It wasn’t the most effective efficiency that Liverpool might’ve conjured up towards Arsenal on Sunday, and an unusually subdued Jurgen Klopp admitted as a lot in his post-match press convention.
To place into perspective simply how dangerous the Reds had been throughout the match in North London, they had been solely on degree phrases within the first half due to an personal aim.
They hadn’t registered a single shot on aim within the opening 45, and that’s virtually unprecedented for a Klopp group.
“Proper from the beginning it didn’t actually seem like our day,” he admitted to gathered media together with representatives from CaughtOffside.
“[…] Arsenal began higher, that’s clear. We didn’t play sufficient soccer.”
Arsenal’s second aim, courtesy of Gabriel Martinelli, got here on account of an horrific mix-up between Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.
Martinelli was chasing the ball down extra in hope than in expectation, however neither Liverpool’s captain nor their custodian took management of the state of affairs.
When the ball fell on the Arsenal striker’s ft with an open aim gaping, Martinelli had the straightforward job or rolling it into an empty web.
From that second onwards, it was all the time going to be an uphill wrestle for a flat Liverpool facet, and Klopp can be hoping that his group can discover their mojo once more once they take to the sector subsequent weekend towards Burnley.