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Breaking: Mikel Arteta in heated touchline spat with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool vs Arsenal game

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was involved in a heated spat on the touchline with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in the first-half of the two side’s clash at Anfield.

The incident came in the first-half after Sadio Mane and Takehiro Tomiyasu went up for a header, with the Reds winger catching the Gunners defender with his arm.

Arteta complained to the referee Michael Oliver after the incident and Klopp took issue with that.

The two then could be seen shouting at each other, with Arteta being held back as he was clearly furious with what the Liverpool boss had said, or how he had said it.

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Both managers were subsequently shown yellow cards by Oliver.

The incident seemed to get the home crowd excited and the game somewhat changed over the next few minutes – which was capped off by Liverpool opening the scoring at Anfield.

Mane, the man involved in the incident, headed past Aaron Ramsdale, which saw Klopp delighted on the touchline.

Arsenal’s start was solid, without threatening Alisson Becker too much down the other end. The Gunners will be hoping for a stronger second-half and try to take the game to the hosts more.

However, Liverpool finished off the opening period very well and will be hoping to add to their tally and end Arsenal’s unbeaten run.

If Arsenal do come back and win, then they will leapfrog the Reds into the top four of the Premier League table. Liverpool, meanwhile, will climb to second-place in the table should they hold onto their advantage at Anfield.

Arteta’s half-time team talk needs to be a good one, with the Arsenal boss sure to be riled up now following the incident with Klopp.

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