“Individual mistakes cost us again”, “Feels like a defeat” – Fans react to Arsenal 3–3 Liverpool

22 December 2017

Liverpool fans experienced almost every emotion possible, but Liverpool’s 3-3 draw at Arsenal left an overwhelming sense of frustration—again.


Arsenal 3–3 Liverpool

Premier League, Emirates Stadium
December 22, 2017

Goals: Sanchez (54’) Xhaka (56’) Ozil (58’); Coutinho (26‘), Salah (52‘), Firmino (70’)


What was expected to be an absolute humdinger of a contest at the Emirates lived up to expectation as the Reds played out an incredible draw with the Gunners.

Philippe Coutinho’s delightful lobbed header gave Liverpool a fully deserved half-time lead, which only the Reds’ wastefulness prevented being more.

Mohamed Salah’s calm finish gave the Reds breathing space, but missed chances came back to haunt as three goals in four minutes from Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xkaka and Mesut Ozil spun the game round.

Remarkably it was 3-3 on 70 minutes after Roberto Firmino’s shot looped in to set up a grand slam final 20 minutes, but both sides had to settle for a share of the points.

Here’s how Kopites reacted to the entertaining stalemate on social media and across our forums.

 

Fans bemoaned the costly missed chances in the first half, and were particularly disappointed with Mane…

“Missed too many chances and mistakes cost us feel sorry for Lovren & Klavan who played well.”

Sportbilly1966 on the forums

“Could have won 5-0…. wasteful in front of goal, useless keeper, lost concentration due to over confidence and then panicked! Useless…”
lfceddie on the forums

“We really should have put the game beyond Arsenal in the first half. We were too profligate. Mane looks seriously out of form.”

Fullmetal on the forums

 

Kopites were infuriated by the second-half defensive collapse, criticising the lack of maturity in performance and Mignolet’s part in it…

 

There was mixed feelings on the overall result…

“Now I know how AC Milan felt.”

Ubermick on the forums

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