The deadlock in the match was broken early on, as Gabriel Magalhaes found himself in a favorable position to put the Gunners in front.
The early setback put Liverpool on the defensive, but as the game progressed, the Reds settled in well and showed their trademark attacking prowess.
Liverpool’s response came through the prolific Mohamed Salah, who managed to find the back of the net, restoring parity for the home side. The equalizer energized the Anfield faithful, and Liverpool looked determined to build on their momentum.
However, a controversial moment marred the first half when Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard was spotted disrupting the flow of the game with his hand in his own box.