The devastating defeat of Liverpool was a boost to champions Manchester City, who will travel to Brentford on Monday. City are five points behind Liverpool but have two games in hand. If they win both, they will go top of the table.
Arsenal’s crucial 3-1 win over Liverpool was inspired by Gabriel Martinelli, who scored after Liverpool’s goalkeeper Alisson Becker made a mistake. The win moved Arsenal into second place, two points behind Liverpool after 23 games each. Liverpool’s defeat was also a boost to champions Manchester City.
The recent win over Liverpool was crucial for Arsenal after losing to them in the FA Cup third round and drawing in the Premier League in previous encounters. Arsenal showed the cutting edge required of champions in the recent game and are now in contention for the title. The game saw early goals from Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Magalhaes for Arsenal, with Liverpool equalizing late in the first half.
However, Arsenal clinched the victory with a third goal in stoppage time, securing a vital win. Liverpool failed to establish any rhythm in the final third, and Arsenal took advantage of defensive mistakes to secure their victory. Klopp’s men failed to clear the ball, allowing Martinelli to score his second and Arsenal’s third goal, further extending their lead.
The game also saw Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate being sent off in the closing stages, adding to their troubles. The win for Arsenal has put them in a strong position in the title race, while Liverpool will need to regroup after this defeat.