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