Klopp admits mixed feelings after ‘spectacular game’ with Arsenal

Jurgen Klopp admits he has mixed feelings after Liverpool drew with Arsenal in a ‘spectacular game’ at Anfield.

Liverpool fought back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with the Premier League leaders, as goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino cancelled out Arsenal’s two-goal lead.


Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus goals had put Arsenal in control after the Gunners impressed across the opening exchanges, but an enthralling encounter saw Liverpool miss late chances to win the game.

Salah wasted the Reds’ best chance after rolling a penalty wide of the post, before the Egyptian and Ibrahima Konate were denied by brilliant saves from Aaron Ramsdale late on. Klopp admits he was baffled as to how his side did not claim all three points in the closing stages.

“A bit typical for us this season. An open game, completely open, they score with the first situation and the second one,” the Liverpool boss told Sky Sports.

“Our reaction was good. It was a spectacular game in the end. How we didn’t win it with those late chances I don’t know. I’m caught in between [being happy and not]. I have no problems with drawing. Arsenal were good but they could and should have lost this game. The point for them is better.

“We had moments and chances where we didn’t finish the situations off. Slightly typical. They’re flying so they score with their first chance. The goal we scored helped massively. At half-time it wasn’t over. It was a sensational atmosphere. Good moment to get the equaliser.

“All of a sudden we were in charge of a wild game. We deserved at least a point. If Ibou [Konate] uses his head [for a late chance] it’s a goal. Maybe he slipped. He had a chance, it was just there.”

Klopp was asked for his view on a half-time incident involving Andy Robertson and linesman Constantine Hatzidakis.

The official appeared to aim an elbow at the Liverpool left-back after the defender approached him and Klopp – who said he did not see the incident – believes the ‘pictures will speak for themselves’.

“Nothing. I know it happened but I didn’t watch it. If it happened the pictures will speak for themselves.”

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