Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp almost come to blows in dramatic touchline row

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Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp were both booked after nearly coming to blows in an aggressive touchline altercation as Liverpool hosted Arsenal in the Premier League.

The Spaniard could be seeing throwing up his arms in anger in the direction of the Champions League winning boss, and his attitude was quickly reciprocated.

With both men being held apart by their staff, they were both warned for their actions as the Anfield clash continued with three vital points on the line.

The clash near the dugouts raised the energy of both the crowd and the players, with Aaron Ramsdale making two crucial stops in the following few minutes.

One Twitter user wrote: "My money is on Arteta."

With a second adding: "Love to see it, passion from both sides."

A third continued: "Great to see some passion on a touchline."

With a fourth concluding: "At least Arteta is showing some fight!"

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After matters had calmed down, Sadio Mane grabbed an opening goal for the hosts, with Arsenal having one ruled out for offside.

The Gunners went into the game looking to climb above Liverpool in their race for a top four finish, having won six of their previous eight league outings.

Arteta said before the game: "You have to believe that you go there and that you can beat them, that’s the first thing.

"If somebody is not with that mindset, they should not put the shirt on and go to Anfield tomorrow and then as I said you have to raise individually your game to your best, emotionally, physically, technically and tactically you have to be able to suffer in the right moments, because there’s going to be moments where you’re going to have to do that."

  • Mikel Arteta
  • Jurgen Klopp
  • Liverpool FC
  • Arsenal FC
  • Premier League

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