Liverpool’s hopes of setting a new points Premier League record ended as Arsenal defeated them tonight. They needed to win their remaining games to pass the point record set by Manchester City two seasons ago.
And they looked on course when Sadio Mane gave Liverpool a fully deserved lead after 20 minutes when he slid home Andrew Robertson’s cross.
Arsenal started their comeback when Alexandre Lacazette took advantage of a dreadful back-pass by Virgil van Dijk to equalise before goalkeeper Alisson’s poor clearance gave Reiss Nelson the opportunity to score with a composed finish.
Mikel Arteta’s side showed real resilience and determination to close out the win and receive a real morale boost before this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City at Wembley.
Arsenal XI: Luiz, Lacazette, E. Martinez, Xhaka, Cedric, Pepe, Tierney, Torreira, Holding, Nelson, Saka
Subs: Sokratis, Aubameyang, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Macey, Bellerin, Maitland-Niles, Ceballos, Willock
Liverpool XI: Wijnaldum, Alisson, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Van Dijk, Mane, Fabinho, Robertson, Joe Gomez, Alexander-Arnold
Subs: Lovren, Adrian, Shaqiri, Minamino, Origi, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones, Neco Williams, Elliott