Best of the photos as rampant Reds thrash Arsenal 4-0

27 August 2017
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Liverpool produced a simply stunning display of attacking football to absolutely demolish Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield.


Jurgen Klopp’s confidence-filled Reds hosted the Gunners looking for a third straight home win to cap off a promising start to the season in domestic and European competition.

And producing a magnificent team performance, the Reds romped to a brilliant victory over Arsene Wenger’s side to continue the unbeaten start to the new campaign.

Loris Karius made a shock return to the starting lineup at Simon Mignolet’s expense, enjoying his first start since the Reds’ 2-2 draw with West Ham last December.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 27, 2017: Liverpool's goalkeeper Loris Karius during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds were dominant from the very first whistle and had to wait only 17 minutes to take the lead, when Roberto Firmino headed home an excellent cross from Joe Gomez.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 27, 2017: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scores the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 27, 2017: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah both came to close to making it 2-0, but Sadio Mane eventually did five minutes before half-time, curling a delightful finish into the far corner to cap off a devastating counter-attack.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 27, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the second goal as the supporters on the Spion Kop sing his name during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The excellent Salah notched a stunning goal after the break to give the Reds a three-goal lead, running from inside his own half on a one-man counter-attack before slotting coolly past Petr Cech.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 27, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 27, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Substitute Daniel Sturridge then opened his account for the season by adding a fantastic fourth just three minutes after coming on, when he headed home a pin-point cross from man-of-the-match Salah at the back-post.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 27, 2017: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores the fourth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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After seeing Karius keep a clean sheet on his return to the fold, Klopp reserved a trademark embrace for the incoming ‘keeper, who endured a mixed overall display.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 27, 2017: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and goalkeeper Loris Karius after the 4-0 victory over Arsenal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was a simply breath-taking performance from the Reds, who were in a completely different class to the visitors.

The resounding victory ensured Liverpool reach the first international break of the season unbeaten, with Klopp’s men now not back in action until September 9 against Man City.


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