Protester tries to attach himself to goalpost during Arsenal vs Liverpool clash

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A protester tried to attach himself to the goalposts during Liverpool's 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

The game was briefly paused when the young man, who was wearing a t-shirt with the words 'just stop oil' and 'we have no future' on it, burst out of the crowd and sat down on the pitch after clamping his hands around the post.

Stewards were thankfully quick to react and dragged him away before there was any real cause for concern. Fortunately, he didn't appear to put up much of a struggle and left the field with a look of resignation rather than anything more sinister.

Exactly who the activist was or whether he's part of a wider group isn't clear, but fans on social media have joked that he was simply an Arsenal supporter, disguised as a protester, trying to put a stop to the match.

"Arsenal fans trying to handcuff themselves to the post to stop the game, hahaha," one Liverpool fan tweeted.

"Was that an Arsenal fan trying to tie himself to the goal? He knows that's the only way to keep Liverpool out," wrote another.

Which is more likely – Arsenal finishing in the top four or Liverpool winning the Premier League? Let us know in the comments section.

Two second-half goals from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino sealed all three points for Liverpool, ending fourth-placed Arsenal's impressive five-game winning streak. The Gunners are still in the driver's seat with regards to the race for the top four though as they still have two games in hand on fifth-placed Manchester United.

The result has also blown the title race wide open following Manchester City's 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Monday. Jurgen Klopp's side have moved to within a point of the league-leaders and with nine matches left to play – including a head-to-head between the two sides at the Etihad Stadium next month – it's really still all to play for.

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