Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool: Jota & Firmino Superb Goals Send Reds 1 Point Behind Man City

Jurgen Klopp fulfilled on his promise to be a relentless irritant as unstoppable Liverpool closed the gap behind league leaders Manchester City to just one point.

In what is shaping up to be the mother of all title races, the quirky German has promised to frustrate his team’s main rivals all the way to the end. 

Even though Arsenal gave it their all to stop Liverpool’s attack, they were unable to deny the Reds from winning their ninth league title in a row. 

Klopp was overjoyed following goals from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino in the second half, much to the frustration of the Emirates crowd. 

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In the build-up to this match, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta remarked that his club is miles away from the current top two. 

So he should take heart from the fact that for much of this extremely competitive match, there was very little to choose between these two sides. 

But there won’t be much consolation for the stubborn Spaniard, whose team’s own winning streak was interrupted by costly errors from England internationals Aaron Ramsdale and Bukayo Saka. 

Arteta understands that losing to a Liverpool team of this caliber is not a disgrace, but he and his teammates must now guarantee that this loss does not undermine their chances of qualifying for the Champions League. 

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Arsenal are pleased of the fact that they have yet to concede from a corner in the Premier League this season. 

But that record was nearly destroyed after just two minutes when Virgil van Dijk was handed an uncontested header, forcing Aaron Ramsdale to make a diving save.

Against an Arsenal defense prone to the press, there was a rare early sight of goal for a Liverpool squad missing the dynamism of leading scorer Mo Salah. 

The Egyptian winger was still recovering from a foot injury sustained in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Brighton and was only well enough to start the game from the bench. 

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Ben White saved Salah’s goal-bound shot off the line, but when Bukayo Saka failed to clear his lines, Andy Roberton was able to spear the ball into the six-yard box for Firmino to finish from close range.

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