Sadio Mané 39
Diogo Jota 52
Sadio Mané 44
|Virgil van Dijk||4|
|Diogo Jota||76||Takumi Minamino||18|
|Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain||76||Jordan Henderson||14|
|Thiago Alcantara||84||Tyler Morton||6|
Liverpool back to winning ways in impressive fashion over a spirited Arsenal side. The Gunners held firm until Sadio Mané scored just before the break - but it was one way traffic in the second half.
Arsenal were unbeaten in 10 games and showed it with a confident start at Anfield. Composure and bravery on the ball to play out from the back - often beating the hosts' press and getting into decent positions up front.
The Gunners showed some of the fight that they've often been criticised for lacking. That spilled onto the touchline when Mikel Arteta got into a heated spat with Jurgen Klopp over a physical Mané challenge.
Liverpool slowly began to get control of the game and create chances - with only heroics from Aaron Ramsdale denying them at times. The keeper couldn't do enough to claw away Mané's header though.
The Reds stepped up the intensity of their pressing in the second half and Arsenal began to make more mistakes. Nuno Tavares gave the ball straight to Diogo Jota who showed terrific composure to finish.
Liverpool's big players turned up in the second half - exposing the visitors constantly on the flanks. Mané got in behind down the left to set up Salah for his goal and Takumi Minamino came on to complete the rout.
Comfortable and convincing in the end from Liverpool after a slow start. Arsenal showed plenty of fight early on but their lack of experience and concentration showed up over the course of the game.
|Liverpool - Arsenal||