Premier League: Liverpool smash these records versus Arsenal
Liverpool beat an in-form Arsenal 2-0 to keep pressure on Manchester City as the race for the Premier League 2021-22 title heats up. The Reds have reduced the gap to a solitary point as they aim to overtake champions City. After a goalless first half, the likes of Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino scored for Liverpool. Here are the records Liverpool scripted.
Arsenal have now lost 25 PL games against Liverpool. This is their joint-highest tally of defeats versus a single side in the competition's history (level with Manchester United). Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has secured 10 wins in 18 games versus Arsenal. He is the second Liverpool manager to win 10+ games against Arsenal in all competitions after Bill Shankly (11 wins in 28 games).
- Liverpool are on a rampant mode at the moment and are finding ways to get the job done.
- Arsenal did well in holding the Reds up until half-time but the visitors scored twice in quick succession to claim all three points.
- Credit goes to Jurgen Klopp's side for getting the work done and getting closer to City, whom they trail by a single point.
Andrew Robertson provided an assist for Firmino for Liverpool's second goal. Trent Alexander-Arnold (11), Mohamed Salah (10), and Robertson (10) have all made 10+ assists in the Premier League this season. As per Opta, this is the first time a team has had three players to achieve this feat since 2019-20, when the same three managed the same for Liverpool.
As per Opta, despite not scoring in this fixture since 2018, Liverpool forward Firmino has now scored nine goals against Arsenal in all competitions. This is more than versus any other opponent since joining Liverpool. Firmino netted his 71st goal for Liverpool in the PL (227 matches). Meanwhile, Jota has raced to 38 Premier League goals. He has 13 goals this season.
As per Squawka Football, Trent Alexander-Arnold has now created more chances than any other player in the Premier League this season, overtaking Manchester United mid-fielder Bruno Fernandes. Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker has matched Ederson's tally of most clean sheets this season (16). The Reds have now won nine games in succession in the Premier League. Liverpool have won three consecutive away games against Arsenal.