Emery after Liverpool defeat: "An experience to learn from."

Updated: Jan 1, 2019

Gunners boss unhappy with loss to Liverpool.

Aaron Ramsey. (Action Images via Reuters)

Unai Emery wasn't happy with how Arsenal lost to Liverpool on Saturday and he admitted after the match that his side have "a lot of work to do".

The Gunners broke the deadlock in the 11th minute through Ainsley Maitland-Niles, but a hat-trick from Roberto Firmino and goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah saw the Gunners lose 5-1 at Anfield.

Emery said as Sky Sports reported: "I think we started well, but after our goal, they pushed, and when they push here, they play with great determination and with players who can make a difference all over the pitch.

"They scored three quick goals and it was a difficult moment for us. We spoke in the dressing room - it's another experience for us. A bad experience but an experience to learn from.

"In the second half we needed to stand up, to keep our position individually and collectively on the game. The two last goals, two penalties, I think it's a lot for us.

Emery was very vocal at Anfield. (Action Images via Reuters)

"I think VAR is important - it's coming next year, because I think it's going to help the referees to take better decisions. We only can think now of the match on Tuesday [against Fulham] and know the difference between Liverpool and us was not like today's result.

"Maybe we can do one balance, one mix between our draw and this result today. We have a lot of work to do, defensively also, we know we need to get better."

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