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Milner: Liverpool can do better in attack and defence

James Milner was left disappointed by Liverpool’s inability to hold on to their one goal lead at Arsenal on Saturday evening.

Alexandre Lacazette produced a fantastic finish to make it 1-1 for the Gunners in the final ten minutes of a crucial Premier League tie for both sides at the Emirates Stadium.

A draw was probably the fairest result after a great game of football, but Liverpool‘s veteran midfielder felt his team could have done a better job of finishing Arsenal off from a leading position so late in the game.

“It’s disappointing when you are 1-0 up late on you should see it out and we didn’t manage to do that. At both ends of the field, we can do better,’’ Milner told BT Sport.

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Milner is surely referring to a gilt-edged opportunity for Mohamed Salah to put Sadio Mané through on goal just before Lacazette’s equaliser for Arsenal.

“The pleasing thing is the chances we created,” the Reds’ captain added.

“I didn’t know that was my 50th Premier League goal, which is nice, but it would have been nicer to get three points.

“We could have kept our shape better in the first half, we needed to be more solid, that’s something to learn from. We were better in the second half and were a threat from set-pieces.”

Liverpool, who face Fulham at Anfield next Sunday, are currently top of the table ahead of title-favourites, Manchester City, although Pep Guardiola’s men are widely expected to take all three points from their game with Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

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