An Arsenal defeat was predictable given the recent history of this fixture and the manner of it was also very familiar.
The Arsenal boss is already under massive pressure just three games into the new season, his team has conceded 8 goals within this period and no wonder, after his baffling decisions here at this famous old ground.
Quite a number of Arsenal fans must be wondering if Jose Mourinho was right when he labelled Arsene Wenger “A specialist in failure”. From the line up put forward by Arsene it was clear that the Arsenal Manager hasn’t learnt his lessons.
Liverpool were too quick and aggressive for Arsene’s side to cope and therefore laid down their own marker as to what this season could hold. On this evidence there is only one side who could possibly be considered as potential title or even top four contenders. “We’re going to win the league,” sarcastically sang the Arsenal fans followed by “we are staying up”. It was that bad for the gunners.
Karius was able to move the ball with intelligence and a couple of times almost lost it, but that is why he is in the team, and the crowd will have to accept those hairy moments. To play such a fast breaking game, Klopp needs the keeper to move the ball with intelligence and that is why Mignolet was dropped for this game.
One will wonder what kind of madness was it for Xhaka to try a lazy, dinked pass out to the touchline which allowed the outstanding Gomez to intercept and provide the first goal?
Roberto Firmino opened the scoring before Mane doubled the home side’s lead moments later. In the Second half Mohamed Salah who had a fantastic game got the third goal for Liverpool while substitute Daniel Sturridge added another in the closing stages of the game.
The Reds could and should have had more goals, with Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson also going close.
This is one of the worst performances have seen from Arsenal as it became so difficult for them to string two or three passes at some stage clearly this will be a day to forget for the Arsenal Players.
Arsene Wenger needs to sought out the want away players as it seems the whole team is affected psychologically by the current situation of the club.
Sadio Mane is one of the most dangerous wide player in the whole of Europe right now, yet Arsene Wenger chose to play Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain up against him, a player who wants to leave Arsenal because he hates playing wing back. Playing at wing back against arguably the most deadly winger in the Premier League. Arsene Wenger needs to take full responsibility for his teams shameful display and he shouldnt be surprised if the “Wenger Out” banners starts flying soon.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Arsenal ( 3-4-3):
Karius 6 Cech 5
Gomez 6.5 Holding 5
Lovren 7 Koscielny 5.5
Matip 7 Monreal 4.5
Moreno 7 Bellerin 5
Henderson6.5 Xhaka 5.5
Emre Can 7 Ramsey 4
Wijnaldum 6.5 Oxlade-Chamberlain 5.5
Salah 8 (MOM) Sanchez 5.5
Firmino 7 Welbeck 4.5
Mané 8 Ozil 5
Milner 6 Coquelin 5
Sturridge 7 Giroud 6
Grujic 6 Lacazeete 6