Having gone 1-0 up but wasted a number of chances to potentially put the game beyond the Gunners in the first half, when Jurgen Klopp's side did score a second goal it was followed immediately by a insane five-minute spell in which they somehow went from 2-0 ahead to 3-2 down.
Goals from Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah gave the visitors a two-goal half-time cushion at the Emirates Stadium on Friday (22 December). First of all I was thinking if it was a offside or not, but then I looked to the linesman and he said goal so I was very happy'. Having come on as a substitute for injured captain Jordan Henderson, the experienced midfielder has called for Liverpool to be "boring" at times.
The Gunners had already been 2-0 down and reversed the tie with goals from Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil before Roberto Firmino's 71st-minute leveller.More news: Back to blue for British passports after Brexit
Failing that, Klopp should dip into the transfer market once again to finally solve a problem that has cost Liverpool so many points this season. It was quality [against Arsenal]; not for a result but enough for a good performance. Arsenal and Liverpool, in respective terms increasingly incoherent and intermittently chaotic, represent the flaws and foibles of the men entrusted with overall responsibility for fulfilling their potential. After his blistering start at Anfield, the 25-year-old took the time to sit down with Sky Sports and discuss his favourite goals for the Reds so far. "We've got to become more boring".
While Liverpool would be disappointed they didn't bury their chances in the first-half, Arsenal have been let off by the hook in a game which once again depicted the gulf in class between the league leaders Manchester City and the remaining contenders for a top-four finish.
"I don't know what you mean by parking the bus", he said after the game.