Attack back to best and a balanced defence – 5 talking points from Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal

 4 March 2017

Liverpool returned to winning ways against top four opposition and put in a display which gives hope for the rest of the season.

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal

Premier League, Anfield
March 4, 2017

Goals: Firmino 9′, Mane 40′, Wijnaldum 90+1; Welback 57′

Klopp’s Liverpool find their pulse

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 4, 2017: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino Celebrates scoring the first goal against Arsenal during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
There was a zip about Liverpool’s play against Arsenal which has rarely been seen in 2017, even in their two victories.

The energy was pulsing through the side as they dominated the game in the first half, both in terms of possession and on the defensive side of things.

Adam Lallana was so frantic in that first period, working hard and closing down every opposition player within sight, that it was a wonder he was able to come out for the second.

Philippe Coutinho was back to his magical best, controlling the game in the attacking third and causing several Arsenal players problems throughout the game.

Roberto Firmino was back on the scoresheet, and also displaying his own array of tricks, while Georginio Wijnaldum continued to prove that he’s one of the club’s most astute signings in recent years.

It was a game in which Sadio Mane terrorised Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal, and just behind him Nathaniel Clyne put in a performance which may finally see him awarded an 8/10 in the player ratings.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side had been playing their football on mute in recent weeks, but this was a return to full-on heavy metal football.

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