Liverpool returned to winning ways when they travelled to London to take on Arsenal in the Premier League.
With Manchester City’s win over Leicester earlier confirming that the Merseysiders will no longer be able to defend last season’s title win, Jurgen Klopp’s men made no mistakes in trying to capitalise on Chelsea’s defeat, as the race for the top four remains very much alive.
With high flying youngsters, Bukayo Saka and Emile-Smith Rowe absent through fitness issues, Mikel Arteta played Pepe and Aubameyang on either flanks of Lacazette, with Odegaard pulling the strings in the midfield as the number 10.
Arsenal struggled to keep possession all through, and ir showed in their not being able to dribble pass Liverpool’s centre back pairing of Kabak and Phillips all night.
Liverpool, on the other hand, were very much coordinated and it paid off after the hour mark. Klopp replaced the obviously fatigued Andy Robertson with Diogo Jota in the 61 minute, the forward who scored a lot of goals for Portugal during the international break.
The former Wolverhampton Wanderers forward took only three minutes to get on the scoresheet and give the visitors the lead, after getting on the end of a fine cross by Trent Alexander Arnold.
Four minutes later, Mohammed Salah pounced on a loose ball that was poorly cleared by Gabriel and he wasted no time in slipping it past Bernd Leno to make it 0:2.
Arsenal did not look like a side trailing 0:2 at home, as they struggled to hit the levels Jurgen Klopp’s men were at on Easter Saturday. And so it was that in the dying minutes of the game, Liverpool’s Jota again buried another shot from 10 yards after Sadio Mane made a mess of Salah’s pass to make it 0:3.
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