5 Interesting Facts on Liverpool vs Arsenal

Arsenal incised a 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Thursday (7/16/2020). The third defeat this season ensures Liverpool fail to carve a record as the Premier League champion with the most points. Klopp admitted his frustration at a result that leaves Liverpool on 93 points and, with two matches left, means they can no longer reach the 100-point record set by Manchester City in 2018.

“I’m disappointed and angry about a few things,” he said. “The game was good and the attitude is good, but we took a break and that’s why we lost the game.”

The goals in the match that rolled at the Emirates Stadium came in the opening 45 minutes. The Reds took the lead through Sadio Mane using Andrew Robertson’s pass. However, the Gunners hit back two goals through Alexandre Lacazette and Riss Nelsson, thanks to two blunders from Alisson and Virgil van Dijk. Then, there is no more goals in the second half of the game.

Here are 5 interesting things from the match:

Juergen Klopp’s first defeat to Arsenal

This is Arsenal’s first win over Liverpool in the Premier League since April 2015. As a result, Juergen Klopp felt defeat for the first time from the Gunners at league event after incised five wins and three draws before this.

Record of 83 matches unbeaten breaks

Before this, Liverpool recorded a series of 83 league matches unbeaten after scoring the first goal of the match. This match is the first time since April 2017 where they lost after breaking into the opponent’s goal first.

Arsenal’s win against the top standings

This is Arsenal’s first win against the team that topped the standings on match day since February 2016 (vs Leicester). Before this, they always lost five times when it happened.

Liverpool back line performance

Liverpool have conceded 10 goals in the last five away games, the same amount as in the last 19 away matches. These goals make Liverpool lose eight points from five matches since confirmed to be the Premier League champions. The Reds only lost seven points from 31 matches opening season.

Virgil van Dijk’s Blunder Errors

Virgil van Dijk scored goals for opponents for the first time in the Premier League since March 2019 (vs Fulham). At the same time, the goal came from Arsenal’s first shot throughout the match.

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