A Liverpool dominated inside the opening 20 minutes and scoring 4 goals which effectively put the game beyond Arsene Wenger’s side. Martin Skrtel scored twice in the opening 10 minutes to put Liverpool in front and further strikes from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge gave the Red Men an unassailable 4-0 lead before half-time which left Arsenals hopes of seeing 3 points fade.
Liverpool produced one of the performances of the season with a 5-1 drilling win over Arsenal at Anfield.
The impressive Coutinho almost created a sixth goal for Liverpool on 67 minutes when he wriggled past a couple of Arsenal challenges and picked out Henderson’s run with a sublime pass, only for the midfielder to chip his effort wide of the target. Arsenal won a penalty on 68 minutes when Gerrard brought down Oxlade-Chamberlain inside the box and Arteta stepped up to covert with the ease. Arteta went close to scoring a second for Arsenal five minutes later when he drilled in a fierce free-kick which Mignolet did well to push away, but this was Liverpool’s day.