Liverpool vs Arsenal – Liverpool manages to equalize in the final few minutes

Liverpool vs Arsenal – Liverpool manages to equalize in the final few minutes
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Roberto Firmino's late goal saw Arsenal's lead at the top of the Premier League cut to six points after an intense game with Liverpool at Anfield.

The Gunners had a two-goal lead after the first half and were looking for their first victory at Liverpool since 2012, but lost it as they paid the price for losing their discipline in bits & pieces throughout the game.

Arsenal took an early lead against Liverpool immediately after eight minutes, which was then followed by a great bit of skill from Gabriel Jesus to head home a goal at the Kop end.

Liverpool sparked into life after a flashpoint between Granit Xhaka and Trent Alexander-Arnold late in the first half, Mohamed Salah scoring at the far post just before the break to set up a thriller.

At the end of the first half, Constantine Hatzidakis appeared to elbow Liverpool defender Robertson. This is a bizarre moment after one has just ended.

In a dramatic second half, Salah missed his second successive penalty when he shot wide after Rob Holding fouled Diogo Jota before Firmino rose at the far post to head home Alexander-Arnold's cross with three minutes left.

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale - who had already saved crucially from Darwin Nunez - produced two unbelievable saves from Salah and Ibrahima Konate as Mikel Arteta's pace setters had to settle for a point, with Liverpool fully deserving their share of the spoils for a stirring fightback.