Top 5 Liverpool vs Arsenal games in recent history

Divesh Merani

#1 Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal (2008-09)

Andrey Arshavin was the star of the show here.
Andrey Arshavin was the star of the show here.

This game was a Premier League classic. Liverpool had to beat Arsenal to keep their slim title hopes alive, but it would not prove to be an easy task at all. The Reds struggled to break down defenses in 2008-09, especially at home.

This game saw the best and worst of Rafa Benitez's side. They went behind at half-time through a goal from Andrey Arshavin. After the interval, this game descended into chaos. The next forty-five minutes would be one of the most entertaining halves of football in Premier League history.

Fernando Torres and Yossi Benayoun turned the game around for Liverpool in a matter of minutes before the show was stolen by the little Russian. Arshavin scored another two to tip the game in the Gunners' favour, before Torres scored his second to equalize for Liverpool again.

As the game entered stoppage time, it was Arshavin again who gave Arsenal a 4-3 lead, stunning the Anfield crowd with his fourth goal of the game. The Reds' title hopes disintegrated right there, even though Benayoun himself got another goal to end this crazy game at 4-4.

If Saturday's game is even a little bit like this, we are in for a treat.

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