Liverpool were well worthy of the dramatic point they secured from a 3-3 draw with Arsenal after an ‘all-time spectacular game’, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.
The Barclays Premier League clash at Anfield had a little bit of everything as the Reds took the lead twice, the Gunners recovered to take control, and Joe Allen restored parity in the frantic final moments.
“It was a great football game, how it should be,” Kopp said. “I think people will talk about this game, maybe not too long because on Sunday it is Manchester United, but it’s not easy to forget.
“The beginning was really good. Not perfect, of course, but not too far away from it because we knew how they play and at the start we were better in the game and played really good football.
“Then you need a little bit of luck and we had it. We changed players and it was a perfect ball for Christian (Benteke), a perfect header and a perfect finish. I think it was a well-deserved draw in an all-time spectacular game.”
Firmino was the subject of praise from the German, of course, but Klopp declared himself satisfied with the efforts of his whole team on a night of relentless intensity.
“I could talk about this for half an hour, but to be honest I think it should be normal because I know how good he is,” Klopp firstly said of the forward. “If you are good, you have to show it and tonight he did.
“It was very important for us because for 95 minutes, he was always thinking about playing in different positions and in all of them was really good.
“He made perfect goals — the first was really good, the second spectacular, brilliant… whatever you want to say! It was a really good game, but he wasn’t the only one.”
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