"We made mistakes on both sides of the game but it is unlikely to win 6-3 or something at Arsenal".
The Reds were 2-0 up through goals from Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah before three quickfire strikes in the second half from Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil put the home side ahead only for Roberto Firmino to earn the visitors a draw.
Roberto Firmino's goal in the 71st minute turned out to be the last of the game in a insane contest, which highlighted both teams defensive frailties.
Arsenal have won 13 of their last 14 Premier League games at the Emirates and are aware an overdue shutout versus Liverpool would see Petr Cech become the first goalkeeper ever to record 200 PL clean sheets. "We need to sense when it's time to keep the ball more, to tighten things up". We allowed them to take the game to us.
Coutinho should not have remained the only name on the scoresheet for the Merseysiders in the first 45, with Firmino, Salah and Sadio Mane all having the platform to further inflict misery on the muddled hosts.
The big surprises in Nicholas' team were the choices of Joe Gomez at right-back, Dejan Lovren in central defence and Jack Wilshere in central midfield.
"We are working hard every day to win something and I am sure we will this year", he said.
He's the first Liverpool player to score 20 goals before Christmas since Ian Rush and after appearing pretty wasteful in his first few games, the former Roma man has been on a tear. It felt like we shouldn't have conceded but we did.
"In the second half we have shown quality, character and played at our level".