The Merseysiders and the Gunners did not decide who was the strongest, exchanging goals in the first half.
Ukrainian footballer Alexander Zinchenko 's Arsenal drew with Liverpool in the central match of the 18th round of the English Premier League (EPL) . The match at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool ended with a score of 1:1 .
The Gunners took the lead early in the game. Already in the 4th minute, Brazilian defender Gabriel headed in a free kick from Martin Odegaard.
The Merseysiders responded in the 29th minute. Mohamed Salah passed Zinchenko on the right flank of the attack and fired into the near corner.
In the second half, the teams played on opposite courses and tried to snatch victory. Liverpool were closer to this. In the 72nd minute, Jurgen Klopp's team launched a quick counterattack, which was finished off by Trent Alexander-Arnold hitting the crossbar.
Let us note that Zinchenko was in the starting lineup of the “gunners” and played the full match.
Review of the match “Liverpool” – “Arsenal”
The draw allowed Arsenal (40 points) to remain in first place in the Premier League standings. Liverpool (39 points) moved up to second position and is ahead of Aston Villa (39 points) in additional indicators.
In the next round, Arsenal will host West Ham on December 28, and Liverpool will face Burnley away on December 26.