“Right from the start it didn’t really look like our day,” Klopp assessed post-match, and you would be hard-pressed to disagree.
It took the Reds until minute 62 to register a shot on target – despite having a goal to their name on the scoreboard – while Arsenal, at the same stage, had already created five big chances.
Liverpool, conversely, created an xG of just 0.37, with the majority of their shots on goals restricted to tight angles or from outside the penalty area – their lowest in the league this season.
One bright note
Few enjoy looking for the positives after a defeat like this one, but Alexis Mac Allister does deserve to be mentioned having been the standout for the Reds.
The Argentine was the only Liverpool player to score above a seven in FotMob‘s ratings (7.8), deservedly so, after winning the most duels of any player (11) and winning the second-most number of tackles (two).
Mac Allister accurately completed 54 of his 60 passes (90 percent) and was fouled more times than anyone else (four).
His level has risen in recent weeks and it is a shame his peers could not match his level of output at the Emirates.
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