James Milner did break the deadlock on 61 minutes, finishing from 20 yards out after Leno flapped at a cross from Mane, but Arsenal equaliser with just eight minutes left, with Lacazette turning back on himself to curl a finish past Alisson Becker and into the far corner of the net. And he was clearly onside when Firmino shot the ball, as he was when he knocked the rebound home for what should've been the first goal of the match. "That's football. If he thought the first situation was offside then I think he was wrong", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp told BT Sport. Mane was offside when the initial cross to Firmino was played into the penalty area, but he was not interfering with play under the current interpretation of the offside rule. "Long time", Emery said in his post-match press conference and while he stated this performance surpassed Arsenal's efforts against City and Chelsea earlier this season, he is aware there is still plenty more work to be done.
Jurgen Klopp and his side are favourites for the clash and are expected to finish above Arsenal this season. We need to do things positive, with smiling and then enjoying, but also enjoying and working.
A win on Saturday away to Arsenal would make for Liverpool's best-ever start to a domestic season after 11 rounds. Arsenal's subs have been involved in more Premier League goals this season than any other side (six goals, four assists).
"I didn't know that was my 50th Premier League goal, which is nice, but it would have been nicer to get three points". But I trust in my players, I trust in our way.
"Today was a good test for us".
It was now ten years ago but the Premier League, and football in general, was very different.
"Every match is a good test".
Cech's save percentage (75.68) is marginally better than Leno's (72) this season, but the former Chelsea stopper has come under fire for a series of mistakes this season, notably during Arsenal's 3-2 victory over Cardiff.
Emery has taken Ozil out of his comfort zone and been very outspoken about saying he needs to do more for the team, but at the same time he has rewarded him by giving him the captain's armband, which sends a message about how much he values him. And with Emery's attack looking more than capable, it will be a tale of which defence wants to win the most.
The Gunners did not play very well - again, they had to come back from a goal down and did not really get going until the second half - but it was still another example of what has changed under Emery.
"It's hard for 90 minutes but, in moments, we need to impose our ideas in a duel of 90 minutes". "Disappointing", he said. "These are the games we would like to see out". Liverpool are one of the only two teams in the league, whose xGA (expected goals against) are in single digits.