Liverpool continued their bright start to the 2017/18 season with a huge 4-0 victory over Arsenal in the third league game of the season.
Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal
Premier League, Anfield
August 27, 2017
Goals: Firmino 16″, Mane 40″, Salah 57″, Sturridge 74″
Liverpool continued their unbeaten start to the 2017/18 campaign with a huge 4-0 victory over Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.
Pre-match, the biggest surprise was Simon Mignolet‘s absence from the squad, as Loris Karius made his first start since December 2016 and Danny Ward was handed a place on the substitutes bench.
Joe Gomez turned provider for Liverpool’s opener as he set up Roberto Firmino following a dominant start from the hosts.
Sadio Mane doubled the Reds’ lead shortly before half-time to round of a terrific first-half performance from the hosts.
Liverpool started off the second-half with a 2-0 lead but they extended it shortly afterwards when Mo Salah stole possession to create a one-on-one situation and duly dispatched the Reds’ third.
There were further opportunities to score but Liverpool eventually saw out an impressive 4-0 victory.
Here are all the reactions from supporters throughout the game.
There were a few surprises in the starting line-up
LFC bombshell!mignolet dropped from the squad?????the timing seems to be a bit mad.
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) August 27, 2017
Two strong-looking starting lineups for both sides, but a shame to see no TAA. Surprised Lacazette and Kolasinac aren't starting, though.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) August 27, 2017
“Can’t understand dropping Trent and Mignolet. Both have been solid so far.” – Jamie Grogan on Facebook.
Migs not even on the bench. That's not rotation then. That's a whole new level of dropping
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) August 27, 2017
“A keeper who only shows improvement when benched is no long-term solution for Liverpool. Karius gets his second chance! The lad is no bench warmer. Justified.” – The_Red_Army on the forums.
Emre Can produced a sensational cross which almost led to Liverpool’s opener…
Still cant believe … Salah missed that.. what a delightful ball that was from Can !! #LFC #LIVARS
— LFC for Life ?????? (@roy_aniket) August 27, 2017
Emre Can is unbelievable! #LFC @LFC
— Ross Dalrymple (@rossdalrymple) August 27, 2017
“Can, what a pass” – RobLFC on the forums.
Emre Can hitting a new level this season so far ?? #LFC #EmreCan
— Darren Gahan (@dargahan) August 27, 2017
But it was Gomez who turned provider 10 minutes later as Roberto Firmino headed in from five yards…
Firminoooooooooooo. Score classy goals even classier celebrations #LFC
— Umer Malik (@umer_akhlaq95) August 27, 2017
Roberto Firmino's done very well for #LFC since we signed him, work rate, goals, pace everything really! Loves scoring against Arsenal 4in4!
— Rob Smith (@mrrsmithuk) August 27, 2017
Nice cross from Gomez that. Good work down the right and then crosses onto Firmino's head with his weaker foot.
— James Nalton (@JDNalton) August 27, 2017
And at half-time, Liverpool fans were delighted with the team’s performance…
Sadio Mane doing what Sadio Mane does. Arsenal doing what Arsenal do.
— Rob Jones (@RobJonesSport) August 27, 2017
Our midfield has been superb. Midfield axis of Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum.
— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) August 27, 2017
“We are just sensational. The Mane man! Henderson’s best game? Wijnaldum, wow!” – Akie174 on the forums.
We have some frightening players in attacking play
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) August 27, 2017
And when Salah extended the Reds’ lead, there were celebrations…
Salah made the sprint reached the goal and scored while bellerin still searching for the ball ???#lfc #liverpoolvsarsenal
— Ahmed (@fekriano) August 27, 2017
I love how Salah has been buzzing round the entire game like a mad little wasp #LFC
— David (@Daywales) August 27, 2017
Sturridge’s goal topped things off…
Happy for Sturridge ??
— Tracey Morait Author (@tmoraitauthor) August 27, 2017
WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL GOAL!!!
— AnfieldIndex (@AnfieldIndex) August 27, 2017
That might just be my favourite goal of the game. Delighted to see Daniel Sturridge get on the score-sheet! His 99th club goal?
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) August 27, 2017
And fans were ecstatic at full-time as Liverpool won 4-0
Can we play Arsenal every week?
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) August 27, 2017
Can't fault anyone really good performance. #lfc
— JFT96 Jeff Iceton (@ICEKOP) August 27, 2017
“Liverpool have been absolutely brilliant, no question. The pace, the power, the movement.” – Umer Saleem on Facebook.
The definition of domination that game! We made Arsenal look like fools
— Tom (@TomBrownrigg200) August 27, 2017
“Just imagine when we get Coutinho back into this team. Wow! We can’t let him go.” – Dubai Reds on the forums.
Salah outstanding, man of the match today #LFC
— Tom Dearlove (@dearlove_T) August 27, 2017
“Amazing display. This is the real Liverpool. Wonderful first-half. Mane was brilliant and Salah as well. Our attack is the best in the Premier League.” – Kenneth Martinez on Facebook.
FT 4-0 An emphatic & dominant thrashing of Arsenal. Emre, Mane, Gini & Salah superb. Scoreline flattered the visitors. RAMPANT REDS #LFC
— Liverpool Australia – The L Files (@LFC_Australia) August 27, 2017
“Our best performances seem to come against Arsenal. We are simply irresistible right now!” – Steinhaus on the forums.
Class performance from the boys in red. Can, Firmino, Salah, Mane, Hendo the whole squad were class. 4-0 winners #LFC #YNWA #LIVARS
— Alex Wilson (@alexw8297) August 27, 2017
“Can was superb. I’ve always been a fan of his. Has he convinced the doubters yet?” – John B on the forums.
Wow, what a win for reds!! Mane, Salah and Firmino different class? #YNWA #lfc #LIVARS
— V-M (@vartio) August 27, 2017
Can't see Coutinho getting a game in this team.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 27, 2017
Top top top performance today! Absolute brilliant! Arsenal with no shots on target! Emre Can immense! Happy for Karius keeping clean sheet
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) August 27, 2017
A complete performance, on and off the pitch. Thank you for the volume levels today. Anfield felt like an absolute fortress… pic.twitter.com/ULlDpI9HfH
— Peter Moore (@PeterMooreLFC) August 27, 2017
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