Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal
  • Liverpool romp to superb victory over a sorry Arsenal side at Anfield
  • Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane put the visitors in front in the first half.
  • Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge added further damage to the pathetic Gunners.
  • Jurgen Klopp's men could and perhaps should have scored more, as Arsene Wenger's side took their punishment in meek fashion.
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Full-time: Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal

A wondrous victory for Jurgen Klopp's men, who have completely decimated Arsenal at Anfield today.

Roberto Firmino opened the scoring, Sadio Mane doubled the lead, Mohamed Salah ensured victory and Daniel Sturridge added another punch to the Arsenal gut.

Arsene Wenger's men were pathetic, hopeless, woeful. But not surprising.

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Salah forces another save from Cech, who can only palm the ball away for a corner.


Three minutes of added time to be played at Anfield.


Lacazette draws a foul out of Henderson. Ozil lofts the ball into the path of Giroud, who heads well over.


Welbeck forces a corner for Arsenal after pressurising Moreno. Karius, who has endured some shaky moments, punched clear to help set up a Liverpool counterattack, which ended with Cech smothering Sturridge's shot.


Final change for Liverpool - Can makes way for Grujic.




With 10 minutes to go, Klopp decides to give the wondrous Firmino a touch of rest.

The Brazilian trots off the pitch to be replaced by James Milner.


Firmino dances past a couple of kicks to find Can, who dirves forward and ends up giving the ball to Salah.

The Egyptian picks his head up and picks out Sturridge at the back post; the substitute couldn't miss.

4-0. Liverpool have been scintillating.


Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal (Sturridge)

Didn't take him long did it.


Holding is the latest to go into Craig Pawson's notebook after clattering into Henderson.

Salah then tries to dart away from Arsenal's defence but ran the ball out of play.

Klopp now making a change - Mane comes off for Daniel Sturridge.


Concern for Liverpool as Alberto Moreno is down holding his calf.

Just before Moreno suffered the knock, the Reds almost made it four - Mane's effort trickled past Cech but did not have the legs to cross the line. Bellerin managed to clear.


Arsenal's rare foray forward ends in disappointment, unsurprisingly. Giroud attempted to head a cross into the path of Lacazette, who couldn't manage to guide his effort on target.


Quite something, Salah's goal.


On come the cavalry.

Alexis Sanchez and Oxlade-Chamberlain make way for Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud. Interesting to see what the plan is for Arsenal now.


Liverpool defend an Arsenal corner well. Salah races up the pitch and capitalises on Bellerin's poor touch before baring down on goal and finishing expertly past Cech.

It's certainly game over now.


GOAL! Liverpool 3-0 Arsenal (Salah)


Oxlade-Chamberlina tries to break away on his own but Moreno just about stops him.

Liverpool break back immediately, and Cech is forced into action in order to deny Salah. Henderson blazes the rebound over.


Mane does excellently to win a foul in a dangerous area from Holding, who failed to clear his lines.

Salah whips in a teasing ball that Can fails to fully connect with, but Liverpool still receive a corner courtesy of a refereeing error.


Mesut Ozil receives a booking for a mistimed tackle on Henderson.

Matip and Karius then construe to hand Welbeck a goal on a plate, but they just about get away with their silly decisions.


Arsenal start the second period brightly but their pressure ends with a wayward shot from Ozil, who had tried to play in Welbeck.


Back under way at Anfield. Arsenal have made one change - Coquelin on for Ramsey.


They will be dancing in the streets of Liverpool tonight.

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Half-time: Liverpool 2-0 Arsenal

Liverpool are in complete control at Anfield. Goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah have handed Jurgen Klopp's side a two-goal lead, which so easily could have been more.

Arsenal have been nothing short of abysmal from back to front. Every single player performing beneath what they are capable of, and there looks to be no sign of a fightback brewing.