"It feels not fair, but it is fair because we made the mistakes".
"We were too much in trouble in long balls".
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was frustrated his side's epic comeback didn't produce a valuable victory in their battle to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish. The Brazilian had outrun Arsenal's central midfield duo of Granit Xhaka and Jack Wilshere to arrive late into the box.
When Mohamed Salah slotted past Petr Cech to make it 2-0 to the Reds with 52 minutes on the clock, it looked as though it would be plain-sailing for Jurgen Klopp's men in north London.
Roberto Firmino salvaged a point for Liverpool but this was undoubtedly a case of two points dropped for the Merseysiders, particularly given each of the goals they conceded were, to varying degrees, down to individual errors, with the goalkeeper Simon Mignolet badly at fault for Xhaka's on 56 minutes. It was a surprise for home and away supporters alike that Arsenal's ordeal had not resulted in more goals for Liverpool in the first half - the Kops dazzled but failed to convert their plethora of chances.
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This would be a ruthless move from Salah if true. The captain was replaced by James Milner who, like his manager, believes Liverpool's squad is young enough to improve.
But Liverpool being Liverpool - and Arsenal being Arsenal - there were always going to be more goals. 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.
Arsenal have been engulfed in their own label of mediocrity for years now, while Klopp's Liverpool, for all their creative guile, simply epitomise a lopsided attack.
"I want to win titles here, I came here to win titles - to win something for the club, for us, for the fans", he told Sky Sports News.