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Liverpool lose 2-1 at Arsenal

By The Assam Tribune

LONDON, July 16: Liverpool will have to settle for just lifting the Premier League trophy next week. It won�t be accompanied by a record-breaking points total after losing 2-1 at Arsenal.

Having ended the club�s 30-year title drought, Liverpool has eased up and the bid to match or overhaul Manchester City�s 100-point record is over.

Arsenal scored from its first two shots on target to cancel out Sadio Mane�s opener and Liverpool provided the assists through carelessness on Wednesday.

We are all human, Liverpool manager Jrgen Klopp said.

I cannot make a negative out of something so positive becoming champions so early in the season. These boys have played an exceptional season and no one can take that away from them.

Under pressure from Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson on the edge of the penalty area, Virgil van Dijk opted for an ill-judged back-pass. Alexandre Lacazette intercepted the ball and rounded goalkeeper Alisson before tapping in Arsenal�s equalizer in the 32nd minute. Alisson was at fault for Arsenal�s winner by clearing the ball straight to Lacazette, and Nelson applied the finish in the 44th.

The goals we gave them were a present, Van Dijk said.

Until the first goal it was totally us and we were dominant. But if you give goals like that away, including myself, you get what you deserve. � AP

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