The quartet of Roberto Firmino, Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane and Daniel Sturridge all contributed their quota in the demolition of Arsenal at Anfield in a one sided encounter that saw Arsene Wenger and his men lose 4 goal to nothing to a rejuvenated Liverpool side.
There was uncertainty earlier before the match when Jurgen Klopp announced that Liverpool first choice goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet, would not be makes the list, preferring Karius, who made only his first appearance since December.
Liverpool were all out from the blast of the whistle, but Danny Welbeck wasted what looked like Arsenal’s closest opportunity at goal in the first 45minutes.
Firmino opened the score sheet in what later became an assault on Arsenal in the 17th minutes; Mane completed a brilliant Liverpool counter attack five minutes before the break.
With Alexandre Lacazette and Oliver Giroud starting from the bench for Arsenal, they had fewer options in front of goal even with contract rebel, Alexis Sanchez on the line who was a little bit match rusty.
The Gunners started quite stronger in the second half and looked to break Liverpool defence, but Salah’s perfect finish in a one-man counter attack in the 57th minutes put the match to rest and Liverpool never looked like stopping.
There was enough time for substitute, Sturridge to head in a beautiful Salah crossing in the 77th minute.
Liverpool had the game in their hands as they showed real intent i pace, aggression, dribbles and their dominance in midfield.
Cech was arguably Arsenal’s best player on the field as he managed to put Arsenal in the game for as long his balling saving skills could carry him.
Gunners’ fans have taken to social media to vent their anger on Wenger’s decision to leave Lacazette and Giroud on the bench with a trending #WengerOut on Twitter.
— Atanas (@atanasi_) August 27, 2017