Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal was an consequence few had predicted prior to their assembly on February 8, 2014. Arsene Wenger’s facet sat high of the Premier League desk heading into this fixture at Anfield, however had been issued a brutal actuality test concerning their title credentials as Liverpool ran riot. Four targets to the good inside the opening 20 minutes, even Brendan Rodgers could not have hoped for a such a formidable begin to proceedings for the Reds. READ MORE: ‘Rafa clearly did not learn the Premier League guidelines’ – Sir Alex Ferguson’s fury over Liverpool switch bid READ MORE: Liverpool bought final chortle over £72m deal after Michael Edwards took motion READ MORE: Injury issues, non-public jets and switch stance on two midfielders – inside Liverpool’s worldwide break A Martin Skrtel brace and solitary strikes from Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling left the Gunners shell-shocked; determined for the half time whistle to sound. Things bought worse for the guests after the break when Sturridge bagged his second of the afternoon to make it 5-0, however Arsenal did handle one comfort objective. Steven Gerrard conceded a penalty 21 minutes from time, which Mikel Arteta transformed to restore a small quantity of satisfaction. The Spaniard is now confronted with a much larger Anfield process than scoring from 12-yards as he goals to turn out to be the first Arsenal supervisor to win at the house of the Reds since 2012 this weekend. It’s unlikely issues can go as poorly as Arteta’s earlier go to to Anfield as a participant, which he described as a ‘automobile crash’ of a day. And he revealed that Wenger, who suffered the indignation of being filmed falling over at Liverpool Lime Street station after the thrashing, was angrier than he is ever seen him at half-time. “The subsequent recreation is clearly large as a result of now it is about the way you react, the way it has affected you. Every time you’ve gotten a giant defeat, it is like that,” he stated after the 5-1 humbling. “We have three days to raise the place up, and we’ve got to be sensible. After 18 minutes we had been 4-0 down and it was like a automobile crash. “But it’s not the right thing to do to blame one another for errors, which is often what occurs after these video games. We have to assist one another and we’ve got three days to do that.
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“The supervisor was actually upset at half-time, that is regular as a result of it wasn’t ok for this soccer membership. The angriest I’ve seen him? Yes.” Speaking afterwards, the Arsenal boss stated: “It is all the time what you make of a defeat that decides your future. We have quite a bit to reply and a number of solutions to discover,” he added. “It is probably higher I do not discuss too much and get on and reply effectively in opposition to Manchester United on Wednesday as a result of I embody myself in that efficiency.” Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla had been the scorers the final time the Londoners secured three factors in opposition to the Reds. The solely Liverpool participant concerned in the matchday squad that day who remains to be at the membership is captain Jordan Henderson. Meanwhile none of the 18-man Arsenal squad stay at the Emirates. One particular person who began that day for Wenger’s facet is none apart from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who swapped London for Liverpool in 2017.