Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher is convinced the incident between Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka and Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold sparked the hosts’ fight-back on Sunday.
The pair clashed with Arsenal 2-0 ahead as Liverpool eventually 2-2 at Anfield.
Carragher said, “I think it did [get Liverpool going]. It sounds silly, I’m glad Xhaka did it but I’m angry. I’m not an Arsenal fan but if I was an Arsenal fan, what are you doing?
“It’s absolutely daft. The game’s in your hands, you get involved – even leading the challenge with the arm, why do it?” the former Liverpool man continued. “And now going back head-to-head with Trent riles the crowd up and it’s absolutely idiotic from Xhaka to do that.
“Do you know what? He’s been fantastic this season in a slightly different role higher up the pitch, had a huge impact on this team, but that was going back to the old Xhaka.
“Honestly, who knows if it leads to the goal, we don’t know, but it was just for an experienced player to do something like that in this ground, and the position they found themselves in, there was only one way Liverpool could get back into that game and that was with the help of the terraces. If that was just a football game, Liverpool right now can’t compete with Arsenal, but with the energy in