Mohamed Salah determined to win trophies at Liverpool

Jamie Carragher

There was one last plot twist as Firmino bagged Liverpool's equaliser to cap a breath-taking clash that was nearly as memorable as the Reds' 4-3 victory over Arsenal in the corresponding fixture last season.

Liverpool took the early lead through Philippe Coutinho, though not in the typical Coutinho manner.

Firmino had already squandered two glorious headed chances for Liverpool before Coutinho's deft header.

"A point at Arsenal is a good result for most teams in the world but it feels not too good at the moment", the German, whose side remained in fourth spot a point ahead of Arsenal, said after getting his breath back at the Emirates.

In the 71st minute, Roberto Firmino found some space in between the Arsenal center backs and, picked out by Emre Can, equalized with a powerful blast Cech was unable to keep out.

Liverpool have scored at least three goals in each of their four Premier League matches against Arsenal under Jurgen Klopp, scoring 14 goals in total (W3 D1).

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Arsenal, however, were incapable of reacting as Salah doubled the lead following a brilliant solo run through the centre of the park, in an attacking move orchestrated by Coutinho when none of the Arsenal players even attempted to tackle the Egyptian off the ball.

In truth, his team have been frozen for years, preserved in aimless aspic whilst Liverpool and Tottenham usurp them in the Champions League. Three hundred and eighty eight seconds after Salah's strike, Arsenal had taken the lead much to the delight of the raucous Emirates crowd, for whom Christmas had arrived early.

But Liverpool being Liverpool - and Arsenal being Arsenal - there were always going to be more goals.

Hopefully, Arsenal vs Liverpool is just the beginning of a thrilling next couple weeks of Premier League football.

Arsenal have been engulfed in their own label of mediocrity for years now, while Klopp's Liverpool, for all their creative guile, simply epitomise a lopsided attack. "We've got to become more boring".

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