Milner milestone in vain as Arsenal holds Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Liverpool

The No.4 was, once again, a formidable presence at the heart of the Reds defence at Emirates Stadium, where James Milner's opening goal was equalised by Alexandre Lacazette.

"The balance was good in our speed and intensity".

"The Premier League is the first competition for us", he said.

"It's very important when you play against City, Chelsea and Liverpool and if you win it's better".

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has said that Liverpool centre-backs Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk can form one of the all-time great defensive partnerships.

The last five league meetings between the two sides had produced a total of 27 goals, which whetted the appetite ahead of what many believed was Arsenal's most testing encounter of the campaign, at least since their early-season losses to Chelsea and Manchester City. But also, we need the regularity of every match and the next match against Wolverhampton here, is the same.

"It was very intense". This is an Arsenal team that still has more Achilles heels than is ideal, one of them in goal.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane had a first half goal incorrectly ruled out for off-side, with Klopp bemoaning that decision as he met the media. I am used to having problems like this in the first months. When we had the ball it was good, we were a threat, we were in behind.

"But I do think in a young player's development... you've seen it with top players with Wayne Rooney on the left wing at times for Man Utd, [Cristiano] Ronaldo on the wing and up front". That's OK. Our set-pieces were outstanding and we should have scored from them.

MF Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 6 - Showed his connection with Aubameyang on a couple of occasions and almost scored with a header in the first half.

"But it's not going to change and we made more mistakes than the referee".

And according to the laws of the game, the forward remained on-side as the move progressed by ensuring that he stayed behind the ball as the following image shows.

Arsenal brought pretty much all of their strikers [on]... "I was actually waiting for Robin van Persie and Dennis Bergkamp". The Swiss made more passes (47), had more touches (59), made more tackles (5) and more recoveries (9) than any other player in the first half, emphasising the improvement he has made under Emery. "Lukaku's goalscoring record is up there, it's fantastic, he scores goals", he added.

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