After suffering a humiliating defeat away to struggling Leicester City, Liverpool returned to Anfield and put on a show for their home supporters with a massive victory over top four rivals Arsenal on Saturday evening.
Goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum provided the goals in a 3-1 win. The Gunners never really looked like winning the match and despite a spirited attempt to make a comeback in the second half with a Danny Welbeck goal left it too little, too late.
The win moved them up to third, leapfrogging Arsenal in the table and giving them a huge boost to their ambitions of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.
The Reds have been remarkably consistent against the top six sides in the league this season, unbeaten in nine matches and winning five of them.
As this stat from Squawka shows, that’s form well ahead of the other teams around them.
Points won by the top-6 against the top-6 so far in 2016/17:
Man City (7)
Man Utd (6)
Arsenal (5) pic.twitter.com/4tWLndrF6t
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 4, 2017
If only they could sort out their form against the so-called weaker sides, they may actually be title challengers next season. What’s certain is that Jurgen Klopp’s side know how to get the job done on the biggest occasions and that could be the defining factor in making it into those top four positions.