Arsenal v Liverpool - story of the match

Arsenal will be hopping to get their own pound of flesh against Liverpool as the busy festive period of premier league action gets underway at The Emirates this Friday night.

This was one of the craziest games of the season, ...

'We play such good football going forward and maybe sometimes we need to switch that off for five or 10 minutes.

Gary Neville Jamie Carragher
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Liverpool sits in fourth entering the match, while Arsenal is one point behind in fifth.

'There are times in the game when you've got to tighten up and not make those mistakes for five minutes.

Liverpool's unnecessary charity in the first half offered Arsene Wenger's side respite they hadn't deserved.

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Salah has delighted the Anfield faithful since joining from Roma during the close season and he reached 20 goals in all competitions by scoring in last weekend's 4-0 thrashing of Bournemouth.

Liverpool fans thought Salah had won it in the penultimate minute but his shot ruffled the side-netting, with both teams left to settle for a point after a breathless festive treat.

"In the first half, we were paralyzed, frozen".

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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. "We have to take the good things and work on the lesser good things", the Liverpool boss added.

The Egypt global has hit the ground running since arriving at Anfield in the off-season, having bagged 20 goals in all competitions to help the Reds to fourth in the Premier League and earn a place in the UEFA Champions League last-16.

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