Liverpool showed the rest of the league that they seriously mean business this season under Jurgen Klopp as they dismantled Arsenal at Emirates. Arsene Wenger can claim in his defense that he had almost whole of his defense wiped out because of injury woes but Emirates faithfuls let him know their feelings at final whistle as the boos and whistles were ringing all around the stadium. Jurgen Klopp’s men looked in high spirits and Arsenal looked clueless for most of the game with Liverpool’s continuous pressing style of football in their thumping 4-3 win.
A opening goal by Walcott after an initial penalty miss, a brace by Coutinho and a goal by Lallana, along with a moment of magic by Sadio Mane, followed by a goal each by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers, summed up a mouth-watering encounter in north London.
We look at the ratings of the Liverpool’s players –
Simon Mingolet – 7/10
A crucial penalty save from Theo Walcott, made some other great stops during the game, but also got beaten easily by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Arsenal’s 3rd goal.
Nathaniel Clyne – 7/10
Clyne had a great game in attacking sense as he assisted Coutinho for Liverpool’s third goal.
Dejan Lovern – 6/10
Had a booking early in the game for a silly challenge but was solid for most part of his game until Arsenal’s third goal.
Regnar Klaven – 6/10
Looked rather unconvincing on his debut, was errorprone and also had a booking. Chaotic display.
Alberto Moreno – 4.5/10
Had one of his terrible games, gave away a silly penalty and looked shambles defensively. Caught high up on the pitch by Walcott and was also booked.
Jordan Henderson – 7/10
He looked at ease in his role in midfield, picked his passes well and slowed the game down after halftime. Had composure to his game when needed.
Georginio Wijnaldum – 6/10
He looked good in bits and pieces during the game, had a chance to equalise early in the game for Liverpool but hit the shot straight to Petr Cech.
Sadio Mane – 8/10
Looked one of the most threatening players on the pitch, constant whipped in crosses and dribbles proved too much for feeble Arsenal defense. He also hit a stunner as he proved his worth to Liverpool fans.
Adam Lallana – 7.5/10
He got caught for Arsenal’s first goal but looked good and was a constant threat in the Arsenal box, created a few chances too.
Phillipe Coutinho – 9/10
Flawless display from the Brazilian magician. Had contribution in Liverpool’s 3 goals as he scored a gorgeous free-kick to put Liverpool level just before halftime and then scoring another goal from the Sadio Mane cross and setup for another Liverpool goal. Best performer and Man of the match for Liverpool.
Roberto Firmino – 7/10
Was tireless, as he ran up and down throughout the game and was great in his all around game.
Emre Can – 6/10
Came at a crucial time for Liverpool as Arsenal had set up the stage for a comeback. Had a good display in his limited time.
Divock Origi – 6.5/10
Kept the ball and shielded it well.
Kevin Stewart – 4/10
Introduced to kill off the time, didn’t had much to do.