Roberto Firmino scores hat-trick as Liverpool thrash Arsenal

Roberto Firmino scores hat-trick as Liverpool thrash Arsenal”

Liverpool fans may be getting very excited by the prospect of a first league title success for their club in 29-years, but Klopp was keen to downplay the opportunity his team have given themselves ahead of next Thursday's game against Manchester City at the Eruhad Stadium.

The champions are seven points adrift of Jurgen Klopp's league leaders ahead of the trip to the south coast and with a blockbuster clash between the sides to come next week, but Guardiola underlined the strength of his belief in his squad.

They have scored 21 times in their last six Premier League games and that total could easily be higher. The Brazilian had started the season in relatively quiet form but he was the catalyst for their comeback on Saturday.

When a Liverpool corner broke down the ball went back to Robertson on the halfway line and his 50-yard crossfield pass was squared first-time by Salah, criminally ignored by Lichtsteiner, for Mane to stab home.

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Two minutes later the Brazil global put Liverpool in front - and there was no luck about this one as Firmino slalomed past three Arsenal defenders before slotting the ball past goalkeeper Bernd Leno. Liverpool will arrive at Manchester City with 54 points from 20 games, 48 goals scored and just eight conceded.

Mane made it 3-1 on 32 minutes when Salah cushioned a cross perfectly into the Senegalese's path to side-foot high into the net.

Liverpool outran their opponents by 114.8km to 112.7km and their pressing was ferocious. According to Opta, Liverpool won possession the final third nine times over the course of the 90 minutes - their second-highest total in any game all season.

With Man City on the back of three straight defeats and Spurs having slipped up against Wolves, it seems like nothing can stop Liverpool.

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"The situation is normal for a lot of players but simply I did not like the way he [Jurgen Klopp] has treated me, you can say that".

Liverpool have not gone unbeaten in eight successive league fixtures against the Gunners since February 2000 when they extended that sequence to 12. We have three days to prepare.

It is clear, too, that they will take some stopping. Arsenal may have felt unlucky to have the decision go against them, but it was clumsy from the Greek defender.

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