Bernd Leno speaks out on mistake in Liverpool draw

Bernd Leno speaks out on mistake in Liverpool draw

Bernd Leno speaks out on mistake in Liverpool draw

Jurgen Klopp disagreed with the decision to disallow Sadio Mane's goal for Liverpool against Arsenal on Saturday evening but said he can not complain about leaving the Emirates Stadium with a point in hand.

His challenge on van Dijk might have resulted in either a goal or a penalty for Liverpool and the attempt to catch Mane's centre while at full stretch could have been a game-settling howler.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was lively in the opening exchanges and saw two shots deflected behind as Arsenal started brighter than in recent weeks.

The draw briefly took Liverpool to the top of the Premier League, before Manchester City's victory over Southampton on Sunday moved Pep Guardiola's side two points ahead.

Arsenal's resurgence under new manager Unai Emery saw one fixture ringed in red on the calendar - the night they would meet Liverpool at Emirates Stadium. "Yes, I was not happy with the first half". "Yes, and I do", said Klopp, when asked if he has to ignore City's relentless accumulation of points.

Liverpool's intense pressing style and ability to swamp teams through sheer weight of goals under manager Jurgen Klopp would be the litmus test of Emery's new Arsenal.

The Gunners, however, had the goal they deserved to celebrated eight minutes from time when Lacazette found space behind Liverpool's defensive line, evaded an out coming Alisson and curled the ball exquisitely into the far corner.

And those four extra points do more than just help with the Premier League table, they install belief among the playing squad and send a message to the rest of the competition. But also, we need the regularity of every match and the next match against Wolverhampton here, is the same. Mane was then behind both ball and player when Firmino lifted it over Leno, rendering him onside for the second phase of play. "As long as the boys are fit, we have a really good football team".

Ramsey scored a sensational goal in Arsenal's 5-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage last month to open his account for the season.

Mane's disallowed strike was the major talking point, with many fans reviving calls for the Premier League to follow other major leagues and introduce VAR.

Substitute Alex Iwobi, who was switched across the pitch to the left flank shortly after coming on, slipped a smart pass through to Lacazette, who showed great composure to turn away from Alisson before bending in the equaliser.

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