Arsenal stop Liverpool from setting new Premier League points record after 2-1 victory at Emirate Stadium on Wednesday night.

Sadio Mane looked to have set Jurgen Klopp men on course for one of the three victories they needed to surpass Manchester City’s record 100-point haul with the opener on 20 minutes in North London in his 17th goal of the season.

Yet the home side, playing without their leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, were handed a free pass back into the game 12 minutes later when Virgirl Van Dijk made a back pass straight into the path of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.

The Frenchman calmly rounded defender Fabinho and keeper Alisson and fired into an empty net.

The second moment of calamitous work at the back from Liverpool then gifted the lead to Arsenal before the break, when Alisson attempted a chipped ball out to Robertson that Lacazette ran onto and pulled back to Reiss Nelson to scored his first Premier League goal.

The 20-year-old turned and shaped his shot beyond the diving keeper into the bottom left corner.

Yet as Liverpool poured forward after the break and created numerous chances, the best of which from Mohammed Salah was palmed over the bar at the last second by keeper Emiliano Martinez.

The loss means Liverpool, on 93 points, can now only stretch that tally to 99, one short of Manchester City’s record, Arsenal’s first win against Liverpool since April 2015 lifts them one place to ninth in the table on 53 points.

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