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Liverpool vs. Arsenal - Football Match Report

31 December, 2018, 00:27 | Author: Delia Walker
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Here Press Association Sport assesses the performances of both individuals as Liverpool extended their lead atop the Premier League to nine points with a 5-1 win.

Where previous Liverpool sides would've become disheartened and likely conceded a second or third goal, this group that Klopp has put together are harder than that.

"That area in front of the back, you need cover".

'We know we can not talk about the title, we know we are 11 points from Liverpool.

His teammates wanted Mitrovic to take the penalty but Kamara refused, disobeying the orders of Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri, only to look deeply embarrassed seconds later when his effort was saved by Jonas Lossl. However, it only took five more minutes for Roberto Firmino to give Liverpool the lead with two dazzling finishes.

You have to look at Liverpool now and it's nearly theirs to lose. Four consecutive draws with the likes of Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic saw them slip to second with just eight matches to go, with United leapfrogging them into first. "So far the gesture of the season".

Salah hands the ball off to Firmino.

Unfortunately for Arsenal fans, they could not hold on to their position.

Liverpool's pressure did not subside after half-time and Firmino completed his treble from the spot 25 minutes from time, rounding off a miserable day for the Gunners and increasing the heat on Manchester City ahead of their meeting with Southampton on Sunday afternoon (Monday morning AEDT).

Liverpool is blowing away teams, with this ninth straight win coming three days after a 4-0 victory over Newcastle. 12 points to City's 1.

We only can think now of the match on Tuesday [against Fulham] and know that the difference between Liverpool and us was not like today's result.

Next up for them is a trip to the Etihad Stadium to face City, which could easily be one of the most important fixtures of the season.

When rivals falter, this Liverpool side just carries on.

"The only thing that can get annoying after a while is answering the same questions, so maybe you think a little bit about what you ask and not all the time the same!"

Their most recent defeats have surprisingly come in back-to-back games against Crystal Palace and Leicester in the past week, the first time they have lost two in succession in more than two years.

"I said to Aboubakar Kamara to leave the ball to Aleksandar Mitrovic, he is the man who shoots the penalties".



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