Liverpool v Arsenal, Premier League

Liverpool v Arsenal, Premier League

Liverpool v Arsenal, Premier League

City beat Southampton 6-1 in the Ethiad Stadium at the start of November, but they now travel knowing that anything other than another win would be a disaster.

But Wright, who scored 185 goals in almost 300 appearances for the Gunners, believes it will be a different story at Anfield. We only can think now of the match on Tuesday [against Fulham] and know the difference between Liverpool and us was not like today's result.

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klop continues to play down Liverpool's title hopes, perhaps mindful that they are the only side to lead the title race at Christmas in recent years and fail to go on to lift the crown. Our first target is to qualify for the Champions League and I don't feel we have done enough to be sure of that yet. [Laurent] Koscielny came off in the game against Brighton.

Starting XI: Alisson (6); Alexander-Arnold (6), Lovren (6), Van Dijk (6), Robertson (6); Wijnaldum (7), Fabinho (6); Shaqiri (6), Firmino (9*), Mane (7); Salah (8). Sokratis likes players tight to him so he can rough them up.

While his first goal was fortuitous, Firmino's second to give Liverpool the lead in the 16th minute was fabulous.

"Will [Granit] Xhaka have to play in defence?"

The visit of Unai Emery's men was seen as a potentially troublesome fixture, but the Reds made light work of them, with all of their revered front three finding the net in a devastating performance. "We lost the balance", the Arsenal manager said, after confirming Mesut Özil missed the game because of a knee injury.

Emery took the summer to recruit two central midfielders in the form of Lucas Torreira and Mateo Guendouzi and the duo have swiftly settled to the new surroundings with the former evolving into a major player in the club's top-four pursuit.

Another commented: "Need to go to church for this one".

Mane made no mistake with his finish from close range as the Reds looked in total control of the game, whilst the Gunners were all over the place defensively.

After conceding in the 11th minute, Liverpool showed they had title-winning credentials to bounce back nearly immediately and turn the game on its head, with two Firmino goals in two minutes turning the game back in the home side's favour.

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