The midfielder, a product of the Reds youth academy, replaced Lucas in the latter stages of the game, which finished 0-0 despite both sides having a number of good chances.
Philippe Coutinho hit the woodwork twice and Aaron Ramsey had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside as Liverpool and Arsenal had to settle for a goalless draw in an entertaining Premier League encounter on Monday. There are games in which I will pay three midfield players and not always want a specific defensive one.
Despite the fact that Liverpool created several clear scoring chances in the first half, Arsenal may feel they deserved all three points after this matchup.
“You need a big squad to play in both the Champions League and Premier League and if they get a few knocks who is going to play at the back alongside Mertesacker? It was a real good game of football, all we were missing was the goal”.
“The defenders and the entire 11 did their jobs at set pieces, so we’re pleased with that and we have to keep it going”.
“That will be the platform for us, with all our creative talent”.
‘Hopefully now we can beat Newcastle, go away with our national teams and come back and go on a bit of a run’.
‘I think we could take a leaf out of rugby.
Liverpool, with assured performances from full-backs Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez, maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a third consecutive clean sheet. Replacements Calum Chambers and Gabriel had a shaky night, especially the Englishman, who was horribly exposed on several occasions but saved by goalkeeper Petr Cech. This season we spoke with each other and said we had to start better. The second half was a more fiery affair but ultimately produced less chances as Arsenal had more possession of the ball but Liverpool did well choke Arsenal’s key players all around the pitch. “Even though it was a period of the game where we had the most problems defensively, I can’t see why it was cancelled”, he said.
Teenager Jordan Rossiter came on to make his top-flight bow for Liverpool and, despite some late Arsenal pressure, the visitors’ well-drilled defence stood firm to secure a point. “It was important tonight not to lose, because you could see that was a shock for us and it was important to get that game out of the system”.