There were rumours before the game that Klopp was going to try and take advantage of Arsenal-s slow starts to every game by going for the jugular from the off, but it was Arsenal that managed to control most of the first 45 minutes.
Lucas Torreira was outstanding and is going to be pivotal for us this season. Mane had the ball in the back of the net which was clearly offside but the twat on BTSports was adamant it should have counted, although when Arsenal, through Lacazette, did the same thing from a narrow offside decision it was 100% offside!
But Arsenal did not look inferior at all and although the pundits *Hi Paul Merson you twat!( predicted a walkover for the Reds we looked to be the better team on the pitch.
Into the second half and Arsenal continued their calm superiority until suddenly after 15 minutes Leno made a hash of a cross and palmed it out straight to James Milner who calmly slotted it home. Milner has never lost a game that he has scored in before so we have a mountain to climb but Arsenal are used to going behind in every game so hopefully they will come back as usual.
Arsenal didn’t drop their heads and just 4 minutes later it was Torreira in the centre forward position and with just Allison to beat he banged it close enough to the keepers hands that he could knock it over the bar.
Emery tried to do his magic and brought on Iwobi and Ramsey for Mhkitaryan and Aubameyang but Liverpool were starting to look very comfortable despite more urgency from the Gunners. Kolasinac was causing trouble down the wings and got a few good crosses in but with no luck. Emery through on Welbeck with ten mins to go but Kolasinac was the surprising one to go off.
But whatever Emery told them it worked very quickly as within a minute Lacazette ha equalised brilliantly and suddenly Arsenal were back in the game. And they went all out attack to try and get the winner and wereckeeping Liverpool away from the ball. Welbeck nearly had a chance but unluckily the ball hit his hand. Then Bellerin was set up perfectly but he is not good with his left foot and it was miles wide.
Holding looked very assured against Salah, who was taken off at the death to preserve Liverpool’s point, and despite some late Liverpool pressure the Gunners held on for a good draw against one of the best teams around….