It must be said that Arsenal were nothing short of abysmal at Anfield, playing straight into Liverpool’s hands tactically and failing to apply anywhere near the level of fight you’d expect from one of the biggest clubs in English football in such a high-profile game.
But that shouldn’t take away from a superb Liverpool performance either; the Reds fine-tuned their game-plan perfectly and were relentless from the opening whistle to the last, in a performance that highlighted the vast differences between Arsenal and the rest of the top six at this moment in time.
Mohamed Salah endlessly capitalised on Arsenal’s disorganisation in counter-attacking scenarios, constantly attacking the space behind their defence and producing five shots on target, one of which resulted in a goal.
Attacking accomplices Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino got in on the act as well, while Joe Gomez did a terrific job in keeping Alexis Sanchez quiet and Emre Can’s action-packed display epitomised the control the Merseysiders exerted in midfield.
In fact, there were strong individual performances all over the pitch; so who was your Man of the Match? Let us know by voting below…