Liverpool Go Third After Cruising To Victory Against Predictably Flaccid Arsenal (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

4th, March 2017

Liverpool jumped into the Premier League  top three on Saturday after a convincing 3-1 win against Arsenal an Anfield

Arsene Wenger made the rather large call of leaving star man Alexis Sanchez on the bench, with Oliver Giroud starting up front, flanked by Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

However, the decision not to start Sanchez severely backfired in the first half, with Liverpool running riot against a limp and toothless Arsenal.

The Reds took the lead after just nine minutes, with Roberto Firmino firing home at the far post.

Just before half-time, Liverpool deservedly doubled their advantage, with the effervescent Sadio Mané firing past Petr Cech.

Not surprisingly, Wenger sent on Sanchez for the second-half, with the Chilean adding a much needed spark for the Gunners.

Just before the hour-mark, Sanchez set up Welbeck who produced a fine finish to put the Gunners right back in the game.

Wenger sent on both Lucas Perez and Theo Walcott with 15 minutes to go as the visitors pushed for an equaliser.

However, in injury time, the Reds broke quickly after an Arsenal attack, with Adam Lallana producing an exquisite through ball for sub Divock Origi. The Belgian raced forward before teeing up  Georginio Wijnaldum who slid the ball home.

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The win sees Jurgen Klopp’s side go third as they bounced back from their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Leicester, while the Reds also remain unbeaten against top six sides in the Premier League.

As for Arsenal, they drop out of the top four for the first time since January as  they face yet another season of disappointment and underachievement, with even the most loyal of Gooners starting to question their beloved Wenger.

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