Joe Allen scored a 90th-minute equalizer to secure a point for Liverpool in this 6-goal Premier League thriller at Anfield.
We weren’t that confident going into the game as a result of the number of players either out injured or not match-fit. Had we been offered a draw prior to kick-off we’d have taken it without hesitation, so we were naturally stunned when Roberto Firmino put us 1-0 up after just 10 minutes.
5 more goals would follow and to be fair, neither side deserved to be crowned winners but boss Jürgen Klopp must have felt like one when Joe Allen smashed the ball into the back of the net.
It was a game that saw Allen silence his haters for a few minutes at least, and Simon Mignolet, well, as usual he was flapping around like a lost seagull.
We also saw new loan signing Steven Caulker make his Liverpool debut with just a couple of minutes left on the clock.
Former Reds’ boss Rafa Benitez watched the match from the stands.
Below is a selection of match reports from the mainstream media that will give you an idea of how things panned out if you were unable to watch the game.
- Daily Mail
- BBC Sport
- Official Liverpool FC
- Sky Sports
- The Guardian
- Official Arsenal FC
MAN OF THE MATCH
“We started so good and played good football. It showed all of us how good we could be. Then we concede a goal from a set play and we have to work at it. Organisation is one thing and sometimes we have a little problem with concentration. We gave them two easy goals after we had to work really hard for our goals. We had many moments which I am happy with,” – Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager
“I’m very disappointed but, overall, I cannot fault the effort and commitment of the team. We had a difficult start. At 3-2, we should have made it 4-2 and didn’t make the right decision in the final third. Liverpool fought until the last second,” – Arsene Wenger, Arsenal manager