"Of these three matches [against top teams], I think today is a more complete game for us".
Liverpool were denied an initial goal by the most slender of margins when Roberto Firmino struck the post and allowed Sadio Mane to tap in, but the Senegalese was deemed offside - perhaps controversially - by the assistant referee.
Merson predicted the Gunners' 13-game unbeaten run in all competitions would come crashing to an end in a 3-1 defeat to Jurgen Klopp's side.
"I'm happy with our performance and I think today the balance in the 90 minutes is more balanced positively with the control against them, but it's very hard to not let them have chances also. It gives us the big regularity for the season - 38 matches", he said.
"In 90 minutes there are a lot of moments to control the match".
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When it comes to football predictions I live my life by one rule and one rule only; whatever Paul Merson says will happen, the opposite is true, and it turned out to be the case again as Arsenal drew 1-1 with Liverpool in a pulsating clash in London. "I don't feel like we dropped two points", the BBC reported that the German mused.
The left-back also rued how the Reds conceded "a poor goal from our point of view", explaining how previously "this season we've been really good at holding on to leads".
The opening first half saw each team create, and there was tons of space down the wings.
But then on the counter, Liverpool was able to open the scoring via Milner after a save from Bernd Leno. Virgil said immediately after the game he should have had a hat-trick, but he had not even one [goal]. However, the Gunners have scored more goals after the break than any other side (19).
Arsenal brought pretty much all of their strikers [on]... We need more. We need more in our work, tactically also. "I was actually waiting for Robin van Persie and Dennis Bergkamp".
However, TV replays showed that the goal should have counted, as Mane checked his run to remain behind the ball when Firmino squared it across the box. It's not nice, but of course a point at Arsenal will always be an absolutely good result.