Liverpool are on the top of the Premier League and are going to face Manchester City. If Liverpool wins this match then they title hopes for others will be closed.
It was a festive season, and Liverpool gave exactly what their fans wanted. This is not the first time that the London club has failed in a dramatic fashion nevertheless this was a poor attempt. However, the last team to concede 4 goals Vs Liverpool in the first half is none other than Arsenal, when they played Liverpool a few years ago at Anfield.
Arsenal took an early lead, which came as a surprise but a beautiful movement on the ball and a well-timed run from Maitland-Niles gave the visitors a promising lead. A composed finish which left Liverpool with a ton of questions regarding their title aspirations. It took barely minutes, as Liverpool’s Number 9 started dribbling from the halfway mark, with a quick 1-2 from Salah, which Firmino got to the end of the ball to score a tap-in and thanks to blunder from the Gunner’s defense, which was very similar to the one that they conceded at Old Trafford.
Just 90 seconds later, the moment of magic happened, as Mane dispossessed Torreira, as Firmino picked up the loose ball and tore Arsenal’s defense apart with a solo- typical Brazilian goal. All it took was less than 200 seconds to restore the 9 points lead to the top of the table. The most beautiful moment came in the second half when Salah gave his penalty kick to Firmino to complete his first hat-trick for the club.
‘When Mo Salah gave the penalty to Bobby Firmino I was close to crying,’
‘Because of course it was big of him, and we all know how much Mo wants to score goals. And then in a situation like that you give it to your mate… that’s [Christmas]. Christmas is over but obviously not between the boys. ‘So that was really nice, and all good!’ – Klopp.
Salah really showed a class act and Liverpool displayed a performance to remember
Liverpool haven’t shown any sign of tiredness in this marathon and moreover, they are yet to lose a game. They look promising, as they take on the defending champions at Etihad this Thursday.