Defensive errors were to blame once again as Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil struck to put Arsenal ahead - and although Roberto Firmino restored parity to give each side a share of the points, it was a nightmare at the back for both sides.
Milner subbed into the match after 10 minutes following an injury to Jordan Henderson, and said the exciting, flowing Liverpool could've used a dose of patience with the lead. Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was on the receiving end of a hammering from the Arsenal attack, but many fans felt that the Reds' stopper should have done more to prevent Arsenal from scoring some of their goals.
Arsenal remain in 5th place just one point behind 4th placed Liverpool following the draw.
"We were scared to play our game, we are at our best when we play our football and pass it around quickly".
The 25-year-old - who joined from Italian club Roma in the close season - has scored 21 goals in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp's side and is joint-top of the Premier League scorers' charts with Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane.
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But even before the match caught fire, Liverpool had to change things around. "We all have a job to do". "We know our situation", Klopp said.
According to the Daily Star, he said "he [Mignolet] misjudged it". You don't need to make it bigger than it is.
"Defending is a team thing". My job is to think about the performance and that was a winning performance.
"We were disappointed not to win after conceding a goal like that, but we were better in the second half". "We will take it day by day and see what happens in the future".