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Despite the painful blow, the 'reds' are still standing after the last defeat

By Charles Cornwall

Despite the painful blow, the 'reds' are still standing after the last defeat

A high-level match, which is why these teams are in the places they occupy in the Premier League

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The most important match of matchday 23 of the Premier League ended, and the confrontation between Gunners and Reds was the most attractive match of this weekend in England. This match did not disappoint as it had great opportunities for both teams, who fought to stay in the fight for leadership, with both teams putting on a good show.

During the first half, Arsenal was superior to the Reds, and although the team led by Jürgen Klopp had a greater amount of ball possession, Arsenal was the team that had the greatest number of arrivals in the Reds' area, having 4 shots on goal while Liverpool had none in the first 45 minutes. That was not an impediment to not seeing goals during the first half, since the Gunners took the lead first on the scoreboard in the 14th minute with a goal from Bukayo Saka, while despite not having reached the back of the rival area, the Reds They tied the game with an own goal by Brazilian defender

For the second half, Liverpool seemed to come out much more animated on the attack as Luis Díaz came dangerously close from the left sector so that the play ended with a shot from Alexis Mac Allister that passed close to the Gunners' goal. Although Liverpool looked better on attack than in the first half, Arsenal went ahead on the scoreboard again after a terrible mistake by Virgil Van Dijk and Alisson Becker.

With the departure of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli Liverpool once again took center stage in the game and began to be a team with greater initiative in attack. However, this changed radically in the 88th minute when Ibrahima Konaté was sent off, as the Reds were not beaten by Arsenal, who once again took advantage of the errors of goalkeeper Alisson Becker so that Leandro Trossard made it 3-1 to end the match.

What the match left at the Emirates Stadium

After the defeat of the Reds, they could lose first place in the Premier League, since Manchester City is only 5 points away, having two games in hand. In addition, Arsenal temporarily stays in second place, since if the Citizens win their games they will overtake Liverpool and Arsenal from the first two places in England. Being a match that could mark the Reds' race for the title.