Liverpool 3-3 Arsenal: 5 Talking Points
Hosts Liverpool equalised late in the game through substitute Joe Allen to end the game at 3-3 against a determined Arsenal side at Anfield. Two goals each from Roberto Firmino and Olivier Giroud, along with Aaron Ramsey's first half goal had put the game 3-2 in Arsenal's favor. But Allen came on late and pulled one back for his side which meant the two sides shared the points on a rain affected evening in Merseyside. Here are the major talking points from the game:
#1 Roberto Firmino announces himself
Roberto Firmino scored two goals for Liverpool on the night. His second goal was a superb long-range effort which will be shown on the telly again and again but it was his first that really impressed.
It turned out to be a poacher's effort as the Brazilian’s positioning was spot on, so were his reflexes and his finish. His long-term future isn't playing up front, or even playing in Klopp's favourite 'false nine', but Liverpool's summer signing is showing he can deputise until Daniel Sturridge returns.
He could even have had a hat-trick before half-time, but his turn and shot bounced off the crossbar. Premier League followers had not been treated to Roberto Firmino consistently performing at his best so far. But just like he did against Manchester City, the £29 million Liverpool player raised his game against the very best.
He scored twice, add that to the one he scored at the Etihad as well as assists against Man City, Chelsea and Leicester. He has announced himself in England.