Arsenal v Liverpool: 5 things we learned
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Dec 25, 2017,
Dec 25, 2017, 3:10
But the hosts suddenly came alive and, unbelievably, they were ahead by the 58th minute with goals from Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil turning the game upside down.
Liverpool's defensive capabilities have come under renewed criticism following a chaotic encounter at the Emirates Stadium.
Liverpool have now conceded three or more goals five times this season and, before Manchester City's fixture against Bournemouth on Saturday, find themselves 17 points behind the leaders having played one game more.
Firmino made sure Liverpool returned north with a point with a 71st minute equaliser but Juergen Klopp was left scratching his head at how his side squandered two points. I am responsible, how I said always, and I feel it.
"Then we struck back and it's point; usually if you go to Arsenal and get a point it is absolutely OK, we are not insane that we can not see that". If we stay consistent and avoid our mistakes, mistakes like [on Friday], we will win much more games than we lose or draw.
Liverpool will be without captain Jordan Henderson for Swansea's visit after the England midfielder pulled up with a hamstring injury in the early exchanges on Friday. "Of course it's Arsenal, it's a top club and they have a lot of quality, but still we are a little bit disappointed". "Basically we went to keep these players". "The easy part is the bit that we're not doing well and it's something we can learn easily and quickly".