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Liverpool smashed indifferent Arsenal with 4-0

The Reds could have easily made it much more than just four.

Liverpool once again proved that dealing with the clubs from the top of the table in England is not a problem for them following a routine 4-0 win against Arsenal on Anfield. That was a third consecutive win for the Reds against the Gunners, and it could have been even more expressive if the home team was more focused on the finishing part of its attacks.

As expected, Klopp’s team started the game strong, but it was actually Arsenal that were the first team to create a dangerous situation. In the 7th minute Alexis Sanchez cut through Liverpool’s defense with a pass to Welbeck, but the English international lost his balance and shot the ball over the goal.

The Reds response did not take long as Mohamed Salah wasted a huge opportunity for Liverpool, receiving a great pass from Emre Can and just shooting the ball into Petr Cech from 2 meters away from the goal. Klopp’s men kept knocking on the door and in the 17th minute Firmino’s header gave Liverpool the lead.

The chances for the Reds were coming one after another, but many were simply wasted by inadequate final touches of players in red.

Just five minutes before the end of the first half, Liverpool scored another goal – Sadio Mane received a ball from Firmino, cut into the center, set the ball on his comfortable right foot and curled it beautifully into the far corner.

The second half was even worse for Arsenal, who seemed utterly clueless as Wenger’s problems seem to have no end.

Liverpool tripled their lead through Salah who stole the ball away from Bellerin and comfortably scored in a one versus one position against Cech. In the 78th minute Daniel Sturridge, who just came on the pitch as a substitute, wrapped up the final 4-0 for Liverpool with a header.

Liverpool are now seated at 2nd place with 7 points out of 3 games while Arsenal are placed 16th with 3 points out of 3 games.

You can see full highlights of the game below.