Several Liverpool fans pan midfield duo’s performance as Reds go into half-time goalless in Carabao Cup semi-final clash

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Liverpool’s midfield continued to bear the brunt of much criticism from fans and commentators alike in the Reds’ Carabao Cup meeting with Arsenal.

The Merseysiders went into the half-time break goalless despite sustained pressure against Mikel Arteta’s Gunners outfit.

Supporters have questioned the continued use of Jordan Henderson and James Milner with the club’s opponents down to 10 men, with the former found guilty of losing possession on several occasions in the first 45 minutes.

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With the London-based side adopting a more reserved shape following the loss of their Swiss international, we’d certainly argue that a substitution designed to put further pressure on our opposition would certainly make more sense.

Switching on a more adventurous midfielder – of the likes of Curtis Jones or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – for our robust veteran would perhaps be best advisable at this stage, in order to make the most of Anfield before we visit the Emirates Stadium later this month.

Though we’d expect Arsenal won’t be keen to opt for much in the way of forward-thinking play, there remains an advantage for us to utilise in the final 45 minutes.

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