LONDON: Arsenal capitalised on shocking errors from Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Alisson to beat the champions 2-1 at The Emirates on Wednesday and end their hopes of a record points tally for the Premier League season.
The loss means Liverpool, on 93 points, can now only stretch that tally to 99, one short of Manchester City's record. Arsenal's first win against Liverpool since April 2015 lifts them one place to ninth in the table on 53 points.
The visitors created all the early pressure and opened the scoring in the 20th minute when Sadio Mane lashed in his 17th goal of the season from close range.
Yet the home side, playing without their leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, were handed a free pass back into the game 12 minutes later when Van Dijk made a back pass straight into the path of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.
The Frenchman calmly rounded defender Fabinho and keeper Alisson and fired into an empty net.
A second moment of calamitous work at the back from Liverpool then gifted the lead to Arsenal before the break, when Alisson attempted a chipped ball out to Robertson that Lacazette ran onto and pulled back to Reiss Nelson.
The 20-year-old turned and shaped his shot beyond the diving keeper into the bottom left corner.
"Twice, a massive lack of concentration... These two moments killed the game for us," said Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, whose side suffered only their third league defeat of the season.
"Arsenal had no real chances... You cannot win football games when you concede goals like this."
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta had left Aubameyang on the bench, most likely with one eye on Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City, which may now be the Gunners' best chance of securing European football next season.
Kane goes past 200 club goals as Spurs win
Harry Kane went past 200 career club goals with a second-half double as Tottenham Hotspur won 3-1 at Newcastle United in the Premier League on Wednesday to boost their European qualification hopes.
Minutes after Matt Ritchie's piledriver had drawn the hosts level, Kane's clinical header on the hour put the visitors back in front, taking him to another landmark.
Kane sealed the points in the last minute with another header to take his career tally to 201.
Son Heung-min had given Tottenham the lead in the 27th minute with his 11th league goal of the campaign.
Tottenham rose to seventh on 55 points with two games remaining, one point behind sixth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers in the race for a Europa League spot.
Kane's 201 club goals have come in 350 appearances in all competitions with 185 of them for Tottenham. It was also a milestone of sorts for Spurs manager Jose Mourinho who claimed a first league win at Newcastle.