Arsenal are swept aside by Liverpool
PREMIER LEAGUE: Liverpool produced a devastating display of attacking football to claim a 4-0 win over a ragged Arsenal side at Anfield.
Goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in a dominant first-half display set up victory before Mohamed Salah and substitute Daniel Sturridge completed the Anfield rout.
The Gunners were swept aside with embarrassing ease and, were it not for several good saves from Petr Cech, their defeat could have been even more humiliating.
After overcoming injury, Alexis Sanchez featured for Arsenal for the first time this season, but the Chilean made little impact and speculation over his future may again increase ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Sanchez had been restored to the side at the expense of Alexandre Lacazette and manager Arsene Wenger’s decision to bench his record signing is likely to be questioned.
Opposite number Jurgen Klopp had made an equally surprising call by deciding to rest first-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and bring in Loris Karius, but that was fully vindicated.
Karius was the quietest player on the pitch as Liverpool were full of energy and relentless in their attacking ambition while Arsenal were were sloppy and ponderous.