During Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Arsenal, a pitch invader provided moments of amusement for fans as Darwin Nunez and Ibrahima Konate had distinct reactions to the incident.
Liverpool secured their spot in the FA Cup fourth round with two late goals on Sunday evening, taking advantage of Arsenal’s missed opportunities throughout the match.
Under substantial pressure, Jurgen Klopp’s team capitalized on Arsenal’s offensive struggles, scoring through Jakub Kiwior’s own goal from a Trent Alexander-Arnold free-kick.
Following the goal, a pitch invader joined the celebrations, engaging with players like Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, and Darwin Nunez. Nunez, amidst the excitement, playfully tapped the fan’s head multiple times while embracing Alexander-Arnold.
Additionally, defender Ibrahima Konate added a comical twist by removing the fan’s hat and tossing it into the stands, earning reactions from amused fans online.
Liverpool’s Luis Diaz capped off their strong second-half performance with a breakaway goal in added time.
Post-match, Klopp acknowledged Arsenal’s missed chances, admitting they could have turned the game around. In contrast, frustrated Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta emphasized his team’s deserving performance despite the loss.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher acknowledged the significance of the win for Liverpool, particularly praising the return of form for Luis Diaz.
Next, Liverpool faces Fulham in the EFL Cup semi-final, while Arsenal enjoys a break before their match against Crystal Palace on January 20th.