Liverpool go second with four-goal win over Arsenal

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Mane, Jota, Salah and Minamino on target in comprehensive home victory for Reds

Liverpool kept up the pressure on leaders Chelsea with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Arsenal at Anfield.

The hosts had the better of the early chances, with Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in fine form.

But Ramsdale was unable to prevent Sadio Mane from heading in a Trent Alexander-Arnold free-kick six minutes before half-time.

Diogo Jota doubled Liverpool’s lead in the 52nd minute. He capitalised on a mistake from Nuno Tavares before leaving Ben White and Ramsdale on the ground with two dummies and slotting into an empty net.

Jurgen Klopp’s side then added two more goals in the space of five minutes.

First, Mohamed Salah scored after being teed up by Mane from close range on 73 minutes, before substitute Takumi Minamino converted Alexander-Arnold’s cross at the back post.

The win moves Liverpool into second place with 25 points, four off the top and two ahead of Manchester City, who face Everton on Sunday.

Arsenal are fifth on 20 points.

See: Liverpool report | Arsenal report

Next fixtures

Liverpool: 27 Nov v Southampton (H)
Arsenal: 27 Nov v Newcastle (H)

Match officials

Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Andy Madley. VAR: Chris Kavanagh. Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis.

Mane, Jota, Salah and Minamino on target in comprehensive home victory for Reds

Liverpool kept up the pressure on leaders Chelsea with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Arsenal at Anfield.

The hosts had the better of the early chances, with Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in fine form.

But Ramsdale was unable to prevent Sadio Mane from heading in a Trent Alexander-Arnold free-kick six minutes before half-time.

Diogo Jota doubled Liverpool’s lead in the 52nd minute. He capitalised on a mistake from Nuno Tavares before leaving Ben White and Ramsdale on the ground with two dummies and slotting into an empty net.

Jurgen Klopp’s side then added two more goals in the space of five minutes.

First, Mohamed Salah scored after being teed up by Mane from close range on 73 minutes, before substitute Takumi Minamino converted Alexander-Arnold’s cross at the back post.

The win moves Liverpool into second place with 25 points, four off the top and two ahead of Manchester City, who face Everton on Sunday.

Arsenal are fifth on 20 points.

See: Liverpool report | Arsenal report

Next fixtures

Liverpool: 27 Nov v Southampton (H)
Arsenal: 27 Nov v Newcastle (H)

Match officials

Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Andy Madley. VAR: Chris Kavanagh. Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis.

 

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