It was amazing, not to mention a shock, to see Arsenal score three goals against Liverpool in the space of six minutes after our team had only managed the same amount of goals in the previous 400 minutes of Premier League football. But we were probably not as shocked as Jurgen Klopp who saw his team throw away a comfortable lead in those minutes of maddness.
Klopp thinks that the only reason Arsenal were given those chances was because of his own side’s laxity in defence. “We had five minutes where we had obvious, individual problems,” Klopp said. “It was on all of the Arsenal goals. There were misjudgments on all of them. Then, we reacted much better and we deserved the point. That was the minimum we deserved. We played 94 minutes and for 89 minutes, the performance was what we wanted.
“The five minutes, of course, were decisive and difficult to explain. We opened the door for them in these five minutes and they took their chances. It was a strange game. Usually at Arsenal, a point is absolutely OK. But tonight it’s different.”
The German was particularly scathing of Granit Xhaka’s equaliser from a potshot from outside the box which looked like it was going straight at Simon Mignolet. Klopp continued: “Xhaka can shoot a few more times in this life and Simon Mignolet saves these balls in 99.9% of all situations,” Klopp said. “Not tonight.”
Were Arsenal really just lucky for five minutes of the game or did we earn a fair draw?