There was no winner in the English Premier League (EPL) ‘biggest big match’.
Arsenal, ranking first in the league, and Liverpool, ranking second, held their 18th round match of the EPL 2023-24 season at Anfield, Liverpool’s home stadium, on Monday. The match was fierce, and none of them gained the upper hand. It offered fierceness as if it were a rivalry between rivals.
The match was a tie. Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalois scored the first goal at the fourth minute of the first half, and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah scored the equalizer at the 29th minute of the first half. Both teams advanced to the end to win, but failed to secure a victory. There was no winner, but it was the best match. Both coaches expressed satisfaction after the match, saying it was the best match ever. 스포츠중계
The draw kept Arsenal at the top of the league with 40 points, while Liverpool remained one point behind Arsenal with 39 points.
After the biggest rivalry game, a senior Liverpool player expressed great regret. It’s because Arsenal had a player they wanted so badly. Midfielder Danny Murphy, who played for Liverpool from 1997 to 2004, expressed his desire for Arsenal’s Declan Rice.
He told England’s Daily Mail, “This match showed how important Rice and William Saliba are to Mikel Arteta. If Arsenal win the EPL, we won’t be able to talk about it without Rice and Saliba. If they have two players next to them, they will be able to get results anywhere.”
He then singled out only Rice and praised her. “I now know how much Liverpool needs players like Rice. If Rice wears Liverpool uniform, Liverpool will be able to win the EPL,” Murphy said.
“Rice was phenomenal in every aspect in this game. She showed brilliant performance in every aspect, including her ability to read the game, her possession of the ball, her positional play, and her ability to catch the ball under pressure and play through the line,” she said.