Liverpool win 'moments we live for' says Arsenal's Declan Rice

  • Arsenal managed a stirring 3-1 win over Liverpool, with the scenes at full-time leaving a lasting impression on Declan Rice
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A 3-1 win over Liverpool saw Arsenal close the gap at the summit of the Premier League to two points, with Declan Rice revealing the moments at full-time are what you live for as a player.

It had the potential to be the night that Arsenal suffered a monumental setback in their attempt to keep league leaders Liverpool in their line of view, but the Gunners made sure Jurgen Klopp's team stayed within reach.

In a game of immense magnitude, Arsenal produced a superb performance and Mikel Arteta's side were full value for the 3-1 win. Goals from Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and a Leandro Trossard strike in stoppage time sealed the win. What followed was an outpouring of emotion as Arsenal had been Liverpool's lackie for so long.

For midfielder Declan Rice, after Liverpool equalized on the stroke of halftime, to then come back and produce a second half as they did was unbelievable.

“We knew in the second half it was going to be a tough game but, in the end, we gave it everything and we got the three points which was massive for us," Rice said via "These are the moments we live for in football and I’m just so happy we could win the match, it was massive from start to the end and to get three points, with that energy from the crowd, was just unbelievable."

The win sees Arsenal right back in the title race as a loss would have seen Liverpool move eight points clear of the Gunners. But now that margin is just two points.

The job is far from done by Arsenal has maintained a striking distance between themselves and Liverpool with two 'winnable' games to come against West Ham and Burnley.

In every aspect, the win for Arsenal was huge, especially in the context of the league title, and now Arteta's side will aim to push on.

The league title can't be won in February, but it can be lost, and maybe come May, we will look back on this result as the 'moment' when Arsenal finally came of age and catapulted themselves into the title conversation for good.