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Klopp breaks silence and reveals why Liverpool lost to Arsenal, blow for Arteta

By Charles Cornwall

Klopp breaks silence and reveals why Liverpool lost to Arsenal, blow for Arteta

Liverpool suffered a heavy blow at the Emirates on Sunday as Arsenal

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Liverpool suffered a heavy blow at the Emirates on Sunday as Arsenal defeated them 3-1 on Sunday, with Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk making serious errors for the Gunners' second goal (from Gabriel Martinelli) and the Reds' goalkeeper for their third (from Leandro Trossard).

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Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp refused to blame either Alisson or Van Dijk in his statement to the media. On Arsenal's second goal, in the 67th minute, the goalkeeper and defender did not understand each other.

Klopp said: "We spoke in the dressing room (about the second goal) with everyone involved, it was just bad luck. Things that have happened before, that can happen. A rare goal. They are human beings.

Klopp also said: "Our two main weapons had a lack of understanding. It just shows that they are human beings and it makes the things they normally do more special. Sometimes we forget, they are human. They are not happy, we are not happy. We should have done more in the match. But we have to take it and go from here".

But the Liverpool manager also complained about some of the refereeing decisions: Asked about Ibrahima Konaté's sending-off, Klopp said: "Today (Sunday) a lot of things went against us. This referee gave me a red card against Man City for a fighting situation between Bernardo Silva and Mo Salah. Today the same situation with Jota but without a red card." And on the red card to the Liverpool defender: "The action of Havertz with Konaté.... Gabriel did the same with (Darwin) Núñez, no red card".

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Premier League leaders Liverpool, whose next opponents are Burnley, are now two points clear of Mikel Arteta's side and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, who will take top spot if they beat Brentford on Monday and the same opponents in a postponed game on the 20th.


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