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Klopp bemoans wrong calls after Liverpool's loss to Arsenal.

Liverpool boss Klopp: “Couple of things went against us, but we could have done better.”

Arsenal showed their spirit to return the top of the Premier League table after sealing a victory over a dilapidated Liverpool.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp believes his Reds could have done better to get a result against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium and also bemoaned wrong decisions in the thrilling encounter.

The Merseyside club were beaten 3-2 by Arsenal on Sunday, and they are now languishing in 10th spot, 14 points behind the Gunners, who lead the English top flight.

Arsenal got an early lead through Gabriel Martinelli within 58 seconds, though Liverpool responded in the 34th minute when striker Darwin Nunez finished off Luis Diaz's cross.

Then Saka restored Arsenal's lead at the stroke of half-time following a counter-attack, but eight minutes into the second half, Brazil forward Roberto Firmino made it 2-2.

In the 76th minute, the hosts got a penalty when Thiago Alcantara was penalised for his tackle on Gabriel Jesus, and Saka tucked home with 14 minutes left to play.

'We put in a proper fight'

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, speaking to BBC Sport: "We created, we were really dangerous, we scored our goal, wonderful goal. Then concede last second of the first half. Obviously we made a mistake, counter attack is the goal. That is our situation, getting to half time knowing we were good in the game but ignoring the result.

"We wanted to carry on the good stuff but unfortunately we didn't do that. We equalised, it was a really open game then. The situation around the penalty of course we should have cleared it. Now I saw it and I think you can imagine I don't think it is a clear penalty, it is a very soft one. I think it is a situation where the referee have another look at it in real time.

"Couple of things went against us but we are not blind, we see we could have done better in moments. In general it was a good away game against a good side. We caused them a lot of problems but stand here with no points."

When asked why Trent Alexander-Arnold was subbed, the German replied: "He is injured unfortunately. Like Luis Diaz as well, it doesn't look good for both. That is the icing on the cake..."

Klopp continued: "Arsenal are doing really well and in the situation I think we played a good game. Conceding the three goals, it had nothing to do with the game really. We have to win challenges in these moments. They should not get in these situations but it happened.

"I saw a team with the right attitude and put in a proper fight and play football and first half we did but in the second half I didn't see these football moments as much.

"I think the game is a draw but today we have nothing."

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