Lacazette strikes as Arsenal hold leaders Liverpool

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expects both players to return to full training next week, but says the match comes too soon for them.

- Arsenal are winless in their past seven Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D3 L4). The German has ruled out a move for another striker in winter and feels only an injury crisis would see the club actively looking to recruit.

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"They are in the time we expected, we didn't have to rush there was no reason for trying to get them ready".

"I think we made more mistakes than the refs, but in this situation, it would have been cool if this goal would have count", Klopp told BT Sport.

Arsenal brought in the Uruguayan midfielder from Italian side, Sampdoria in the summer and he has developed into a key player under new manager Unai Emery.

Neither side could find a victor in the closing stages as Arsenal remain four points behind their visitors in the table.

Last season they were two down after 11 minutes at home to Manchester United, three down after 33 minutes when hosting Manchester City and also trailed at half-time when Liverpool came to north London.

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However, TV replays showed that the goal should have counted, as Mane checked his run to remain behind the ball when Firmino squared it across the box.

Liverpool were left "very disappointed" after Saturday's 1-1 draw at Arsenal, with James Milner calling for a "more ruthless" edge ahead of their trip to Red Star.

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The best chance of the first half fell to Virgil Van Dijk after Mohamed Salah delivered a pin-point pass to the defender whose shot hit the on rushing Bernd Leno.

"We could have kept our shape better in the first half".

Yet, even that upturn may not be enough to keep pace with a City side showing no let-up after romping to the title with 100 points.

"Every match is a good test for us, it is very important we continue our process and not to lose, our test is Thursday against Sporting Lisbon and Sunday against Wolves, to be in a good position in the table".

It may seem a harsh observation after Wenger's reign produced so much success and magnificent football but there is a sense of release emanating from many Arsenal supporters, who also enjoy Emery's own touchline body language, which was often more than a match for Liverpool counterpart Klopp's usual animated and vocal efforts in his technical area.

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