It was the time that Diogo Jota needed to unblock the intense duel between Arsenal and Liverpool, that the reds ended up winning (3-0) at the Londoners’ home, in a game of the 30th round of the Premier League.
The Portuguese striker started the game on the bench – Jurgen Klopp admitted some fatigue due to the games with the National Team – but it was still time to give the title champion precious help at the Emirates Stadium.
At Arsenal, Cédric Soares also started on the bench – he was launched over the break, due to Tierney’s injury. You gunners presented themselves with an offensive eleven, but were unable to disturb the goal of Alisson during the 90 minutes.
In the first half, with the exception of two shots by Fabinho and James Milner, Liverpool also did not bother Leno’s networks, in a duel too stuck in midfield.
But then hurricane Diogo Jota came into action: Klopp launched it in the 61st minute and in the 64th the player trained in Paços de Ferreira unlocked the marker, with another head goal – the fourth in a row, after the three with the National Team.
You reds they gained confidence and did not take long to extend the advantage, with Mo Salah tasting on foot in the 68th minute, after Gabriel had facilitated at home.
Game solved, but Diogo Jota is insatiable and was looking for more: with eight minutes left, Mané was unable to dominate the ball, but right behind him came the Portuguese, beating Leno for the second time in the night and sentencing the result.
With this result, Liverpool rise to the condition of fifth place in the English league (see the classification here) and approaches Chelsea (has two points less), fourth place. Arsenal are ninth with 42 points.
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