Mohamed Salah has claimed that Liverpool ‘dominated’ Arsenal during last Sunday’s encounter at Anfield.
The Reds fought back from 2-0 down against the league leaders to claim a 2-2 draw. In amongst it all Salah missed a second-half penalty while a string of superb Aaron Ramsdale saves kept the Reds at bay.
And speaking to liverpoolfc.com about the game, Salah has suggested that Arsenal were lucky to get way with a point.
“[Arsenal are] top of the table, we played a good game against them, they are a really good team,” he admitted. “But I think we dominated the game, especially in the second half; we were unlucky with some chances.
“So, hopefully that will give us a push for the next games.”
A game of two halves at Anfield
There have been plenty of differing takes about last Sunday’s rollercoaster at Anfield. Fans of both sides have claimed that each should have won. In the end, a draw was probably fair.
Arsenal perhaps will never have a better chance to end their hoodoo on Merseyside. Having not won at Liverpool’s home since 2012, they raced into a two goal lead.
Cruising in the game, they had openings to put the match beyond Liverpool and extend their lead at the top of the Premier League. But for whatever reason, they couldn’t make it count.
Liverpool’s fightback was not simply a smash-and-grab, though. The first goal may have come against the run of play, but the second had been coming throughout the second 45.
Salah should have buried his penalty, before Darwin Nunez spurned a one-on-one with Ramsdale. It was all one-way traffic as Arsenal sat back in an attempt to protect their lead.
Ultimately, they weren’t able to do that. Roberto Firmino with his customary goal on his final appearance against the Gunners. It had been coming. Judging from just the second-half, Liverpool did dominate Arsenal. But a game is 90 minutes and Mikel Arteta’s side played their part in the opening 45 minutes. Still, positive signs for Liverpool, no doubt.