Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that few of his men were not at their best during their 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.
The Gunners came from behind to take the lead from Olivier Giroud's strike and maintained their lead for the most part of the second half. However, a late header from Martin Skrtel in the 97th minute saw the north London club settle for a draw at Anfield.
Last season, Arsenal suffered a 5-1 defeat at Anfield in February. Wenger revealed that his team are still not over the humiliation and claimed the Gunners were tactically and psychologically not good enough.
"Maybe bad memories from last season, that played a part as well. Some players weren't at their best today," Wenger said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"I'm not sure. I felt we played with the handbrake on a little bit in the first half, especially. Look, we had problems today to get our flow going. We didn't have enough possession in the game. In the first half I felt it was down to tactical and psychological reasons."
"In the second half, we blocked them much better. But when we were 2-1 up, we just let them come at us and didn't come out enough to score a third goal. And as long as you don't score goal number three you are under threat to concede a second goal."
"We conceded a corner which was a bit unlucky and where we were guilty, we didn't jump at all with Skrtel on the corner and from then on we conceded 2-2," he added.
Arsenal are sixth on the table with 27 points from 17 games, level on points with seventh place Tottenham Hotspur. Wenger admitted the draw on Sunday against Liverpool was a fair result.
"Overall it was a fair result for the whole 90 minutes. But it's a frustrating result for us because they came back into a game where we had plenty of defenders on the pitch and we should defend the set piece much better," the Arsenal manager said.
"Look, today is frustrating because they came back to 2-2 but overall it's not the most frustrating day of the season today," Wenger concluded.