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Arsenal star Bukayo Saka apologises after Liverpool game and Jurgen Klopp update

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Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has issued an apology to Kostas Tsimikas after the Liverpool left-back was forced to hospital after a collision with Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.

The Gunners ensured they spent Christmas at the top of the Premier League table with a 1-1 draw against their title rivals on Saturday. Gabriel Magalhaes’ early header was cancelled out by Mohamed Salah to share the spoils.
In a game that played out very much like a basketball match, the contest contained a number of bizarre talking points. Referee Chris Kavanagh and VAR failed to spot Martin Odegaard’s blatant handball inside the box before Saka was involved in an incident with Tsimikas.
Shortly after the half-hour mark, the England international barged Tsimikas off the pitch and into Klopp after a fair 50/50 duel. The Liverpool boss went flying before Tsimikas stayed down off the pitch.
Joe Gomez replaced the Greek full-back before he was sent to hospital. It has since been confirmed that Tsimikas has suffered a broken collarbone, leaving Klopp without a recognised left-back due to Andy Robertson not expected to return until the new year.

Speaking after the Merseyside thriller, Saka apologised for the incident. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “I heard he has gone to hospital so obviously I want to apologise to him. I didn’t mean it of course.
For me it was a 50/50 and I have gone shoulder to shoulder with him. I didn’t see it but he must have taken a bad fall, I didn’t see him go into Jurgen Klopp either. I was focused on running forward because I didn’t think it was a foul. That’s my take on it.”

Saka went on to admit that the Gunners will be frustrated with their failure to secure all three points at Anfield. “I think we’re a bit frustrated, I am frustrated, but I guess it can be good that you are frustrated when you come to Anfield and haven’t won,” he said.

“Credit to Liverpool, they played well and we played well as well. It could have gone either way in the end – we’re proud.”

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