Liverpool vs Arsenal – this Premier League fixture usually known for a highly-entertaining encounter with loads of goals. An end-to-end football was expected at Anfield this evening, however, it was no different than another ‘goals galore’, but all four goals were scored by the home side as they hunted down the Gunners by a gigantic 4-0 margin.
Liverpool started dominating the game from the very beginning as they kept on troubling the Gunners’ ‘back three’ with high pressing. Peter Cech pulled off a point blank save to deny Mohamed Salah in early minutes, but the Reds hit back soon as Roberto Firmino netted from a header picking up Joe Gomez’s sublime delivery inside the box. The Reds double the lead via their ‘Super Mane’ who scored brilliantly with a curling effort from the edge of the box. The first half ended 2-0 in favor of the Reds.
Wenger brought in Francis Coquelin replacing ineffectual Aaron Ramsey and shifted to a ‘back four’ formation. But things turned out worse for the visitors as Mohamed Salah scored the third of the evening after dispossessing erroneous Hector Bellerin and set up the fourth for substitute Daniel Sturridge who picked up his majestic cross and headed home to put the final nail in Arsenal’s coffin. The game. thus ended 4-0 in favor of the home side who will now enjoy the international break despite lack of transfer activity in this window.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Lineups:
Liverpool: Loris Karius, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno, Jordan Henderson, Emre Can (Marko Grujic 84′), Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane (Daniel Sturridge 74′), Roberto Firmino (James Milner 80′).
Arsenal: Petr Cech, Rob Holding, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Hector Bellerin, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey (Francis Coquelin 46′), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Alexandre Lacazette 62′), Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez (Olivier Giroud 62′), Danny Welbeck.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Highlights
Liverpool vs Arsenal Match Stats
|Shots (on Target)||18(10)||8 (0)|
|Fouls conceded (Bookings)||6(2)||9(4)|