Jurgen Klopp’s team reminded attendees that there is still a large class gap between the teams.
Liverpool gave Arsenal a harsh reality check on Saturday, tearing the Gunners apart in the second half and winning the Premier League 4-0.
The resurgent Arsenal had a chance to rise above Liverpool in the standings with a win, but Jurgen Klopp’s side reminded guests that there is still a big class gap between the teams.
Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the season ended at West Ham ahead of the international break, but the Reds are back to their best at Anfield.
Sadio Mane scored in the first half, while Liverpool cut Mikel Arteta’s side after half-time, while Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah and substitute Takumi Minamino increased the score.
Arteta got into a heated fight with Klopp on the sideline when the game was still zero, and the incident seemed to ignite both Anfield fans and Liverpool players.
Arsenal had an unbeaten run of 10 games, but goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale already had some good saves before Manet nodded home with an Alexander-Arnold free kick in the 39th minute, going undetected six yards away.
Liverpool kicked off the second half at breakneck speed, and former Arsenal player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had a chance to double the lead when the powerful Fabinho intercepted Bukayo Saka’s pass, but the midfielder dodged the post.
Arsenal continued tossing the ball, and Nuno Tavares gave Liverpool a second goal when they passed directly to Jota, who showed real composure by beating Ramsdale and scoring a goal into the empty net.
Arsenal continued to hold back and a third goal was scored 17 minutes after Mane forced his way to the left flank to shoot Salah to score home his 16th campaign result before Minamino scored his first goal at Anfield just 48 seconds after replacing Hota.
The victory lifted Liverpool to second place, four points behind the Chelsea leader. Arsenal finished fifth.
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