Liverpool Overpower Arsenal To Boost Top-Four Hopes

Liverpool Overpower Arsenal To Boost Top-Four Hopes
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Premier League defending Champions Liverpool put up a masterclass display as they ran out 3-0 winners against a pathetic Arsenal side to mount a strong case to their top 4 hopes.

Second-half goals from Diogo Jota, who bagged a brace and Mohamed Salah secured the deserved win.

Liverpool movess up to the fifth position on 49 points and are just two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

The defeat means Arsenal remains in 9th position on the log.

The Reds settled quicker and Fabinho drilled an early shot from range just wide before Mane had a deflected header easily saved.

A fine piece of skill from Roberto Firmino saw the Brazilian move into space and send a rasping shot wide just on the half-hour mark, but the best chance of the half saw James Milner steer an effort off-target from the edge of the box.

After the break, Arsenal initially tried to up the ante with a little more tempo about their play, but a Liverpool sub on the hour mark – Jota for Andy Robertson – and a tactical switch swung the game in their favour.

Jota powered in a header from a cross from the right just minutes after his entrance, before Salah beat Gabriel Magalhaes and finished between Bernd Leno’s legs to make it 2-0.

Jota then wrapped up matters with a close-range finish in the final 10 minutes.

 

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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