- Jurgen Klopp was fuming at one of his midfielders after Arsenal’s first goal
- Jamie Carragher highlighted how the star struggled with pressing in the game
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Jurgen Klopp rebuked Ryan Gravenberch from the touchline after Arsenal scored their first goal against Liverpool on Sunday, newly-emerged footage shows.
Bukayo Saka gave the hosts a 1-0 lead after 14 minutes after they carved the league leaders open with a few quick passes, going on to win 3-1.
Hawk-Eye footage at the Emirates shows Klopp raging and stepping out of his technical area as he gesticulated wildly at Gravenberch, who was on the other side of the pitch.
Gravenberch had pressed Gabriel poorly in the build-up and thrown his arms in the air when he couldn’t win the ball.
Gabriel then kickstarted a blistering Arsenal attack, which led to their advantage in the game.
Jurgen Klopp was livid with Ryan Gravenberch and his poor pressing before Arsenal’s first goal
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Gravenberch gestured back to Klopp as if trying to explain what had happened but struggled to get into the game and was taken off after 58 minutes.
On Monday Night Football, Jamie Carragher said he felt Gravenberch had struggled to cope with Liverpool’s pressing demands during the game.
‘There is no doubt, Jurgen Klopp mentioned it at the end of the game, he spoke about a triangle on this [right] side,’ Carragher said.
‘The two players who came in, Gakpo and Gravenberch, they found it tough, and their pressing just wasn’t at the right time, they were just getting cut open. Getting played around them, little touches and then they [Arsenal] were out.’
Klopp had said: ‘Right from the start it didn’t really look like our day but maybe we could have turned it into our day – second half, the start was really good.
‘Again, it is just proof, evidence, whatever you want, what momentum makes. First half, Arsenal started well, that’s clear.
‘We didn’t play enough football, we needed to get used a little bit to each other, like the right-side triangle – [it was] tricky to find, let me say it like that.’
Gravenberch was taken off after 58 minutes as Liverpool lost a crucial game in the title race
Jamie Carragher told Monday Night Football that Gravenberch and Cody Gakpo ‘found it tough’
The 3-1 win brought Arsenal to within two points of Liverpool, throwing the title race wide open.
Manchester City sit level with Arsenal on 49 points but have a game in hand over the Gunners and Liverpool.