- Liverpool defeated Arsenal 4-0
- Salah, Firmino, Mane and Sturridge scored
- This was Arsenal’s 2nd defeat in 3 matches
Coutinho who? shouted the Liverpool supporters as a rampant Liverpool walked over a dismal Arsenal in this week’s biggest match of the premier league. They scored two in each half to win 4-0 at Anfield. Firmino opened the scoring in the first half, to be followed by Mane, Salah and Sturridge who added to Arsenal’s horror.
Having lost their previous match to Stoke, the heat was once again on Arsene Wenger with the Wenger Out banners slowing making another return. Disappointed and worried that the sae old Arsenal had returned, Arsenal supporters made the tirp to Merseyside in a pessimistic mood, knowing that their team need to put in a real shift if they had any chance of containing Liverpool’s pacey attack. Their already dead spirits were put to the hatchet even before the match as Wenger who seems to be getting more and more senile as time passes put out a shocker of team sheet, leaving Lacazette, Kolasinac and Mustafi on the bench. His tactics and team selection were once again proven wrong as Liverpool hardly let them have a meaningful touch of the ball as the referee blew the whistle to kick off this week’s main attraction.
Salah, Mane and Firmino used their laser quick speed, trickery and guile to dance circles around the Arsenal defence. Youngster Gomez who put in a fine performance on the night, found Firmino with a sumptuous ball which was headed home by the forward to give Liverpool the lead. Once the first goal came it was only a matter of time before the gates fell and water flooded Arsenal as they were completely opened up by Liverpool time and time again over the 90 minutes. Mane showed why he is Liverpool’s main man and not Coutinho as he cut inside and struck a peach of a shot to double Liverpool’s advantage.
Wenger failed to learn any lessons from the first half as he took off Sanchez and Chamberlain even though Arsenal were chasing a two goal deficit. Salah and Sturridge went on to score in the second half to embarrass Arsenal 4-0 much to the joy of the Kop. If it wasn’t for Cech, Arsenal could have very well been staring at a 6-0 or 7-0 defeat. The win meant Liverpool maintained their unbeaten start to the season and slumped a poor Arsenal down to 16th in the table.