Liverpool thrash Arsenal 5-1, go 9 points clear

Liverpool have opened a nine-point gap at the top of the Premier League table, following a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Arsenal on Saturday evening.

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The Gunners took the lead in the 11th minute, after Ainsley Maitland-Niles converted Alex Iwobi’s cross.

Arsenal’s goal sparked the hosts into life, as they took the lead within five minutes, through a Roberto Firmino brace.

Sadio Mane connected with Mohammed Salah’s touch-down to make it 3-1, before Salah converted from the spot in added time of the first half.

Firmino rounded off scoring in the 65th minute from the penalty spot.

Whatever happens at Anfield this evening, Liverpool will end 2018 on top of the Premier League but the Red

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