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Summary

  1. Salah scores 15th league goal of season after Coutinho opener
  2. Sanchez, Xhaka and Ozil turn game around before Firmino levels
  3. Game from Emirates is live on BBC Radio 5 live

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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

What a game of football that was. Not a solid defensive performance in sight.

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'Credit to the creative force'

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Arsenal

Arsene Wenger
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, speaking to Match of the Day: "We played frozen with fear and not at our level in the first half. In the second half we played at our level. It was a thrilling game. I am frustrated at not winning but that is the type of game you want in the Premier League.

"The good thing is that overall we did not give up. The spirit is fantastic. On that front I am proud of the players. It shows a strong mentality. We have the capacity to respond. What you want is for the team to realise that we have to start from the first minute.

"They knew that Liverpool had pace up front and maybe when you prepare for a game you want players to be ready but you make the opponent too big in the heads of your players.

"More for people who love football, let's give credit to the creative force. If you have no shots on goal the defences look good but that is not what people want to see."

Liverpool need a keeper, Arsenal need an energetic central midfielder - IT WAS EVER THUS

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Arsenal fail to get the balance right between attack an defence continuously against the big teams. Granit Xhaka is simply not good enough to control the midfield in the Premier League and they need to go out and spend big money on a world class central midfielder.

Paul in York

Arsene Wenger doesn't buy into both sides having poor defences, saying 'nobody wants to see a boring 0-0.'

'A second hand would help'

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Liverpool

Mignolet save
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, speaking to Sky Sports: "You need to be angry with yourself, not sad or insecure. We came back into the game and scored our third. The point is the minimum we deserve. Because of the intensity of the game it was not easy to create clearer chances. When you get a point at Arsenal it is usually OK but after this give me a few minutes to get there.

"Three goals at Arsenal should be enough. We defended most of the time pretty well. We did not give space away. After they score the first and the second, it is not easy but we need to deal with these situations better."

On Simon Mignolet's error for Arsenal's second goal: "He misjudged it. A second hand would have helped but that is how it is. You don't need to make it bigger than it is. It felt like we shouldn't have conceded but we did.

"Defending is a team thing. Today we make individual mistakes and that is not cool. My job is to think about the performance and that was a winning performance. If you want, the draw is our halfway win. We are always a better side when we draw. We have to take the good things and work on the lesser good things."

'Wow!'

Jurgen Klopp's reaction to being told that his side conceded three times in four minutes and 45 seconds was top class.

Leans back, looks up and gives it a big 'Woowwwwwww'...

'Three goals should be enough'

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp to BBC Sport: "It is difficult to explain, we should be three, four even five-nil up before we don't defend a cross. It feels really strange.

"A point at Arsenal is a good result for most teams in the world but it feels not too good at the moment.

"We made mistakes on both sides of the game but it is unlikely to win 6-3 or something at Arsenal. We didn't take all of our chances but three goals should be enough. Arsenal were not in the game apart from 10 minutes."

'Liverpool unable to adapt style'

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Jermaine Jenas

Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

The best way for Liverpool to win is to beat you in half an hour - if they get into the rhythm they were in in the first half and put the chances away, they win the game.

The longer a team is able to hang on, the less likely it is Liverpool will get a result.

Their one way of playing, inability to adapt their style, it is a fault to an extent - but it is just the way Jurgen Klopp is.

The race for third and fourth...

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Burnley can go back above Arsenal if they beat Spurs tomorrow...

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Klopp has had 4 transfer windows since he became Liverpool manager... and still we have Mignolet in goal. How many times is he going to cost us games?! There are VERY good goalkeepers available next month - a certain Jack Butland would fit the bill nicely!

Elliot, West Sussex

'All three goals are avoidable' - it's safe to say Jurgen Klopp agrees.

'We got our composure back a little late'

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Liverpool

Andrew Robertson
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Liverpool defender Andy Robertson, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was 90 minutes of two teams attacking at high speed. There were mistakes but the tempo it was played at, the boys are still trying to get breath back. You're most vulnerable when you score and that happened to us. They had an extra yard and we made mistakes. We got our composure back a little too late.

"First half we dominated. We have just had a lapse of concentration and it has cost us two points. All three goals were avoidable. We need to get these mistakes out of our game."

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Asher: Only the Ozil goal was out of sheer brilliance, video clips of the other 5 should be repeatedly shown to young academy players as examples of what happens when you forget how to defend!

Imran Sheikh: What a pulsating game of football that was. I can't believe @LFC let slip a two goal lead. We should have comfortably won that! Bad goal keeping, defensive mistakes etc

Fabian Perez: Take a Bow Mr Phil Dawkes. Can you take on Lawro every week please?

Don't say that, it'll go to his head...

'It had everything'

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Jermaine Jenas

Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

It delivered. Before the game, when people are saying 3-2, 4-4 or whatever it is...

Both teams are capable of putting in displays going forward, but equally capable of falling apart. A draw was the right result in the end.

It is crazy. From an entertainment point of view it's had everything - great goals, mistakes, attacking play.

From a purist's point of view you could tear both teams apart - Arsenal's application in the first half, leadership in second half from Liverpool and the ability to control the game.

Alan Shearer

Former Newcastle striker on twitter

A great advert for the @premierleague. Not a great advert for defending or goalkeeping!

'Keeper a major issue for Liverpool'

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Jermaine Jenas

Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

Mignolet
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In the first half Liverpool controlled things.

Somewhere along the line they lost confidence in the way they played and became more susceptible to Arsenal's attacks.

The keeper is a major issue. For a club as big as Liverpool they need someone better between the sticks, as simple as that.

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Noel Fitzpatrick: I've seen grandfather clocks with stronger hands than Mignolet's!!!!

'No reason to drop points'

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Arsenal

Arsenal defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles: "English football has changed, there are a lot of counter-attacking teams now, it’s like basketball.

"I did OK, there are things to work on but I am getting there slowly. We are not happy, we should have won the game. When you are ahead there is no reason to drop points."

'Liverpool were in full control'

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Jermaine Jenas

Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

Three goals in four minutes in the Premier League is ridiculous. For a team that has aspirations of winning the league, not this season but soon, that is not how you win anything.

Liverpool were in full control and I don't think Arsenal did that much to get back into it - it wasn't like they put together unbelievable moves.

I really enjoyed it, it delivered on every aspect from a spectator's point of view.

James Milner has just said 'we need to become more boring.'

Brilliant.

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Simon Sanders: Never mind the 3-3 draw. Arsenal win 53-37 on Scrabble scores for goalscorers

Mark Wilkins: What ever happened to 1-0 to the Arsenal or boring boring Arsenal! Maybe they should go back, They won titles in those days

Hats off to Mr Phil Dawkes - who called that at 3-3...

FULL-TIME

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

YES to Christmas football.

YES to entertainment.

NO to goalkeeping and defending.

Xhaka beats Mignolet from distance
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Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Mesut Ozil stretches to reach a half cleared ball and he slams a shot over the top...

Cleared.

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

WHY ARE SOME FANS LEAVING?!Liverpool win a corner...

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

FLAP! What was that from Simon Mignolet?!

Mesut Ozil miskicks his cross from the left, high, steepling, and Mignolet gets under it like Monty Panesar at long leg. Utterly unconvincing, he's standing behind the line at one point and eventually flaps it over the bar...

'Chance to win it?'

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Jermaine Jenas

Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

I am sure Jurgen Klopp doesn't know what side of the fence to sit on - whether to take the draw, or whether there will be one more chance win it.

Both teams will be the same.

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

FOUR MINUTES added on. Plenty of time!

Jurgen Klopp looks at his watch and has a little laugh to himself. Not enough? Too much?Theo Walcott is on by the way, on for Alexis Sanchez.

Sanchez scored Arsenal's first goal
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'Brilliant play from Wijnaldum'

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Jermaine Jenas

Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

Brilliant play from Georginio Wijnaldum, driving at the heart of the defensive line. Mo Salah eventually works the angle, but Petr Cech had it covered.

CLOSE!

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Theo Walcott is coming on now, but here come Liverpool again. Arsenal have no answer to the run through the middle from Gini Wijnaldum, he finds Mohamed Salah, who shoots into the side-netting!

Arsenal haven't had that man in midfield for, ooh, years?

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

As a neutral:

CAN YOU PLAY THEM EVERY WEEK...?

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Liverpool corner. Four minutes left.

Petr Cech claims it.

A reminder that:

  • There have been 17 goals scored in the 90th minute or later in this match in Premier League history; more than in any other fixture in the competition.

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Taylorjay: What a football game this is what football is about good friday night entertainment

Josh Hammond: Arsenal, Liverpool, i'm going to go make a cuppa and when i get back i expect the score to be 7-7. I want plenty of goals to watch on MOTD!

Cliff: nice to see neither team went for a 'park the sleigh' approach.

SUBSTITUTION

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is roundly booed - but also applauded by some - as he comes on for Liverpool against his old club.

Time to win it?

'Klopp goes three at the back'

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Jermaine Jenas

Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

Jurgen Klopp is the first one to go to a three at the back - the sign of Danny Welbeck coming on to the pitch, I think he thought he needed to make a change there.

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

The error count in this game must be in the hundreds. The intensity of the game has forced so many of those errors but also led to a very entertaining game indeed. Mesut Ozil falls over and loses the ball and Emre Can gallops up the turf in the middle, he finds Mohamed Salah on the right but he can't connect with his man in the middle.

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Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Sadio Mane has been up and down all night, in terms of performance level and actual position. He comes off and Gini Wijnaldum comes on as Jurgen Klopp makes a change in shape too, James Milner now as a wing-back.

CLOSE!

Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Good move from Arsenal though, freeing Hector Bellerin on the overlap and his shot is touched over. It was going over already in fact.

Danny Welbeck is on for Alex Iwobi.