Liverpool 4 – 0 Arsenal

Liverpool 4 – 0 Arsenal

Liverpool stored tempo with Premier League leaders Chelsea due to an exhilarating 4-0 demolition of Arsenal by which Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta almost got here to blows.

After 33 largely uneventful minutes at Anfield the sport sparked into life when Liverpool boss Klopp and Arsenal counterpart Arteta have been concerned in a heated altercation within the dugout.

It proved the catalyst for an emphatic show of Liverpool’s attacking may as they harnessed the fevered Anfield environment to take a half-time lead by way of Sadio Mane’s header earlier than operating riot in a devastating second-half blitz.

Diogo Jota brilliantly punished a expensive defensive error inside 5 minutes of the restart, Mohamed Salah completed a counter from shut vary after which substitute Takumi Minamino added a fourth together with his first contact as Arsenal endured one other sobering journey to Merseyside.

The victory sees Liverpool return to successful methods, lifts them into second place within the desk and ends Arsenal’s eight-game Premier League unbeaten run, with the Gunners remaining fifth, three factors exterior the highest 4.

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What’s subsequent?

Liverpool host Porto within the Champions League group levels on Wednesday at 8pm, earlier than Southampton head to Anfield within the Premier League on Saturday at 3pm. Arsenal host Newcastle within the Premier League on Saturday at 12.30pm.

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