Full-time: Liverpool 3-3 Arsenal

  • Joe Allen nets a late volley to rescue a point for Liverpool on an enthralling night at Anfield
  • Roberto Firmino had twice put the hosts ahead in the first half, but his goals were cancelled out by Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud
  • Giroud also netted in the second half with a powerful shot following a sublime turn
  • Premier League leaders Arsenal are now level on points with Leicester following the Foxes' late win at Tottenham
  • Liverpool remain ninth, behind Crystal Palace by virtue of an inferior goal difference
Joe Allen
Joe Allen came off the bench to score a 90th-minute equaliser for Liverpool against Arsenal at Anfield AFP

That is all from this particular live blog, but stay tuned to IBTimes UK for all the post-match reaction following a truly breathless night at Anfield.


Here are the rest of tonight's full-time scores from across the Premier League:

Chelsea 2-2 West Brom

Manchester City 0-0 Everton

Southampton 2-0 Watford

Stoke 3-1 Norwich

Swansea 2-4 Sunderland

Tottenham 0-1 Leicester



Liverpool 3-3 Arsenal


A late effort from Benteke is tame and that should be it...


Jubilant scenes at Anfield as Liverpool find a late equaliser. A long punt forward is flicked on high into the air by Benteke and it's the substitute Allen who arrives at the perfect moment to volley into the bottom corner.

Cech got a touch but he could not keep it out.

Three minutes of added time to come. Is there yet more drama to come in this one?


Goal: Liverpool 3-3 Arsenal (Joe Allen)


Koscielny gives away a free-kick by blocking off Clyne, but Moreno curls a poor effort into the wall.


Klopp has also made one last substitution and it's a Liverpool debut for Caulker as the on-loan centre-back runs on in place of Lallana.

It looks like the new signing's first introduction to life at Anfield will be as a makeshift striker...


Monreal shows Ibe inside and the speedy winger gladly accepts the invitation before unleashing a fierce shot that is well blocked by Flamini.

A third and final change from Wenger sees Arteta replace Ozil.


Mignolet has hardly covered himself in glory again tonight but that is a crucial punch to relieve the pressure on Liverpool's goal.

A second change for Liverpool as Allen, looking like a miniature Andrea Pirlo these days with that beard and hair combination, is introduced in place of Can. Eight minutes plus stoppage time left for Klopp's side to find an equaliser.


Impressive strength from Ibe to outlast Monreal and provide a neat backheel for Clyne, whose cross towards Lallana leads to another corner. Liverpool keep knocking on the door but Koscielny blocks Benteke's low drive.


A nervy moment for Mertesacker there as Can picks out Lallana with a through ball and his shot goes over before he is brought down with a rather rash sliding challenge.

Important defending from Clyne to prevent a dangerous Arsenal counter.


A wild shot from Moreno fails to land anywhere its target before Arsenal make a double change. Gibbs and Oxlade-Chamberlain are on for Campbell and Walcott.


The persistent rain looks to be turning to sleet at Anfield as Benteke bends a shot around the towering figure of Mertesacker but it lacks power and Cech can save comfortably.


Serious questions being asked of the Arsenal defence now as Liverpool continue to search for an equaliser. Mertesacker makes a crucial intervention on the slide to cut out Ibe's low pass across the six-yard box.


Sustained pressure from the hosts as Moreno tries to pick out Firmino with a deep cross but Monreal does enough to divert the ball behind.

The ball then drops to Moreno again on the edge of the penalty area but his shot is deflected wide.

From the second corner, Moreno is involved again as he picks out Firmino, whose header fails to trouble Cech.


Another attack from Liverpool sees the ball fall kindly for Henderson, but the captain's ambitious shot is far too high.

Klopp then makes the first substitution of the evening as Benteke replaces Milner, who looked to pick up a knock in the build-up to Arsenal's third goal.



With an hour on the clock, Liverpool come forward in search of an equaliser but Arsenal stand firm as Ibe's back post volley is blocked.


You have to hand it to Giroud. That glaring first-half miss would have been enough to destroy any player's confidence, but he has not let it affect him and his overall performance tonight has been very impressive indeed.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have another free-kick in a dangerous position but Ozil's effort crashes straight into the wall.


You sensed there were more goals in this and Giroud edges Arsenal in front for the first time tonight.

After Bellerin nips in to win the ball ahead of Milner, the rapid Spaniard bursts down the right-hand flank before finding Campbell. The latter then tries to slip a low pass into Ramsey, but a deflection from Moreno carries the ball into the path of Giroud, who leaves Toure on the floor with a sublime turn before lashing the ball past Mignolet.


Goal: Liverpool 2-3 Arsenal (Olivier Giroud)


From the free-kick, Ozil sends in an enticing cross that Giroud can only head over.


A second caution of the night for Liverpool as Clyne enters the referee's notebook for an obvious handball.