scene of the game: For the Highlights of the game was, as is so often the Liverpool’s Attacking triumvirate responsible: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and, above all, Roberto Firmino. In the 16. Minute, the Brazilians ran to win the ball by Mane on Arsenal’s Central defence, which seemed to be completely overwhelmed. A hook to the right, Mustafi went down to the ground, a hook to the left, and Sokratis knelt. In Basketball, they say “ankle breaker”. With the left Firmino put the Ball straightforward in the goal. It is the goal for a 2:1. Liverpool had turned the game after going behind early.
result: The Arsenal FC remained’t stand a chance against the English League leaders. At the end of 5:1 (4:1) as it is for Liverpool. Click here for the message.
quote of the game: “I don’t think we’ve seen the Best of us,” said Jürgen Klopp in the run-up to the encounter. They have had very good moments, but overall they were not as spectacular as it was last season, sometimes the case. Four goals in the first half against a supposed Top Team allow a little air to the top – abmildernd must be said, however, that Arsenal put on an underground idea, which can not be a benchmark for the title fight in the Premier League.
First half: The encounter began with a lot of momentum. In the 11. Minute played Alex Iwobi free pass as of the double with Arsenal captain Aaron Ramsey on the left wing. His flat in the gift Ainsley Maitland-Niles reached at the far post, the substitute for the 1:0 lead for the Gunners. But just three minutes later, Firmino launched an attack, the Salah first verstolperte. Shkodran Mustafi and Stephan Lichtsteiner were not able to clear the Ball, however, but stümperten him to Firmino, who scored the equaliser. Exactly 90 seconds later, the Brazilian put a (see above). But that’s not enough: In the 32. Minute, Andrew Robertson played a high diagonal ball to Salah, who put the Ball right in the middle of the knockout rose unchallenged to a 3:1 Arsenal defence watched again just in awe. Just before the break the referee decided on a penalty for Liverpool. Salah had been penetrated from the right wing into the box and Sokratis fouled. Particularly worth seeing is the groundwork of the goalkeeper Alisson, transported with a sharp discount from the Hand of the Ball with under cut to Salah.
penalty for Liverpool. The audience calls for Alisson. #LIVARS
— Hendrik book heister (@h_buchheister) 29. December 2018,
Second half: The first scoring chance of the second half went to Arsenal. Aaron Ramsey’s shot from half left blocked Alisson. The rebound carried Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from a Meter above the box and was lucky that the Referees decided on Offside. Up to 64. Minute happened little. Then Dejan Lovren went to a flank in the battle with Sead Kolasinac to the ground. The Bosnians had taken the Arm to help. That does not happen often in the Premier League, Dejan Lovren is just-as-squeamish – as it would have had to not fall, with a penalty, there was still. Firmino turned sure.
player of the game: “Bobby” Firmino as the Liverpool Fans have been baptized. The Brazilian attacker turned the game with his two goals in the initial phase of quasi-single-handedly and later, the third goal of his first hat-Trick in the Premier League. With his goal to 1:1, he looked non-time – No-Look-the gates are his trademark. The English audience, this makes for a mixed reaction, some accuse him of arrogance. Whether the Pose has to be, is quite debatable.
A masterful balance sheet? Jürgen Klopp’s team with six points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur on the table top. The first half of the season, the Team remained undefeated – from 19 games, they won 16. Tracker Tottenham had earlier to the day, a 1:3 against Wolverhampton Wanderers suffered. The opportunity of the standings on nine points to expand, and took advantage of Liverpool mercilessly.
With Özil would have happened also: with Arsenal FC’s first season under coach Unai Emery is better than in past seasons – however, the Gunners are far more the top of the table as the fifth place suggests. One of the most striking Changes under Emery, the frequent waiver of Mesut Özil – the Ex-national player is riding in this season only six games over the full length. Against Liverpool, Ozil has not been nominated because of knee problems. On the desolate defensive performance its use would have changed, but probably nothing.
6 – Roberto Firmino’s hat trick is the sixth to have been scored in fixtures between Arsenal and Liverpool in the Premier League – the most hat-tricks in a single fixture in @Premier League history. Trebles. #LIVARS pic.twitter.com/ATirRHbceu
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 29. December 2018,
statistic(s) of the game: Salah’s family penalty, the 154. Gate, the is the like between Arsenal and Liverpool. This makes the pairing to torreich most in the history of the Premier League. In addition, Firminos was the third hit the sixth hat-Trick that was scored in the duel, also a record in the English house of lords.
FC Liverpool – FC Arsenal 5:1 (4:1)
0:1 Maitland-Niles (11.)
1:1 Firmino (14.)
2:1 Firmino (16.)
3:1 Mané (32.)
4:1 Salah (foul penalty, 45.+2)
5:1 Firmino (foul penalty, 65.)
Liverpool: Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson (83. Clyne) – Wijnaldum (78. Lallana), Fabinho – Shaqiri, Firmino, Mané (62. Henderson) – Salah
Arsenal: Leno – light Steiner, Mustafi (46. Koscielny), Sokratis, Kolasinac (80. Guendouzi) – Torreira, Xhaka – Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Iwobi – Aubameyang (71. Lacazette)
referee: Michael Oliver
Yellow cards: Robertson / Xhaka