Published: Sat, December 23, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Arsenal 0 - 1 Liverpool: Tops & Flops of the first half

Arsenal 0 - 1 Liverpool: Tops & Flops of the first half

But while Jurgen Klopp's side dominated the first period, they were later left to rue missed chances.

Firmino continued to trouble the Arsenal defence and went close again, but his effort from the edge of the area just sailed narrowly over the bar as Klopp's side looked for more.

Arsenal scored three goals in quick succession, inside five minutes to be exact, helped by some lackadaisical Liverpool defending and calamitous goalkeeping from Simon Mignolet.

Joe Gomez completed 90 minutes in the draw against Arsenal on Friday night - and the Liverpool fans ripped into him on Twitter.

In the league table, Liverpool will remain one point ahead of Arsenal in fourth-place but they will see it as two points dropped.

Arsenal will be without Aaron Ramsey as the midfielder is still nursing a hamstring injury while Olivier Giroud is also set to miss out after limping off with a hamstring problem against West Ham.

Salah's 21st Liverpool goal this season should have been the knockout blow, but incredibly it was the signal for an epic collapse from the visitors.

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Firmino's drive narrowly cleared the crossbar just after the half-hour mark and Cech then had to deny Salah after Koscielny's slip let the Egypt global in, with Sadio Mane acrobatically turning the rebound over.

Jack Wilshere could start three consecutive Premier League matches for Arsenal for the first time since September to October 2014.

"We are friends", he added.

Liverpool have enjoyed an impressive recent run of form against Arsenal, winning the reverse fixture 4-0 earlier in the season and winning both Premier League meetings during the last campaign.

However, only a minute later Alexis Sanchez gave the Gunners an immediate lifeline by heading home a lovely whipped cross from Hector Bellerin.

But Arsenal were denied a crucial win when Roberto Firmino found an equaliser 20 minutes from full-time.

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