Mohamed Salah returned to the starting lineup, joined by Cody Gakpo, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, and Andy Robertson. However, Arsenal took the lead early in the match with Gabriel Martinelli calmly rolling the ball into the net after a ricochet off Van Dijk.
Saka continued to pose a threat for Liverpool, with Gabriel Jesus adding to their woes by scoring Arsenal’s second goal. However, Liverpool managed to pull one back in the 42nd minute with Salah poking the ball into the net from close range after a combined effort from Curtis Jones and Robertson.
In the second half, Liverpool was awarded a penalty after Rob Holding fouled Jota during a corner breakdown. Unfortunately, Salah missed the target, marking his second consecutive penalty miss.
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But Liverpool’s relentless pursuit of an equalizer paid off in the 87th minute when substitute Roberto Firmino headed home Alexander-Arnold’s cross, securing a crucial draw and denying Arsenal a victory that could have preserved their eight-point gap at the top of the table.
Despite their fluctuating performance, Liverpool has only lost once at home this season. The draw puts more pressure on Arsenal in the race for the Premier League title with Manchester City, who are now six points ahead. Liverpool’s resilience and determination were evident in their comeback, showcasing their competitive spirit despite their current form.