Arsene Wenger admitted he was frustrated to leave Anfield with just a point – and reflected on the moment he saved Liverpool boss from being sent to the stands.
The Gunners were leading 3-2 at Anfield heading into the final moments at Anfield before Joe Allen struck a rare goal to earn Liverpool a 3-3 draw and deny Arsenal a vital victory.
After the match, Wenger told BBC Sport: “I’m very disappointed but, overall, I cannot fault the effort and commitment of the team.
“We had a difficult start. At 3-2, we should have made it 4-2 and didn’t make the right decision in final third.
“Liverpool fought until the last second.
“I felt we had an apprehensive start. We had some bad memories from a few years ago and you could still see that in some players. We went 1-0 down and then we started to play. We come out of the game with a lot of positive but still some regrets.”
Wenger, reflecting on the moment he spoke with Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp, said he warned his rival that he was at risk of being sent off for his touchline behaviour.
“I told him to calm down otherwise he would get sent to the stands,” Wenger added.