Liverpool confirmed last season's impression that he played very strongly against the Premier League's leading teams and defeated Arsenal with 4: 0 in Anfield. This was the third successive success of Merseyside over the "gunners", and he could have been far more expressive if the hosts had realized most of their positions. Roberto Firmino (17 '), Sadio Mane (40'), Mohamed Salah (57 ') and Daniel Sturridge (77') scored for Liverpool, and the guests, who were totally chaotic, failed to score a shot The whole game.
Jurgen Klop decided to replace Liverpool's goalkeeper for this derby. Loris Karius was a champion this time, and Simon Mignole, who started in all matches since the beginning of the campaign, did not even fall into the group. Joe Gomez replaced Trent Alexander-Arnold to the right of the hosts.
The great news in Arsenal was the return of Alexis Sanchez, which began for the first time since the beginning of the season. Laurent Cosiesle returned after a penalty, and Rob Holding replaced Sead Colasinak in defense. Alexander Lakazet stayed on the bench for the beginning.
The hosts were expected to start more actively, but in the seventh minute the "gunners" were close to the goal. Sanchez cut off the defense with a shot to Welbeck, but lost his balance at the moment of the shot and shot over the door. In the 10th minute, Salah missed a 100% chance of a goal after receiving a great pass from Zhang on the far beam, but when everyone expected the Egyptian to find, he fired at Peter Cech and the guard saved. This loophole did not upset Merseyside, who continued to overwhelm Londoners. So it came to the 17th minute when the logical happened. Firmino jumped from the back and found Gomez's right center right on the right - 1: 0. Two or three minutes later, Jordan Henderson was taken out of Firmino, but the midfielder shot off the door.
In the 25th minute Cech slapped Salah, and a minute later the former Roma player sent the ball to the guests door but this shot was properly canceled due to ambush.
Five minutes before the break Liverpool deservedly doubled its lead after a great counterattack in which Firmino found Mane on the left and the Senegalets advanced speedily and shot technically in the far corner, marking a magnificent shot. This was the third goal for the striker since the start of the season.
In the 53rd minute the hosts missed a new opportunity. Salah centered on a foul, Zhang diverted his head, but then Matti and Lovren were unable to spot the goal. A minute later, Salah again saw Chek, but he still could not overcome the guard. In the 57th minute, the Egyptian still succeeded. Belerin lost the ball and Salah again got the chance to use his speed and to break himself against Cech. This time, the high wing released the ball past the guard and shaped the classical lead of the hosts.
Arsene Wenger attempted to change something by including Lukaset and Girush, who replaced Sanchez and Ocselad-Chamberlain.
In the 70th minute, Mane was close to the fourth goal after defending Chech. The guard stepped in, but the ball went under his lap and headed for the goal, but where he was able to clear up. In the 78th minute Sturridge, who appeared as a reserve in Mane's position, rose to 4: 0. Firmino carried out his own half, pointing to Zhang, who made a powerful raid, then dropped to Salah on the left. The latter centered toward the far beam, where Sturridge caught his head.
Liverpool came second in the standings with seven points behind two Manchester United. Arsenal is in 16th position with one win and two losses.