Liverpool stormed to a 5-1 victory against a defensively inept Arsenal today to strengthen their hold on top spot in the Premier League title race.
It was a superb performance from Jurgen Klopp's outfit with Roberto Firmino starring. The Brazilian striker scored a hat-trick, with two goals coming in the first half to add to a Sadio Mane and Mo Salah effort.
Firmino only completed his hat-trick thanks to a second-half penalty, something Jurgen Klopp cited in his post-match comments.
"When Mo gave Bobby the penalty I was close to crying. We all know how much Mo wants to score goals but he gave it to Bobby."
It all proved too much for former Arsenal striker Ian Wright, who loudly bemoaned the result on Optus Sport.
"WHY DID WE HAVE TO UPSET THEM!"
Wright was also severely critical of one Arsenal defender in particular: "You know something? If this was a crime scene Lichtsteiner’s fingerprints are all over everything that goes wrong for Arsenal at the minute."
Two very different sets of emotions for those attached to each club. The result means at the close of 2018, Liverpool are nine points clear of any of their competitors while Arsenal remain two points off the top four.