Liverpool 3 - 1 Arsenal: Liver Bird's match review

You Jota be excited after that. With our next game only a few days away lets have a quick look at our 60th home game in a row undefeated in the EPL.

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We won't dwell on our Scot's backwards slicing brain freeze. I don't think any player could do that on purpose if they tried. This handed Arsenal their only chance and goal against the run of play.

It would have been easy for our Redmen's heads to drop considering we had done everything but score and then we end up one down from one of the oddest goals so far this season, but the lads did the opposite, turned up the pressure and went for the throat, with great success.

Arsenal only managed to hold onto the lead for two and a half minutes before Mane's beast mode went up another level, which saw him narrowly pip Wijnaldum to MOTM in my opinion and then we were back to all square.

Did our players stop there, hell no, we stormed onwards and Robbo who was eager to redeem his earlier assist for Lacazette made a sprint down the left wing as the ball, having been passed around on the right, then found him via a pinpoint 35 yard raking pass from fellow fullback TAA.
For the rest of the first half we completely dominated the Gunners who couldn't get a sniff of our 18 yard box let alone a goal.

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During the second half Liverpool remained the more dominant team but Arsenal gradually started to play themselves into the game, creating two clear opportunities which their attackers should have done better with. You can not take away from Alisson's positioning and reading of the game - in these instances he closed the attacker down so quickly they didn't know what to do other than kick the ball into his monstrous Brazilian hands (you can never have enough of them).

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In the 80th minute Jota made his Anfield debut and didn't disappoint. Taking only three minutes to turn with the ball and fire off an early shot which went narrowly wide, it should have been a warning to the Gunner's defenders.

Jota didn't have to wait too much longer before scoring his first goal in front of the Kop end, with a beautiful shot that had a similar technique, as one of our fellow readers pointed out (thanks Funk), to former Red's legend Robbie Fowler.

All in all a well deserved three points from a match we completely dominated from start to finish. It will be interesting to see the line-ups of both teams as we meet again on Thursday night.


Milner 6.6 Jota 6.9
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