Ragnar Klavan considers taking a point from Emirates Stadium to be a largely positive result, but admitted the manner in which Liverpool drew 3-3 with Arsenal left him disappointed.
All three of the Gunners’ goals on Friday came during a chaotic five-minute period immediately after Mohamed Salah had put the Reds 2-0 up early in the second half.
Liverpool responded well to the blow of going behind, though, and deservedly equalised through Roberto Firmino with 19 minutes remaining.
Despite Jürgen Klopp’s side enjoying the better of the closing stages, the game finished level, leaving Klavan to rue their failure to see the match out.
“If you just look at the first half, the way we started, the way we played, the way we defended and attacked then I’d have to say we lost those two points,” the centre-back told Liverpoolfc.com.
“But if you look at the whole game, what happened during the second half then it’s a draw. Both teams scored three goals and we just let Arsenal come back into the game.
“We scored [to make it] 2-0 and they scored with the next attack, that gives them a lot of energy, the crowd is coming behind them and supporting them.”
Klavan also expressed his regret that Liverpool’s excellent first-half display yielded only one goal, despite the fact they created several chances after Philippe Coutinho’s deft headed opener.
“In everything we were really good, defensively and offensively everyone was spot-on. Scoring, creating chances, it was great play and it’s a pity we let them come back into the game in the second half,” he said.
“Of course it’s Arsenal, it’s a top club and they have a lot of quality, but still we are a little bit disappointed.
“If you would’ve said before the game then Arsenal away and you get one point it’s OK, but the way it was, in the first half especially, I feel a little bit disappointed.”