Match Report: Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal
You know you are actually bullying your opponents when you see your rival’s supporters walking out of the park with ten minutes still left on the clock.
Ripping the Gunners all ends up, Liverpool registered their second league victory of the new campaign, courtesy of goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge. It was as early as the 10th minute when a quick 1-2 between Emre Can and Roberto Firmino found Mohamed Salah in space and had it not been for the brilliance of Petr Cech, the Reds would have gotten the lead early in the game.
Liverpool, however, didn’t have to wait long for the deadlock to be broken. Just seven minutes after Petr Cech’s point blank save, Roberto Firmino gave his side a well-deserved lead with a well-placed header. Liverpool were in cruise control for the entirety of the first half and just five minutes before the half-time whistle, Sadio Mane doubled the lead after a breathtaking counter attack.
It all started with Gini Wijnaldum releasing Roberto Firmino in the centre before the Brazilian laid the ball to Sadio Mane on the left. With Rob Holding taking care of the area, the Senegalese didn’t break a sweat in beating the young Englishman and finishing off the ball in style.
Soon after the restart, Arsenal tried testing Liverpool’s resolve, but actually ended up conceding another goal. In an Arsenal corner, Joel Matip relieved the pressure by clearing ball, which fell down to Hector Bellerin – who was the last line of defence for the Gunners. The Barcelona product made a big howler and allowed Mohamed Salah to go one on one with Petr Cech and bang! It was 3-0.
The Reds were comfortably cruising and substitute Daniel Sturridge added the icing on the cake, making it 4-0 around 13 minutes before the final whistle. Mohamed Salah delivered an inviting ball into the box and Sturridge, who was left unmarked just yards away from the goal, headed his first goal of the campaign. With that being said and done, Liverpool have cruised up to second spot in the table, just two points behind leaders Manchester United.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the big win:
Thank you for being with us every step of the way. pic.twitter.com/6xLOBNHzRW
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 27, 2017
— James Twidell (@jamesbwfc22) August 27, 2017
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) August 27, 2017
Sadio Mane: Has scored 4 Premier League goals vs Arsenal; against no team has he scored more. Could be a long afternoon for the Gunners…
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) August 27, 2017
Watching this game like pic.twitter.com/Rw8KYoVrsm
— Gerard (@ItsGerard732) August 27, 2017
What is more embarrassing…allowing 4 goals or Karius’ clean sheet?
— Peter Kroth (@TheKrothRoads) August 27, 2017
Love Klopp’s trainers! Where can I get a pair?
— Nick Parrott (@NickParrottTV) August 27, 2017
Renew can’s contract pic.twitter.com/Dc5uzNqCRY
— – (@crazyjurgen) August 27, 2017
Lol.. The score of the match was the time of the match.. 4:00
— Teebams (@iam_bams) August 27, 2017
— EMMANUEL OLANIHUN (@EMMATUNDE) August 27, 2017
What a performance from #LFC with the deadly trio up top. 4 of the best and all different goals scorers too
— Callum (@MothersLFC14) August 27, 2017
8 shots none on target by arsenal if Henderson could have finished would have showed our true dominance of the game #dominators
— Del Smith (@devaldros) August 27, 2017
How many goal today Mr Wenger? pic.twitter.com/tLP87vbbKq
— Gugun Goemi (@Gugungumilar) August 27, 2017
— LFCFRONT3 (@OurFront3) August 27, 2017
No Coutinho No Problem
— Ade Kristiyanto (@merseybois_) August 27, 2017