This match is an interesting one. The teams are battling for third place‚ with Liverpool looking to take a point off Man City. While the Gunners are a resurgent side‚ they have not lost since Jan. 1. However‚ Liverpool were a different proposition after the break. They were far more likely to step up and make the game their own. Both sides have impressive records against each other. Against Arsenal‚ Jota has scored six goals in his last five appearances‚ while Jamie Vardy has six goals against the Gunners. It's important to remember that Liverpool have only won one of their previous 19 games. It wasn't their first meeting in the Premier League this season‚ but they have a hefty squad. It was disappointing for Arsenal to lose to quality opposition‚ but Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino fired the hosts into the lead in the 54th minute. After the break‚ Arsenal's Martin Odegaard missed a great chance to put the Gunners ahead. But Alisson Becker saved his shot. At the other end‚ Robertson drove to the byline and his low cross picked out Firmino for the second goal. Now‚ Liverpool are just a point behind Manchester City in the Premier League table.
If Liverpool win all nine of their remaining fixtures‚ they will win the league. After the match‚ the two teams remained in fourth place. But the Reds have one game in hand on Manchester United. They are still a point behind Tottenham and Manchester City and a point behind Man Utd. This result means that Liverpool can take a big step towards the top four. And now‚ they can't lose this title. They will face Manchester City on April 10‚ which will be a tough test for the Reds.
“If it’s not the best team, then it’s certainly the best squad.” Robbie Fowler argues this is the best squad in Liverpool history and perhaps its best team. Quite a claim, but subs and 2nd halves like tonight will convince a few it’s valid. https://t.co/QfESrnCEd5 — Michael Walker (@mwalker2771) March 16, 2022
What a flick by Firmino for the goal!
Liverpool score their second goal in eight minutes to take a 2-0 lead.
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