Liverpool hit the Premier

The Emirates Stadium experienced one of those nights that decide championships. And that’s how Mikel Arteta understood it, putting Jürgen Klopp in trouble, who at times saw victory escape with Gabriel Martinelli’s internships. But Arsenal forgave and ended up paying for it in the second half with two flashes from Diego Jota and Roberto Firmino that put Liverpool one point behind Manchester City, in the absence of nine days that will serve to decide the Premier League.

Liverpool went out for the Premier in yellow, tempting bad luck, and with Salah on the bench. The Egyptian striker was dragging discomfort and Klopp did not risk: Sadio Mané, Luis Díaz and Diego Jota were the trident of his attack, which came out like a cyclone. Arsenal players had not tied their laces and already had a corner against. Van Dijk headed in the Gunner defense and nearly opened the scoring after two minutes of play, but Ramsdale denied him with a remarkable lunge.

From there, Liverpool tried to move the ball, but it didn’t last long. Arsenal opened up on the wings, taking advantage of the freshness of Martinelli and Saka who made the red team smaller. Circumstance that Arteta’s team took advantage of to gain control, with Thomas setting the pace of the match, which made Klopp extremely uncomfortable, who looked desperate on the wing, as it had been a long time since he had been seen. But luckily for the German coach, the Gunners didn’t convert their chances before the end of the first half, with Shaka’s shot from long range being the only worthwhile approach from him.

Arsenal went for more around the locker room. Martinelli, who had been praised by Klopp himself in the previous one, asked for the ball, invented the space and got rid of Alexander-Arnold’s mark very easily, but his low delivery to the area did not find a partner and was repelled by the net defense, which would grant a great opportunity to Odegaard. The Norwegian found himself face to face with Alisson and forgave the goal with a shot at the doll.

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That was taken advantage of by Klopp’s team, who just when he had ordered Salah and Firmino prepared to enter, saw how Diego Jota, unprecedented until that moment, scored Liverpool’s first goal in the 53rd minute. Before being substituted, the Portuguese striker beat Ramsdale at the near post, poorly covered by the British goalkeeper. A lamp in its season, almost pristine.

The conceded goal demoralized Arteta’s men, who took out a shot from Salah as best they could, but could not contain Firmino. The Brazilian took advantage of one of the inner corridors of Arsenal’s defense to sneak into their small area and receive a deadly pass to which he responded with a very subtle hit that made it 0-2 to Liverpool after the first hour of the match. Ten minutes of fury were enough for Klopp’s team, who did not forgive, as Arteta’s men did, despite his brave proposal.

Changes

Roberto Firmino (55′, Diogo Jota), Incorrect (55′, Luis Diaz), Emile Smith Rowe (66′, Odegaard), Nicholas Pepe (73′, Bukayo Saka), Eddie Nketiah (79′, Lacazette), curtis jones (89′, Thiago)

goals

0-1, 53′: Diogo Jota0-2, 61′: Roberto Firmino

cards

Referee: Andre Marriner
VAR Referee: John Brooks
Roberto Firmino (62′, Yellow