Arsenal looked to have finally established supremacy in this topsy-turvy encounter when Olivier Giroud turned to put them ahead 10 minutes after the break – but then failed to press home the advantage and paid a heavy price.
And it will be a matter of concern to Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, that on nights like this at places like Anfield, they did not show the necessary ruthlessness to close out a game that was within their grasp.
The Reds deserve great credit for the way they responded to the disappointment of going behind after leading twice – but Arsenal showed no assurance or authority when the pressure mounted in the closing stages and there was an inevitability about Allen’s equaliser.
Arsenal, when they should have been pressuring a desperately poor and under-strength Liverpool defence, instead allowed themselves to be pushed back. This was two points lost and Klopp will be the much happier manager.
The game ended with a draw; 3-3 leaving Arsenal still at the top with 43 points and Liverpool at position 9 with 31 points.