Five things we loved in Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino

Manchester City could cut Liverpool´s lead to seven points when they look to stop a recent slump at Southampton on Sunday, but ahead of their trip to the Etihad on January 3, Jurgen Klopp´s men now look well on course to deliver a first league title since 1989/90.

Some Arsenal fans have savaged Stephan Lichtsteiner following his disastrous performance during the 5-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening.

"But in the second half we started to feel maybe the game was over, and when you feel the game is over you start to play the way you play, start to decide the wrong way, start to play too many long balls and then was hard to recover the balls".

Liverpool have extended their unbeaten record in the English Premier League after humiliating Arsenal 5-1 at Anfiled.

The ex-Borussia Dortmund coach was pleased with his side's reaction when they went a goal down to Arsenal after 11 minutes but he was particularly satisfied with Mohamed Salah's decision to give a second-half penalty opportunity to Roberto Firmino.

The form of Lucas Torreira had me anxious in that respect but Liverpool's no.5, Gini Wijnaldum, absolutely bossed the Uruguayan all night. It's going to take the effort of all of them for them to end up winning this.

The Arsenal goal served only to make the eleven players on the pitch, the manager and the Anfield crowd angry and the Reds' launched surge after surge of attacks at their visitors defence, battering the door down and looking as if they could find the net every time they came forward. It's not important how many points you are ahead in December. if we drop three points the next headline will be: "'Are they nervous?'" the German told reporters.

'We know we can not talk about the title, we know we are 11 points from Liverpool. "So far the gesture of the season".

"The two last goals, two penalties, I think it's a lot for us".

You have to look at Liverpool now and it's nearly theirs to lose.

Salah hands the ball off to Firmino.

Liverpool is blowing away teams, with this ninth straight win coming three days after a 4-0 victory over Newcastle.

Liverpool now travel to Manchester City in a blockbuster clash on Thursday night.

"For sure Tottenham´s result people out there reacted, but not inside the dressing room where they were completely concentrated on the match and not allowed to have that influence on our game", said Klopp.

That is the making of Champions, never mind any of the other factors, to be able to consistently take advantage of the moments when your rivals slip is the one thing that wins you titles.

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