Goals, goals, goals! Best Premier League games between Liverpool and Arsenal

first_img 6 6 Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool (April 17, 2011) – click the arrow above, right, to relieve five more of the best Premier League meetings between Liverpool and Arsenal – Arsenal were closing the gap on Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table towards the end of the 2011/12 season and thought a 1-0 victory had been clinched through Robin van Persie’s penalty in the 98th minute. But there was more shock to come. Deep into injury time, as a result of an earlier head injury to Jamie Carragher, Emmanuel Eboue was adjudged to have felled Lucas in the box and Dirk Kuyt coolly stepped up to equalise from the spot with 102 minutes on the clock. Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool (August 14, 2016) – Opening games of the season don’t come better than this clash at the Emirates. Shortly after missing a penalty, Theo Walcott drew first blood, before Philippe Coutinho equalised with a sublime free kick seconds from half-time. But it was the second period that really saw proceedings come to life. Adam Lallana put Liverpool ahead soon after the break, Coutinho grabbed his brace and Sadio Mane scored his first goal for the club to make it 4-1. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, finishing off a superb solo run, and Calum Chambers helped the score line to a more respectable 4-3. The Reds, though, hung on for victory in a pulsating encounter. 6 Liverpool 3-3 Arsenal (January 13, 2016) – Joe Allen broke Arsenal hearts with a 90th-minute equaliser in a six-goal thriller at Anfield. The Gunners sat top of the Premier League, but the result saw eventual title winners Leicester City go level on 43 points. Just 19 minutes in and the score line stood at 2-1. Roberto Firmino twice gave the Reds the lead, but woeful defending from Jurgen Klopp’s players allowed Olivier Giroud to draw proceedings level, adding to the earlier finish from Aaron Ramsey. Giroud, who had missed an open goal, seemed to have sealed the three points for Arsenal but Allen was on hand to upset the travelling support. Tune into live commentary of Liverpool v Arsenal this Saturday 4 March, kick off 5:30pm, on talkSPORT.And to increase excitement even further, we’ve taken a trip down memory lane, looking at the very best Premier League meetings between the duo.Scroll through the gallery above to relive the most exciting meetings shared by the Reds and the Gunners. 6 Liverpool 4-4 (April 21, 2009) – Liverpool’s title hopes suffered a major blow, as four-goal star Andrey Arshavin stunned Anfield. The former Russia winger got the ball rolling in the 36th minute, but Fernando Torres and Yossi Benayoun turned the game in the Reds’ favour, with it 2-1 to the home side in the 56th minute. It was end to end stuff as Arshavin and Torres again got their names on the scoresheet, but the real drama was to come in the closing stages. The former looked to have won the contest in stoppage time, but Benayoun replied with the last kick of the contest to seal a point for the Reds. 6 Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal (February 8, 2014) – Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool made a laughing stock of top of the Premier League Arsenal. Despite confidence being high in the Gunners camp, the Reds stunned Arsene Wenger’s players, scoring four with no reply in the opening 20 minutes of the contest. And the score line could have been even worse. Within 10 minutes Martin Skrtel had a brace to his name, netting from two set pieces, before Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge heaped further misery on the visitors soon after. Early on in the second half, Sterling grabbed the Reds’ fifth. Mikel Arteta did later pull one back from the penalty spot, but it was humiliation for the visitors. 6 Arsenal 4-2 Liverpool (April 9, 2004) – Arsenal responded in style to a terrible week that saw the club drop out of the FA Cup and Champions League. The Gunners came from behind twice, thanks to Robert Pires and a Thierry Henry hat-trick, to seal a 4-2 victory and restore their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League table, during the ‘Invincibles’ campaign. Sami Hyypia put the Reds ahead with a fifth-minute header and Michael Owen later restored his side’s lead after Henry’s equaliser. But Arsene Wenger’s troops came racing out of the blocks in the second half. Pires made it 2-2 soon after the restart and Henry went on to complete his hat-trick, securing a vital win. last_img

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