Liverpool 4 Arsenal 0 Match Report

By Josh Wee

Twelve year old Josh Wee is our youngest contributor to the site. However don't be fooled by his young age, this keen Red tells it like it is. Have a read and be prepared for some great match insight throughout the season from this talented up and coming Red journo.

In round 3 of the new premier league season, Liverpool took on Arsenal at home. A final score of 4-0 puts Liverpool in 2nd place with seven points.

Liverpool have not lost yet as out of 3 games, they have won 2 and drawn 1.

Arsenal were barely in the match at all as goals from Salah, Firmino, Mane and Sturridge crumbled their defenses. Summer signing Alexandre Lacazette was left on the Arsenal bench but was later brought on by Arsene Wenger to turn the tables around.

However, the attempt was futile as no Arsenal goals were scored. It was summed up by the utter ridiculousness of Liverpool’s third goal; a concession that would have led to angry recriminations in Sunday league football never mind elite professional sport. Arsenal took a corner. But they left Hector Bellerin as their sole defender and when the ball was cleared to him he wafted a leg at it unconvincingly, trying to control it, with Mohamed Salah charging down and then running from deep in his own half to calmly steer a low shot beyond Petr Cech.

The second goal was not much less of a travesty for Arsenal as they, again, were attacking before they lost the ball inside the Liverpool penalty area. Then it was pass, pass, pass and a final pass from Roberto Firmino out to Sadio Mane who cut back across Rob Holding with the outstanding forward then curling a superb right-footed shot around Cech and into the corner of the net.

On this evidence there is only one side who could possibly be considered as potential title – or even top four – contenders. “We’re going to win the league,” sarcastically sang the travelling Arsenal fans followed by “we are staying up”. It was that painful for them.

Firmino also scored – the first goal – and it meant that Liverpool’s ridiculously rapid front-three – an ‘FMS’ triumvirate – all struck while the fourth goal was claimed by the striker they are keeping out of the team right now, Daniel Sturridge, who came on as a substitute.

How bad was this for Arsenal? It was up their among the worst performances ever in Arsene Wenger’s 21 years at the club and he acknowledged that as he muttered about “everything went wrong. From first to last minute... we were an easy opponent” in a predictably brief, and also somewhat incoherent, press conference.





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