Arsenal rushes into the standings: Thiago’s foul puts Klopp’s Liverpool in crisis

Arsenal rushes into the standings
Thiago’s foul puts Klopp’s Liverpool in crisis

Liverpool FC are increasingly losing ground at the top of the Premier League. In the top match against Arsenal, Jürgen Klopp’s side are evenly matched, but a bitter foul by Thiago secures the decision in favor of the “Gunners”.

Jürgen Klopp suffered another setback in the Premier League with his Liverpool FC. The struggling runner-up lost 2: 3 (1: 2) to strong leaders FC Arsenal and in tenth place is already six points off the Champions League standings. The Gunners in the lead are even 14 points away.

The goals of Darwin Nunez (34 ‘) and Roberto Firmino (53’) were not enough for Klopp’s team. Gabriel Martinelli (1st) and Bukayo Saka (45th + 5th, 76th / penalty) took Arsenal to an eighth victory in nine (!) Matches. Liverpool can only dream of such a record: the Reds have only two successes to their credit. Next Sunday we will also face Manchester City champions with Torgarant Erling Haaland.

After falling behind at the start, when Martinelli took advantage of the first chance, Liverpool reacted strongly: new signing Nunez, at least so far unlucky, converted a cross from Luis Diaz for a 1-1 draw. But shortly thereafter the Reds were back again. After a counterattack, England international Saka was allowed to go free standing. Arsenal remained the most dangerous team and pushed for the third goal. Martin Ödegaard (50th) missed a good chance, but Firmino scored on the other side midway through this stage for a 2-2 draw. Klopp’s team did not respond to Saka’s second goal, which converted a penalty after a foul by Thiago with nerves of steel.

Guardiola jokes: ‘I’m so disappointed in him’

Citizens with Haaland, on the other hand, are still in top form: the storm phenomenon contributed a goal in a clear 4-0 (2-0) win against FC Southampton on Saturday. In the ninth game of the league there are already 15 goals. The outstanding striker has scored 20 goals in all competitions. “I’m so disappointed in him, he hasn’t scored three goals,” joked City team manager Pep Guardiola, before seriously adding: “The expectations of him are so high that everyone thinks he scores three or four goals in each. match. “Against Southampton he was” there again and scored. He helped us again. “

Joao Cancelo (20th) scored 1-0 for the Citizens, Phil Foden (32nd) and Riyad Mahrez (49th) increased. Then he hit Haaland (65th). City are second with 23 points. It was the third consecutive Premier League victory for Guardiola’s team. National team player Ilkay Gündogan was not part of the starting XI and was not replaced.

Chelsea FC found it a little more difficult in the 3-0 (1-0) win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. National player Kai Havertz (45 + 3) redeemed the Blues after a difficult start with his 1-0 goal. Former Dortmunder Christian Pulisic (54th) and Armando Broja (90th) provided Chelsea’s other goals.

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