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- Liverpool failed to score past 10-man Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg
- Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka was red-carded very early in the game but Liverpool failed to take advantage of 10-man Arsenal
- Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah are representing Senegal and Egypt respectively at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations held in Cameroon
Liverpool fans got a feel of what life without their African stars would be like after a lacklustre display against Arsenal in their Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg clash.
The Reds failed to find any sort of spark despite the Gunners going a man down early on in the game when midfielder Granit Xhaka was red-carded after a reckless tackle on Diogo Jota.
According to The Irish Mirror Jurgen Klopp's men were particularly impotent in attack without their talismanic duo, mustering just one shot on target against a 10-man Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final
Top strikers Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane are currently at the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt and Senegal respectively alongside Guinean Naby Keita and therefore unavailable for selection.
Jurgen Klopp had earlier bragged he has the backup and firepower to cope without the pair while they’re at the Africa Cup of Nations, but Liverpool produced painfully little in a dour Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.
The result has now prompted football fans to react on social media as many feel the Reds are just an ordinary team without Salah and Mane.
The Sports Bible report Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale had a fairly easy night on Merseyside as a result and only had to make just one real save - to deny substitute, Curtis Jones, in stoppage time.
Liverpool host Brentford in the Premier League on Sunday, before they travel to the Emirates for the second leg next week.
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