Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

This Remarkable Record Of Liverpool Icon James Milner Will Take Some Beating

This Remarkable Record Of Liverpool Icon James Milner Will Take Some Beating

It may seem a harsh observation after Wenger's reign produced so much success and magnificent football but there is a sense of release emanating from many Arsenal supporters, who also enjoy Emery's own touchline body language, which was often more than a match for Liverpool counterpart Klopp's usual animated and vocal efforts in his technical area.

James Milner would eventually put the Reds up 1-0 in the second half, before Alexandre Lacazette equalized eight minutes from time to snatch the host Gunners a point.

In contrast to their last visit to the Emirates when they conceded three times in five minutes almost a year ago, Liverpool needed to show their new-found defensive resolve as a confident Arsenal started and finished the brighter.

"It was then a pretty open game".

Milner has always been a reliable player throughout his career, but his importance has grown since his move to Liverpool.

DF Rob Holding, 7 - Very good in aerial duels and coped well when dealing with Roberto Firmino in close quarters.

Arsenal are expecting to finish in the Champions League places this season, meaning they'll nearly certainly have to finish ahead of both Manchester United and Tottenham. We made life a bit too easy for them in the first half.

"We were not compact enough, simple as that", Klopp said. Virgil said immediately after the game he should have had a hat-trick, but he had not even one [goal]. That's OK. Our set-pieces were outstanding and we should have scored from them.

"Maybe today we are more near those teams". "[Saturday] is similar because Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are in front of us in the table and now we want to compete against them and this test is very important, but I trust in our players". I think this is the day Arsenal show some big cracks.

Liverpool are in a stronger position than this time last season, but what's their fans' take on potentially seeing out the campaign with the exact same squad they began with? I was actually waiting for Van Persie and Bergkamp!

Substitute Alex Iwobi, who was switched across the pitch to the left flank shortly after coming on, slipped a smart pass through to Lacazette, who showed great composure to turn away from Alisson before bending in the equaliser.

MF Lucas Torreira, 8 - A one-man wrecking crew in midfield at times, throwing himself about to win the ball back and constantly looking to instigate attacks.

Liverpool's intense pressing style and ability to swamp teams through sheer weight of goals under manager Jurgen Klopp would be the litmus test of Emery's new Arsenal.

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