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This Remarkable Record Of Liverpool Icon James Milner Will Take Some Beating

This Remarkable Record Of Liverpool Icon James Milner Will Take Some Beating

"'Spineless" seems to be one of the words of the week in the Premier League and under Arsene Wenger, the minute Arsenal went behind the fans would think "here we go again'".

City, Premier League champions last season, are favourites to lift their first European Cup at the end of this season, something which has eluded them despite their domestic success in recent years.

"That's the only chance Liverpool have got, because City are better than them". 38 matches. It's very important when you play against City and Chelsea or against Liverpool.

The left-back also rued how the Reds conceded "a poor goal from our point of view", explaining how previously "this season we've been really good at holding on to leads".

Despite his team's uncharacteristically bold start, Emery still managed to engineer an urgency in the second half that, in little more than three months at Arsenal, has become the animated Spaniard's calling card.

"We felt we had the quality to play (against) the top of the league tonight", said Lacazette. But while the game was a fun, intense contest for the neutral, the Liverpool manager spent much of the first half in a state of agitation, unhappy with what he deemed a substandard display from his team. Rather, they look robust, well organised even, and, if Saturday's performance is anything to go by, finally ready to hold their own against the teams they hope to challenge for a place in the top four. When we had the ball it was good, we were a threat, we were in behind. That's OK. Our set-pieces were outstanding and we should have scored from them.

It can be argued that Liverpool deserved the victory due to Sadio Mane's wrongly disallowed goal in the first half, along with a raft of missed opportunities for Virgil van Dijk. So we take it.