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Fan Reaction: Arsenal supporters single two players out for special praise after Liverpool draw

Fan Reaction: Arsenal supporters single two players out for special praise after Liverpool draw

Arsenal Fans praise Saka and White during Anfield outing

Arsenal fans wasted no time taking to Twitter to heap praise on Gunners pair Bukayo Saka and Ben White after the England international duo worked their socks off on the Anfield pitch during the 0-0 draw against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg.

White was arguably the best performer on the pitch for Mikel Arteta’s young guns on Merseyside (7.4 match rating via Whoscored, 7.6 match rating via Sofascore), winning 60% of his ground duels while completing three interceptions, three blocks, three tackles, and five clearances on the night which resulted in him being awarded Man of the Match.

Fan Reaction: Arsenal supporters single two players out for special praise after Liverpool draw

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal receives treatment on the field during the Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on January 13, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Though Saka was replaced by Nuno Tavares in the 81st-minute after running himself ragged, the Arsenal academy product once again led from the front and by example while showcasing his technical qualities and ability to be one of the brightest talents in the Premier League on his day. And Arsenal fans agreed;

Liverpool left frustrated with a goalless draw

Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool went into the Anfield changing rooms frustrated after the Reds failed to make a 66-minute man-advantage count on the scoresheet, as they now must travel to the Emirates at evens for the second-leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final tie.

Despite veteran Swiss international midfielder Granit Xhaka gifting Liverpool a man advantage after a moment of madness when he brought down Diogo Jota with the Portuguese international in a one-on-one situation against Aaron Ramsdale, Klopp’s troops could not find a solution to bag at least a goal in front of the home support while utilizing a nearly full-strength XI.

Liverpool had their chances as well, registering 14-shots to Arsenal’s three but failing to put a single one on frame while also boasting almost 78% of the ball throughout proceedings.

For Arsenal, it was a massive result against a perennial title challenger but Liverpool heads into their weekend clash with Brentford with it all to prove as their battle for the title has begun to slip away.

This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Norwich City 22 -32 16
18 Watford FC 20 -17 14
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6