Liverpool self-destructed on Wednesday night, allowing Arsenal to pull ahead and hold on for a 2-1 victory at the Emirates.

For the first 20-plus minutes of the match, everything looked like they were going according to plan. Liverpool were dominating the home side, pinning them within their own half, before Sadio Mané broke the deadlock with the opening goal. Another goal seemed within reach too.

However, once again, the Reds faltered after the drinks break. The break in the action coincided with a break in concentration. In the second quarter of the match, Liverpool made two unlikely errors and were punished for both before the break.

First, Virgil van Dijk failed to complete a back pass in the box while Reiss Nelson was draped on him. All appeals for a foul were dismissed and Alexandre Lacazatte pounced on the loose ball for a tidy finish to tie the score.

Then at the end of the half, Alisson made a mess of an Andrew Robertson throw-in and was quickly made to pay, this time with Reiss Nelson finishing. Just like that, Liverpool headed into halftime down a goal.

Despite a recommitted effort in the second half, Liverpool could not find a leveller. It was not for a lack of effort, as the Reds has 24 shots, eight on target to Arsenal’s three. However, more imprecision in the final third and some faulty finishing meant Jurgen Klopp saw his side lose for the first time to Arsenal.

Here are four findings from the match.