Arsenal 3 Liverpool 4 – Gunners torn apart by rampant Reds
Liverpool claim victory at the Emirates after scoring three early second-half goals
August 14th, 2016
For forty minutes of Sunday’s match at the Emirates, it appeared as though Liverpool had forgotten the season had started.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side came to life through Philippe Coutinho’s free-kick before the interval which cancelled out Theo Walcott’s fizzing opener after the same player had had a penalty saved by Simon Mignolet.
The fireworks were yet to come, with Adam Lallana fashioning some space in the Arsenal penalty area before slotting into the net. Nathaniel Clyne then whipped a ball into the penalty area and Coutinho smashed in his second.
Sadio Mane then scored the goal of the game, cutting in from the right before scoring exquisitely into the top corner of the net and it appeared as though Liverpool were going to run up a large total.
However, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reduced the arrears almost immediately and Calum Chambers then nodded in from a free-kick to make the score 4-3 in Liverpool’s favour.
Arsene Wenger will have been encouraged by the way his team responded to going 4-1 down and they were the better side in the first half, with Liverpool struggling to cope with the home team and Walcott looking bright.
However, the visitors came into the game as the match progressed and there seems plenty more to come from a team who have attacking threats throughout the team.