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Published: Tue, March 07, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: Oh f***, how can we do this?

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: Oh f***, how can we do this?

"The decision will depend completely on Arsenal football club", said Wenger.

Arsene Wenger is "not aware" of any falling out with star forward Alexis Sanchez, claiming that talk of a dressing room row are wide of the mark.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had previously stated that star player Alexis Sanchez was dropped due to tactical reasons for the game against Liverpool on Saturday.

Wenger surprisingly dropped Sanchez to the bench for the crucial clash at Anfield before bringing him on in the second half of the 3-1 loss, when the Gunners were already 2-0 down. Sanchez shook Wenger's hand in training, yet the Frenchman declined to say if he will return to the starting side.

The Chilean's relationship with Wenger, the Arsenal coaches and his team-mates has become strained - culminating in a bust-up after Sanchez stormed off the training pitch in the build-up to the trip to Anfield.

Sanchez's current Arsenal contract expires at the end of next season and the speculation over whether he will sign a fresh deal has dominated what has been another underwhelming season for the Gunners.

Liverpool sealed victory in stoppage time through Georginio Wijnaldum's goal on the break to clinch only its second win in eight league matches in 2017.

Liverpool, who climb to third place, took nine minutes to score the opening goal in an effort to maintain their record of not having lost to a team now in the top half of the Premier League this season.

Maybe Wenger's grand plan was to only play Sanchez for one half or not at all so he'd be full strength for the Champions League contest with Bayern Munich.

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent.

"Let's go Gunners. The only failure is not trying".

It's about the team performance, not individuals. They were second best in every department to a rampant Liverpool side and two goals down at half-time. "He is a player that Arsenal need desperately to be there", said Wright. We have all seen how much of an impact Antonio Conte has had with his Italian philosophy at Chelsea this season. "I bought him and I always played him, and think he developed well with us", Wenger said.

It was Roberto Firmino who scored the opener in the ninth minute on a goal that displayed Arsenal defensive deficiencies.

However now numerous nationals, including the Guardian, the Mirror, the Telegraph and the Mail, are all reporting that there was a huge training ground row between Sanchez and some of his team-mates.

"We conceded cheap goals - direct balls from the goalkeeper and you do not expect that in a game like this but we came back in the second half, responded well, but didn't perform at our level in the first half".

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