Arsenal v Liverpool: 5 things we learned

Leon Britton is in temporary charge at Swansea

Leon Britton is in temporary charge at Swansea

We have to qualify for the Champions League.

"It looks like we could be second, third or fourth this year, that's a fantastic situation".

"I'm frustrated we couldn't hold on but it was a fantastic game with quality going forward on both sides". "We are a very good football team".

The Reds let a 2-0 lead slip in less than five minutes and could only recover for a 3-3 draw at Arsenal on Friday.

"As it was and so it will be against Swansea, we have to perform first of all and then we have to see how the other team can react".

Jurgen Klopp, however, won't be smiling at this result either. We allowed them to take the game to us.

"To be completely honest it could have been game over at half-time". "I remember we lost it, but that's not the plan for Boxing Day".

Failing that, Klopp should dip into the transfer market once again to finally solve a problem that has cost Liverpool so many points this season.

Alberto Moreno (ankle) and Nathanial Clyne (back) remain on the sidelines.

Britton steps in at the Liberty Stadium after Paul Clement was sacked on Wednesday and although he has ruled out taking the role full-time, Klopp believes the landscape can change quickly.

Palace are unbeaten in their last eight league games under manager Roy Hodgson - a club record - but face a tough festive schedule, with games against Arsenal and Manchester City at home tomorrow and Sunday respectively. But there remains frustration among the fans and bafflement from outside observers regarding Klopp's faith in his defensive players, with Gary Neville suggesting the manager has to "get rid" of the likes of Mignolet, Ragnar Klavan and Dejan Lovren if Liverpool are to challenge for major honours.

Swansea striker Jordan Ayew admits the draw against Palace, in which he scored, has helped them take at least some confidence into the trip to Merseyside.

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