It seemed like such a long time ago that people were discussing Liverpool being in the top four at the end of the EPL season. That was before a Liverpool legend went crazy, their best defender got himself suspended and their best goalscorer got a hip injury. Yeah, this is a very different Liverpool and this Liverpool team is brutal to watch.
Arsenal has exploited just about everything Liverpool has done this half. They dominated the first 10 minutes but to Liverpool’s credit, they held strong and even got a couple great chances. Alas, the dam broke in the 37th minute. Alberto Moreno gave Hector Bellerin way too much room and Bellerin left Moreno flat footed and curled in this terrific goal to open the scoring.
Arsenal’s second goal would only take a couple more minutes. Mesut Ozil noticed the lack of a man on the back post and had the room he needed to make it 2-0.
Then, right before halftime, Alexis Sanchez just ripped anyone’s belief that this was going to be a close game. He ripped this shot from deep and put it 3-0. There was just nothing Liverpool could do to keep that out.
So it’s 3-0 to Arsenal as they’re getting out of halftime to start the second half. Yes, we have seen Liverpool come back from 3-0 deficits before. With this team, yeah that’s not happening.