If you give goals away like we did today, including myself, you get what you deserve. Substitute Ainsley Maitland-Niles did just enough to put Mane off from hauling Liverpool level as he fired wide at the near post with two minutes remaining, moments before Joe Willock missed the chance to seal the Arsenal victory with a wild sliced shot from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's centre. A near full-strength Liverpool were dominant from the outset and were nearly gifted the opening goal on 13 minutes when Roberto Firmino charged down goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez's lethargic clearance, sending the ball cannoning off the base of the post. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Liverpool's captain - and indeed the rest of Anfield - was infuriated when referee Howard Webb ignored what looked highly presentable penalty claims as he fell under challenge from William Gallas.

Liverpool host Chelsea at 8.15pm on Wednesday, with the game and post-match trophy lift free-to-air on Sky Sports, before completing their title-winning season with a final-day assignment at Newcastle at 4pm on July 26. Not happy with that, Robertson charged into the area to receive a pass from Firmino and in doing so, pulled David Luiz out of position, which is probably not the most difficult thing the Scotsman has done this season. The comical, slapstick type which normally sends the punters heading back to the underground shaking their heads in total disbelief. But the bedrocks of Liverpool's title triumph handed Arsenal a half-time lead, as rare Van Dijk and Alisson mistakes were ruthlessly punished by Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson's first Premier League goal. Subs: Keita (5), Minamino (6), Shaqiri (n/a), Origi (n/a). To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. But this will hardly dampen the roar in households around the world when Jordan Henderson holds aloft the Premier League trophy on a podium on the Kop after the Chelsea game next Wednesday. The final throw of the Liverpool dice saw Trent Alexander-Arnold's deflected drive draw a stunning save from Martinez at full stretch in the fifth minute of stoppage time, but the Gunners stood firm to warm up for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City in style. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned as Liverpool made two changes from the draw with Burnley. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Kuyt gave Liverpool the lead they deserved five minutes before the interval, and Arsenal keeper Almunia must take a large share of the responsibility. 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Arsenal have beaten Liverpool for the first time in the Premier League since April 2015 (4-1), with this being the first time Jurgen Klopp has suffered defeat against the Gunners in the competition (W5 D3 L1). Alisson and Virgil van Dijk could be absolutely abysmal over the final two games and Liverpool fans will not give a flying fig. "I had a feeling we could win here comfortably, but if you give them goals you see what happens. It's so easy to blame us having won the title. The Gunners captain for the night produced a crucial performance as an opportunistic goal and assist saw teh Frenchman's direct goal involvement against Liverpool increase to four goals in three Premier League appearances against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium (two goals and two assists). And yes, you have read that right. The result does further damage to boss Rafael Benitez's public guarantee that Liverpool will definitely finish in the top four, with Anfield totally subdued at the final whistle as Arsenal dealt comfortably with a succession of aimless long balls. Arsenal take on Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday at 7.45pm, travel to Aston Villa on July 21 at 8.15pm and complete their Premier League season at home to Watford at 4pm on July 26. Ultimately, it would have been nice to reach 101 points and break Manchester City’s record of two years ago - or maybe to even match them by reaching a century. As for Arsenal, they will now concentrate on Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City, a competition which still gives them a route to Europe. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so. It was only a matter of time before the champions converted their dominance, as Mane rounded off a flowing attack with a simple finish from Andrew Robertson's pin-point cross on 20 minutes. Manuel Almunia takes the indirect free kick. vs Liverpool. Shaken. Media requires JavaScript to play. Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool: Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker errors gift Gunners win. FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Arsenal's win over Liverpool in the Premier League. It was a good job Alisson was not pointing any fingers as he was next to join the Emirates Cock-up Club. Arsenal’s defence held out under pressure. The Russian, who scored four goals in four attempts in a dramatic 4-4 draw at Anfield last season, struck in stunning fashion, controlling brilliantly before firing a thunderous shot high past Reina. Sadio Mane looked to have set the champions on course for one of the three victories they needed to surpass Manchester City's record 100-point haul with the opener on 20 minutes at the Emirates. "We have to learn from that 100%, and we will. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "We took a break at 1-0. Premier League. It's good on one side because we have to learn from it.".

1 - Arsenal's equaliser came following Virgil van Dijk's first error leading to a goal in the Premier League since March 2019 (v Fulham), while it was also the Gunners' first shot of the game. Liverpool re-emerged from the break on top and determined to right the wrongs on the first period, and nearly drew level on 54 minutes when Mohamed Salah drew a fingertip save from Martinez. Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker errors gifted Arsenal a 2-1 victory as Liverpool's hopes of breaking the Premier League points record were dashed. Subs: Maitland-Niles (6), Ceballos (5), Willock (5), Aubameyang (5), Kolasinac (n/a).

The Brazilian made a complete mess of Andy Robertson’s bouncing throw and his poor attempt at returning the ball was seized by Lacazette with van Dijk again guilty of switching off. It makes no sense. Under pressure from Reiss Nelson, he scuffed a pass back towards Alisson and Alexandre Lacazette who took a couple of touches to round Alisson before scoring. Torres' return gave Liverpool's attack an extra air of menace in a first half they dominated, exerting almost complete superiority over Arsenal as the Gunners delivered a desperately poor display. Aquilani's arrival failed to provide any spark, and Arsenal were never under serious pressure as they cruised to victory. Salah then forced a terrific save from Martinez and Liverpool cranked up the pressure but Arsenal’s defence held out under pressure. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. The introduction of Takumi Minamino energised the Liverpool attack but he shanked a shot wide before Salah planted a header straight into the arms of Martinez, as desperation crept in as the seconds ebbed away. "The goals shouldn't happen, but until then nothing was wrong. Luckily for the home keeper, the ball rebounded powerfully back to the goal but hit the side of the post. 56:41 The referee blows for offside against Fernando Torres. It will take time, but we can create something. Arshavin scored four at Anfield last season and struck the winner on Sunday, Thanks Rafa Benitez - for ruining my weekend. It prompted Benitez into making a change after 65 minutes, sending on Aquilani for Javier Mascherano in an attempt to provide an extra touch of creativity in midfield. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Arsenal bounced back from North London derby defeat to beat Liverpool 2-1, Reiss Nelson grabbed the winner for the Gunners, The Gunners came from behind to claim a 2-1 win - with Liverpool making massive errors for both goals, Sadio Mane gifted Liverpool in front as the Reds looked like they would secure another victory, Virgil van Dijk then made an huge error to allow Arsenal back into it, Alexandre Lacazette punished his slack defending to level the scores, Arsenal give Liverpool and former Gunner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a guard of honour, Klopp's side have dropped eight points in five games since winning the title, Mikel Arteta's team are unbeaten at the Emirates in 2020, Virgil van Dijk could be absolutely abysmal, Simply predict Arsenal, Spurs and Man Utd vs Chelsea scores this weekend and win £100, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Liverpool suffered their first Premier League defeat in a game they opened in the scoring in since April 2017 (1-2 v Crystal Palace), ending a run of 83 consecutive league games without losing after scoring the opening goal. It looked to be business as usual for Liverpool as they stifled Arsenal, but then two pillars of their Premier League title-winning season conspired to gift the Gunners the lead out of nowhere. You need a bigger squad to compete in this competition and that is going to be the challenge.".

Virgil van Dijk lost the ball, but I didn't see a lot of offers. Although he had a hand on van Dijk, it was certainly not one for VAR. "We need to build and improve the squad; it is not magic. Liverpool will have a week off before they face Chelsea and a special ceremony after the game. Read more. Lacazette crossed for Nelson who, having chased down Alisson in the first place, took just one touch before planting the ball in the corner. We had a bit of luck, but the belief was good. Equally, thousands of Arsenal fans will have been exploding at home when they saw Emi Martinez, who has been playing well recently, get away with a mistake. Yet the celebrations among the club’s supporters have been going on for some time. Liverpool 1-2 Arsenal. For other inquiries, Contact Us. And keeper Alisson and van Dijk, who both improved Liverpool’s defence immeasurably, were both guilty of some really embarrassing mistakes.

Mane found himself in a nice position between Granit Xhaka and Kieran TIerney and struck the ball first time with Martinez going to ground as he rushed out. But the game which now gives Arsenal an outside chance of grabbing a Europa League spot via the League was a reminder that even the great - the very best - can be downright awful.

View our online Press Pack. I made a mistake, I take the blame for it, I take it as a man, and we move on.". Liverpool host Chelsea at 8.15pm on Wednesday, with the game and post-match trophy lift free-to-air on Sky Sports, We would like your feedback, please fill in our survey. Full-time: Arsenal 1 - 2 Liverpool Two goals in five minutes by Michael Owen kept Liverpool on course for a unique cup treble as they completed one of the great FA Cup comebacks. Liverpool: Alisson (4), Alexander-Arnold (6), Gomez (6), Van Dijk (4), Robertson (7), Fabinho (6), Wijnaldum (6), Oxlade-Chamberlain (6), Salah (7), Firmino (6), Mane (7). Please turn on JavaScript. Arsenal 2, Liverpool 1. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO).

We dominated and put pressure on them but gave them two goals and obviously then it's difficult to come back.



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