Liverpool brush aside Arsenal to boost top-four hopes

Diogo Jota scores for Liverpool against Arsenal
Diogo Jota scored just three minutes after replacing Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson

Portugal forward Diogo Jota came off the bench to score twice as Liverpool claimed a third successive away win with a comfortable victory against lacklustre Arsenal.

Liverpool hemmed the Gunners into their own half for much of the game but had to wait until after the hour mark to break the deadlock.

Trent Alexander-Arnold whipped in a deep cross for Jota to power a header past Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno just three minutes after he had replaced left-back Andy Robertson.

Four minutes later, Mohamed Salah got in behind Gabriel before rolling the ball between Leno’s legs.

Jota, who scored three times in two games during the international break, made sure of victory by sweeping in his 14th club goal of the season.

More to follow.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Leno
  • 21Chambers
  • 16Holding
  • 6GabrielBooked at 90mins
  • 3TierneySubstituted forCédric Soaresat 45+1′minutes
  • 18Partey
  • 8CeballosSubstituted forElnenyat 58′minutes
  • 19Pépé
  • 11Ødegaard
  • 14AubameyangSubstituted forMartinelliat 77′minutes
  • 9Lacazette


  • 2Bellerín
  • 12Willian
  • 17Cédric Soares
  • 22Marí
  • 24Nelson
  • 25Elneny
  • 30Nketiah
  • 33Ryan
  • 35Martinelli


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 47Phillips
  • 19KabakSubstituted forR Williamsat 84′minutes
  • 26RobertsonSubstituted forJotaat 61′minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 3Fabinho
  • 7Milner
  • 11Salah
  • 9FirminoSubstituted forWijnaldumat 78′minutes
  • 10Mané


  • 5Wijnaldum
  • 8Keita
  • 13Adrián
  • 15Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 17Jones
  • 20Jota
  • 21Tsimikas
  • 23Shaqiri
  • 46R Williams

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