Arsenal 0 - 1 Liverpool: Tops & Flops of the first half

Arsenal legend David Seaman

Arsenal legend David Seaman

Arsenal's troubles deepened seven minutes into the second half when Mohamed Salah was gifted even more space to double Liverpool's lead.

Much to the fury of Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, Mesut Ozil was able to dink the ball over goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to send Arsenal into a 58th-minute lead that seemed improbable minutes earlier.

The Egyptian's cross was deflected into the path of an onrushing Coutinho, who managed to deftly loop his header over Cech for his sixth Premier League goal of the season.

Joe Gomez completed 90 minutes in the draw against Arsenal on Friday night - and the Liverpool fans ripped into him on Twitter.

Nine hat-tricks have been scored by Liverpool in league games against the Gunners - the last from Peter Crouch in March 2007 in a 4-1 Anfield win.

Fourth placed Liverpool remain one point above fifth placed Arsenal after a Christmas cracker that underlined the qualities and problems with two teams who harboured title ambitions in August, but now trail way behind runaway leaders Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp's side had to settle for a point after a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League.

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However, he has conceded 14 goals in his five games against Liverpool since joining Arsenal.

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"We are working hard every day to win something and I am sure we will this year", he said.

Arsenal were unable to nullify the visitors, though, and the Reds got back on terms through Firmino's left-footed shot in the 71st minute.

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas had some surprise answers when asked to pick his Arsenal and Liverpool combined XI.

However, only a minute later Alexis Sanchez gave the Gunners an immediate lifeline by heading home a lovely whipped cross from Hector Bellerin.

As for the away side, they come into the game on the back of a brilliant 4-0 victory at Bournemouth last weekend as they played with great attacking flair to cement their place inside the top four.

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