Liverpool have thrown the Premier League title open after holding Arsenal to a draw.
Roberto Firmino’s late header earned Liverpool a 2-2 draw with leaders Arsenal.
The draw has cut Arsenal’s lead at the top of the Premier League to six points after an incident-packed encounter with Liverpool at Anfield.
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The Gunners were irrepressible at times in the first half and swaggered into a 2-0 lead courtesy of clinical goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus inside the first 28 minutes.
Liverpool laboured but blew good opportunities through Andy Robertson – who was involved in a bizarre altercation with the referee’s assistant during the interval.
Then Mo Salah gave the hosts a lifeline with a close-range finish just before the break.
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Liverpool dominated in the second half and should have levelled on 54 minutes, but Salah rolled a penalty wide.
Arsenal were forced to dig in and defend desperately as Liverpool poured forward, but they couldn’t hang on as substitute Firmino nodded home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross three minutes from time.
The result means The Gunners are now six points clear of second-placed Manchester City having played a game more.
Liverpool remain eighth but are now 12 points adrift of Manchester United in fourth spot.
In the final reckoning it is a result that suits neither side, reducing Liverpool’s chances of a top-four place.