Arsenal Vs. Liverpool according to the Media
Just looking at what the media thought about our 1st game of the season against Arsenal.
Started off as we carried on, focusing on Moreno and his ‘poor’ defending.
Liverpool’s full-back Moreno had a match to forget after twice making crucial mistakes. He should have been punished by Walcott for his first – a wild lunge on the England forward inside the area which resulted in the penalty. Simon Mignolet’s save bailed him out. The reaction on social media was damning and who knows what his manager Jurgen Klopp was thinking.
His second error was arguably more inexplicable when he allowed Walcott acres of space on the right of the box. Before the England winger drilled his angled effort past the Belgian keeper.
They did point out Coutinho’s brilliance.
Philippe Coutinho was the conductor in midfield for Liverpool, he scored two superb goals – the only downside was the injury to the Brazilian 20 minutes from time.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: “We lacked experience at the back and we were physically short. Liverpool did well and we were for 15 minutes completely shocked.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: “I played a big part in the excitement of the last half-hour, because it’s not allowed to celebrate the fourth goal like this with 35 minutes to go. “At this moment, we switched off the machines. The game was not over. Arsenal lost, but we gave them a path back into the game.
The Telegraph went with a rather amusing ‘Jurgen Klopp’s heavy metal men thrash Gunners’.
But when Jurgen Klopp’s side, boasting three new signings, clicked into gear, Arsenal fell apart to condemn Wenger’s men to their third opening-day defeat in four seasons at the Emirates.
The inexperienced pair were ripped apart by Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and debutant Sadio Mane during 18 minutes either side of half-time.