Arsene Wenger had to calm Jurgen Klopp during Arsenal thriller against Liverpool

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Arsene Wenger has revealed that he was forced to try and calm down Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on the touchline at Anfield during their side's 3-3 draw last night.

Joe Allen was the hero on Merseyside after he grabbed a late equaliser to provide a fitting ending to a thrilling match, after Roberto Firmino and Olivier Giroud bagged two goals each alongside an Aaron Ramsey strike early on.

It seems as though the excitement was too much for the energetic Klopp - and it was Wenger who was the one to intervene.

Klopp shared an exchange during the match with the fourth official, and Wenger said afterwards he warned his Liverpool counterpart that he needed to relax in order to avoid punishment.

"I told him 'calm down because they will send you into the stands here'", said the Frenchman. "At Liverpool, it is very tight - you are very close to each other. He had a little problem with the fourth official that he will explain much better than I can because I don't know why. It was alright, there was no bad feelings at all."

Klopp seemed to heed Wenger's words of warning and stayed out of trouble for the remainder of the match - but couldn't contain himself when Allen equalised and set off on an elaborate celebration down the touchline.

While Arsenal and Liverpool provided plenty of entertainment last night, neither side would have left Anfield entirely satisfied. Leicester pulled level with the Gunners at the top of the table after they were able to grab three points against Tottenham, while Liverpool missed out a great chance to haul themselves closer to the top four with Manchester United and Crystal Palace also dropped points.

Afterwards, Klopp was surprisingly downbeat despite his excited reaction to the match events, admitting that his team still had flaws he needed to fix. You can check out his comments below:

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