Arsenal denied champions Liverpool the chance to set a new Premier League points record as they fought back to boost their hopes of playing European football next season.
After their 2-1 loss to Arsenal, Jürgen Klopp’s team can no longer earn over 100 points in the Premier League this season. This is the first time Liverpool lost a winning position in this season’s Premier League.
The champions beaten at the Emirates. There will be no points record for Klopp's men this season. Mistakes by Van Dijk and Alisson punished by Lacazette and Nelson after Mane had opened the scoring. The Reds dominated possession but ran out of ideas.
The Manchester United defender has been criticised this season for being a liability at times, yet it was Van Dijk who was guilty of a calamitous gaffe on Wednesday night away at Arsenal
His short backpass was pounced upon by Alexandre Lacazette at the Emirates, who rounded Alisson before firing home the equaliser in what turned out to be a shock defeat for Liverpool.
Van Dijk's mistake was his first error of the season that has led to an opposition goal - just his second in 88 Premier League matches for the Reds.
The Manchester United defender meanwhile has failed to make a direct error that has seen the opposition score in his 35 top-flight outings this season.
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