Daniel Storey for Football 365:
Liverpool dominated the match for large periods and, as at Old Trafford last week, had more of the chances, but how long can Brendan Rodgers continue to blame fortune?
“It was an outstanding performance,” was Rodgers’ post-match take. “The quality of movement on a terrible pitch was fantastic. We make mistakes. It’s not about set-up or organisation, it’s about duels. I thought we deserved to win.”
That may or may not be true, but the embarrassing nature of his side’s defending means Rodgers is rolling a dice loaded with failure. The problem with hard-luck stories is that you already know the ending.
Arsenal, meanwhile, continue to act like as the reverse Houdini, unsurpassed in their ability to engineer themselves into difficulty. They can snatch despair from the jaws of hope like no other side. Will that ever change under Wenger?
Wonderful spectacle for the neutral, but it must have been an excruciating one to watch for the fans.