Liverpool 5 Arsenal 5 (5-4 on pens) – Match Facts

It wasn’t easy as Liverpool’s second string struggled to beat Arsenal’s second string in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

Divock Origi was the hero once again and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a cracker. Here are some interesting facts from the game…

  • Liverpool conceded five goals in a home match for only the second time in the last 66 years – the other occasion was also against Arsenal, in a 6-3 defeat in the League Cup in January 2007.
  • This was the highest scoring match in the League Cup since a 6-6 draw between Dagenham & Redbridge and Brentford in August 2014.
  • Liverpool vs Arsenal is now the highest scoring fixture in the history of the League Cup, with 47 goals scored in their 15 meetings.
  • This was the highest scoring draw between two Premier League teams since West Brom and Manchester United drew 5-5 in May 2013 in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game in charge of the Red Devils.
  • Liverpool have won more penalty shootouts in the League Cup than any other team in the history of the competition (eight).
  • Only two Premier League teams have conceded more home goals in all competitions this season than Liverpool (13 goals conceded) – Norwich City (14) and Southampton (19).
  • This was the first time a team managed by Jurgen Klopp have conceded five goals in a home game since September 2009, when his Borussia Dortmund side lost 5-1 to Bayern Munich in a Bundesliga game.
  • Gabriel Martinelli has found the net in all four of his starts for Arsenal in all competitions, scoring seven goals; the Brazilian is the top-scoring teenager for a club in the top-five European leagues this season.
  • Liverpool have conceded 13 goals at Anfield in just seven games this season in all competitions – only one fewer than they conceded in 26 home matches last season (14 goals).
  • This was the highest scoring League Cup match between two Premier League teams since Arsenal’s 7-5 win over Reading in October 2012.
  • Since his debut for Arsenal in September 2013, Mesut Özil has assisted 70 goals for the Gunners in all competitions – 28 more than any other player.