The bandaged head of Martin Skrtel rescued a dramatic 2-2 Premier League draw for 10-man Liverpool against Arsenal on Sunday.
After sealing a place in the League Cup semi-finals on Wednesday, Liverpool capped a positive week with a deserved point at Anfield, despite seeing Fabio Borini sent off in stoppage time.
The hosts, who dominated the first half, led through Philippe Coutinho, but were almost immediately pegged back by Mathieu Debuchy before the interval.
From there Arsene Wenger’s men visibly grew in confidence and went ahead courtesy of France striker Olivier Giroud’s third goal in two games midway through the second half.
Brendan Rodgers’ men pushed hard for a leveller, only for Borini’s late dismissal to apparently end their hopes.
But Skrtel rose to nod home Adam Lallana’s corner deep into nine minutes of stoppage time, most of which was added for a head injury to the Slovakian.
Liverpool had the better of the early stages but struggled to craft any clear-cut chances until the 34th minute when Lazar Markovic was denied by Wojciech Szczesny.
Newcastle United 0 – 1 Sunderland
Liverpool 2 – 2 Arsenal