Arsenal and Liverpool share the spoils in six-goal thriller

Lawrence Cooper
December 23, 2017

The current Premier League top scorer became the first Liverpool player to score 20 goals before Christmas since legend Ian Rush in 1986.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted that "it is hard to explain" how his team did not beat Arsenal in Friday's incredible Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.

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

Liverpool, in their lurid orange away kit, suffered an early blow when captain Jordan Henderson limped off injured.

Salah's on-field link with Sadio Mane has proved a particularly scintillating factor within Jurgen Klopp's team this season.

Arsenal will be looking to redeem their reputation after losing 4-0 to Liverpool in Anfield back in August.

Coutinho has been in brilliant form so far this term following a return of 11 goals and seven assists in 14 starts in all competitions this season.

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Firmino, though, spared his side's blushes with an equaliser.

Liverpool travel to Arsenal on Friday.

Thompson had only three Arsenal players (Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny), while Nicholas had six.

- Salah claims goal No.21 of campaign just after half-time.

Sanchez had been totally anonymous up to that point, but the Arsenal forward sprang to life to reduce the deficit 60 seconds after they fell two behind.

Arsenal responded immediately in an incredible spell, Sanchez starting the comeback by nodding in Bellerin's centre to ensure his side have now scored in 24 consecutive home league matches.

It was the spark that Arsenal needed and they were level three minutes later thanks to a Simon Mignolet howler.

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