Liverpool consolidated their position at the top of the Premier League table as they beat rivals Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday evening.
The first-half was pretty much one-way traffic as Liverpool dominated the game, but were unable to convert that domination into a lead. While Arsenal did threaten on the counter on a couple of occasions, it was the home team that went in front when Joel Matip rose the highest to nod home a dangerous corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 41st minute.
Four minutes into the second-half, Liverpool doubled their lead with Mohamed Salah dispatching a penalty after having been fouled inside the box by Arsenal’s summer recruit David Luiz. Almost ten minutes later, the Egyptian attacker doubled his tally on the day with a fine finish after beating Luiz with great ease.
Substitute Lucas Torreira pulled one back for Arsenal in the 85th minute but it was nothing more than a consolation as Liverpool made it three wins in three games to increase their lead at the top of the table.
Here’s how the Liverpool supporters reacted to the victory against Unai Emery’s men.
— gian (@lukelfc88) August 24, 2019
🎵 Liverpool, top of the league, Liverpool Liverpool top of the league!🎵
Pleasure to watch…. + The mancs lost as well, happy days 😂
— FINCH (@LordFinchy1) August 24, 2019
TOP OF THE LEAGUE
— 👑 (@SalahsStatue) August 24, 2019
— SosoSFM #6 🇲🇦🇧🇪 (@SosoSFM) August 24, 2019
What a time to be alive, UP THE REDS 🔴
— Peter Williams (@p_williams_0151) August 24, 2019
United lose. Liverpool win
What a week 🙌🏻
— JL (@TrentAssists) August 24, 2019
We are so lucky to have this manager and team ❤️
— Sadiolfc (@Mane_12_1) August 24, 2019
Thank you Liverpool for this wonderful performance best birthday present ever
— The Goat 🐐 (@slimyyyyi) August 24, 2019
Mo Salah stole the show with a brilliant display, capping it off with two very well-taken goals. And the Reds’ supporters waxed lyrical about the Egyptian superstar on social media.
BEST IN THE LEAGUE 🔥🔴 pic.twitter.com/kx6QPChkSp
— RF9 🇧🇷 (@PrimeFirmino) August 24, 2019
announce Salah golden boot
— Nick (@Nick_Davies1989) August 24, 2019
Mo salah king
— Rene Yarmolenko (@Mbang_YNWA) August 24, 2019
News reported that Man United is trying to hire Salah to help their players to learn the right way to take penalty
— Panomyong (@jie_jeremy) August 24, 2019
IT’S MOHAMED SALAH’S LEAGUE AND WE’RE ALL JUST ADORING IT.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) August 24, 2019
Don’t you ever and I mean Eevvvvveerrrr tel me that this guy isn’t world class😎
— FantasticFirmino9 (@MPBFirmino9) August 24, 2019
Mohamed Salah performance vs Arsenal:
2 Shots on target
72% Passing accuracy
1 Key Passes
1/1 Aerial Duels
4 Possession won (2 final third)
1 Penalty won
— Samuel (@SamueILFC) August 24, 2019
Salah has stepped up some levels this season ⭐️
— Farouq (@sphinx_09) August 24, 2019
So glad Salah scores that brace tho. There was a point last season where the narrative was he doesn’t step up against the top 6… that second goal was world class
— Bubbles (@bubbIxs) August 24, 2019