I was waiting for Van Persie and Bergkamp - Klopp lauds Arsenal attack


Jurgen Klopp was adamant the goal should have stood.

James Milner's opener was cancelled out by Alexandre Lacazette's brilliant strike late on, and it can certainly be argued Liverpool deserved to win, especially through Mane's tap-in. Probably not. Leno and Alisson are new to the Premier League and they showed that on Saturday. City hosts relegation candidate Southampton on Sunday. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.

But Lacazette provided the equaliser for Arsenal on 81 minutes. Gomez has the potential to be a super, super player at Liverpool for the next 10 years. "For the supporters it is a great match and a good spectacle but I am only 50 per-cent happy because we wanted to win".

In the grand scheme of things, Liverpool will accept a point from a hard away fixture such as this.

"But the spirit is like we want".

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It is still early days of the new era under Emery, with Arsenal just 16 games in, but there is an air of positivity around the Emirates again, and that is success in itself.

Arsenal, after all, finished 37 points behind champions City last season and down in sixth place, closer to the bottom of the table than the top.

Well, when Milner finds the back of the net in the Premier League, he simply doesn't lose. Emery's determination to increase the fitness and work-rate of Wenger's players is now beginning to bear fruit, and those who were drifting last season are now pulling up trees. The Gunners contributed plenty to an absorbing contest, though in truth both sides failed to hit top form. The former German worldwide has averaged nearly two key passes per game this season and his ability to carve open the opposing defence will be paramount in Arsenal's attempts to break down a Liverpool defence that has conceded only four goals this campaign. Both came and flapped at crosses during the game which nearly saw them concede, but on Liverpool's goal Leno was caught pushing a harmless cross back into danger when he probably should have stood back and let one of his defenders clear. The combination of Lacazette and Aubameyang, in particular, could cause a series of trouble for the Liverpool backline as they have already plundered 11 goals in the league thus far.

Liverpool's own refusal to take a backward step helped the occasion, making this one of the finest Premier League matches this season, but Arsenal's fans reserved most of their appreciation for their own team.

Going forward, Liverpool were left to rely on moments rather than periods of sustained quality.