• Manager says players ‘took a break’ after leading at Emirates
  • Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal must improve despite victory

Jürgen Klopp accused his players of “taking a break” in surrendering a lead to allow Arsenal a win that had seemed a far-fetched proposition in the early stages of a largely one-sided game.

Individual mistakes from Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker, two of the champions’ most reliable performers, allowed Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson to overturn Sadio Mané’s goal before half-time in a 2-1 victory. Klopp admitted his frustration at a result that leaves Liverpool on 93 points and, with two matches left, means they can no longer reach the 100-point record set by Manchester City in 2018.

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