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28 August 2017

Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal: Reds thump hapless Gunners at Anfield

Liverpool put in a scintillating display to thrash a woeful Arsenal at Anfield.

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Joe Gomez crossed for Roberto Firmino to head home and the scorer set up Sadio Mane, who cut in from the left and curled home their second goal.

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Mohamed Salah scored a third after dispossessing Hector Bellerin 70 yards from goal before sprinting half of the pitch unmarked to slot home.

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Salah then crossed for substitute Daniel Sturridge to head a fourth.

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Both managers made surprise team selections – Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez started for the first time this season, with record signing Alexandre Lacazette dropped to the bench.

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The Gunners, who played a three-man central defence, were cut open at will and could have lost by more.

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rested goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, with Loris Karius making his first appearance since January.

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The German almost played himself into trouble on several occasions but did not have a single save to make.

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Source: BBC Sport

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