Relentless Reds record ninth successive win at Arsenal


The Merseysiders are simply one point behind Premier League leaders Manchester City after goals from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino at the Emirates.

Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool: Match Statistics

From chewed nails and torn nerves to beaming smiles and pumping chests, and all in the space of a lots minutes.
Liverpool's unrelenting march goes on. The Premier League title race is now strongly in their hands after they did what Manchester City failed to do earlier this week-- win a tight, tense game in London.

This 2-0 triumph over Arsenal at the Emirates moves the Reds to within a single point of the league leaders, and all roadways now lead to the Etihad Stadium next month.It could be the showdown to end all face-offs.It is nights like this, weeks like this, which can move the momentum decisively.

After City stuttered at Crystal Palace on Monday night, Jurgen Klopp's side knew they needed to take full advantage, and they did.They've won their last 9 league games now, consuming a deficit that stood at 14 points (albeit with games in hand) simply seven weeks earlier.

It was a game which turned sharply in a 12-minute spell after half-time.Liverpool had looked sluggish throughout the opening 45 minutes, and when Thiago Alcantara left a backpass short simply five minutes after break, it looked like they will pay the price for their sloppiness.
However when you have the very best goalkeeper around, you always have a possibility, and Alisson Becker, as he so frequently does, bailed his team out when they needed him.

He stood big to shut down the angle on Alexandre Lacazette and after that, when the ball was fed to Martin Odegaard, spread himself fantastically to turn the Norwegian's effort over the bar.The visitors, unexpectedly, could breathe again.

At that point, the wayward backpass had been Thiago's greatest contribution to proceedings, but he would make a proper one within a few minutes, sliding an ideal ball through for Diogo Jota, whose effective strike captured Aaron Ramsdale out at his near post.The goalkeeper must have done much better, but Jota won't care; he has eight goals in 6 Liverpool appearances against the Gunners, and five in his last three at the Emirates.

The Portuguese international was substituted right away after his goal, as was Luis Diaz, Klopp flaunting the depth of his team by inducing Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, who had gotten rid of an ankle injury to function.Their effect was instant, Firmino's pushing creating a possibility for Salah which was rushed off the line.

Unperturbed, Andy Robertson kept the ball alive against Bukayo Saka on the Liverpool left before crossing low for Firmino, who steered the ball under Ramsdale at the near post.

The celebrations were big, Firmino jumping into the joyous away supporters. A yellow card never ever felt much better.
He understood how big a goal it was; Liverpool know how huge a win this was.
They saw it out with ease, the Emirates half empty by the time the final whistle came.

Arsenal may have been in good form coming into this, and they tried here for the most part, however there's a difference between top four and top class, and Liverpool are the latter.And if they continue like this, they'll have the prizes to reveal for it come May.

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