Liverpool 5 Arsenal 1
Liverpool faced Arsenal on Saturday as they looked to extend their lead at the top of the table.
Tottenham had lost 3-1 vs Wolves earlier in the day. So, Liverpool knew that a win vs Arsenal would give them a nine-point lead at the top of the table.
Arsenal, on the other hand, needed to win to keep the pressure on the top four.
Things would not get off to a great start for Liverpool as Ainsley Maitland-Niles put Arsenal 1-0 inside 11 minutes.
However, Roberto Firmino would draw Liverpool level just three minutes later.
The Brazilian would be on target once again in the 16th minute to make it 2-1.
Sadio Mane would then pile on Arsenal’s misery as he made it 3-1 in the 32nd minute.
Mohamed Salah would then make it 4-1 from the penalty spot just before the break.
The second half would be much quieter with just the one goal as Roberto Firmino completed his hattrick.
Mo Salah’s brilliant gesture vs Arsenal
Liverpool are now unbeaten in 20 league games this season and look like serious title contenders.
After the game, Klopp also spoke about Mohamed Salah and how he almost brought him to tears.
After scoring twice in the first-half Roberto Firmino was on a hattrick.
So, when Liverpool won their second penalty of the game, Salah, Liverpool’s designated penalty taker vs Arsenal, allowed Firmino to take it in order to secure his third of the game.
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Speaking about Salah and his kindness, Klopp had this to say:
“Mo Salah gave the penalty to Bobby [Firmino] and I almost cried because we all know how much Mo wants to score goals. It was really nice.
“Christmas is over but not between the boys!”