Liverpool's Roberto Firmino (right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team-mate Sadio Mane during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images)

“What a team”, “December went pleasingly well” – Liverpool fans react to 5-1 mauling of Arsenal

Liverpool were majestic in their 5-1 demolition of Arsenal on Saturday night, as the Reds went nine points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal

Premier League, Anfield
December 29, 2018

Goals: Firmino 14′, 16′, pen 65′, Mane 32′, Salah pen 45′; Maitland-Niles 11′

This unbelievable Liverpool team never cease to amaze.

They were mesmerising at times in a relentless encounter at Anfield, blitzing their opponents after coming from a goal down early on.

Roberto Firmino‘s brace swiftly put Jurgen Klopp‘s side back in control—Ainsley Maitland-Niles scored the visitors’ opener—with his second a weaving beauty that sent the home crowd wild.

Sadio Mane added a third and Mohamed Salah fired home a penalty before half-time and Firmino completed his first-ever Reds hat-trick from the spot.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the result on social media and our forums, as Liverpool heaped the pressure on Man City.


After both sides traded goals, Firmino’s majestic second of the evening was lauded…

“Bobby what a beautiful goal.”

Reds on the forums.


Fans were joyous at half-time, although some didn’t think the performance had been perfect…

“I’ve tried my best not to get carried away but I’m swinging from the lampshade now!”

Laurence Drewett on Facebook.

“Don’t know what to say. My gut sank for about 2 minutes and it was pure pleasure thereafter. The mental strength of this team is what pleases me”

won it at-a-turk stadium on the forums.


Firmino earned adoration for completing his hat-trick, as Liverpool won yet another penalty…

“No penalties at Anfield for two years, then this happens!”

bazza66 on the forums.


Gini Wijnaldum’s star display deservedly received plenty of focus…

“What a lovely display today by wijnaldum. Untouchable. Dutch scouse. Full energy.”

indianscouser on the forums.

“Fantastic performance from Gini.”

big noyd on the forums.


Assessments were given after the final whistle, on yet another unforgettable night…

“Incredible. We’re just getting better and better with every game.”

Paul Hemnell on Facebook.

“Well, December went pleasingly well, didn’t it?”

RodM on the forums.

More from This Is Anfield

Fan Comments