The Premier League clash between Liverpool and Arsenal on Sunday afternoon ended in a draw, but it was far from a smooth ride for the home side.
Liverpool conceded an early goal to Gabriel Martinelli and then suffered another blow when Gabriel Jesus scored for Arsenal 20 minutes later.
However, Liverpool showed their resilience and managed to reduce the deficit before the break, with Mohamed Salah scoring a goal.
The final stages of Liverpool’s Premier League clash against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon were filled with tension as Jurgen Klopp’s side pushed hard for an equalizer.
After several attempts, Liverpool’s persistence paid off in the 87th minute when Trent Alexander-Arnold dazzled with his skills on the right flank and sent a pinpoint cross to Roberto Firmino, who headed the ball into the back of the net.
Mohamed Salah misses penalty in Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal
Liverpool had a golden opportunity to make it 2-2 seven minutes after the break when they were given a spot-kick.
Referee Paul Tierney pointed to the spot after Rob Holding bought down Diogo Jota inside the box.
Salah stepped up but could not hit the target from 12 yards.
That missed penalty by Mo Salah pic.twitter.com/pye0vFmabZ
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 9, 2023
During Liverpool’s Premier League encounter with Arsenal on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp’s reaction to Mohamed Salah’s penalty miss became a memorable moment for football fans around the world.
Unable to watch the crucial moment, Klopp turned to the crowd and gauged their response to the penalty.
Seeing the excitement and noise in the stands, Klopp assumed that Salah had converted the spot-kick and celebrated with his trademark fist-pumping gesture, only to be taken a back by the sound of the ball hitting the woodwork.
His face then dropped when he realised that Salah had missed the target and he held out his hands in utter bemusement. Watch his reaction below…
Jurgen Klopp thought Mo Salah’s penalty was in…😳 pic.twitter.com/wruK96vva3
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 9, 2023
📸 – Klopp didn’t watch the penalty. Then celebrated it. Then realized Salah missed. pic.twitter.com/dPQKkqDcla
— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) April 9, 2023
Klopp spoke to the media after the game and he insisted his side should have come away from Anfield with all three points.
“A bit typical for us this season. An open game, completely open, they score with the first situation and the second one,”Klopp told Sky Sports, per the Daily Mail.
“Our reaction was good. It was a spectacular game in the end. How we didn’t win it with those late chances I don’t know.
“I’m caught in between [being happy and not]. I have no problems with drawing. Arsenal were good but they could and should have lost this game. The point for them is better.”