24/05/2022

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The Sport Effect

PLAYER RATINGS: Diogo Jota was a menace and scored a superb goal but Nuno Tavares had a nightmare

Imperious Liverpool prolonged their Leading League household successful streak from Arsenal to six on Saturday with an easy four- victory that lifted them to next in the table.

Sadio Mane achieved a fantastic absolutely free kick from Trent Alexander-Arnold in the thirty ninth moment to plant a header throughout Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for Liverpool’s opening objective.

Ramsdale generated a string of spectacular saves to keep Jurgen Klopp’s silky strikers at bay. But he could do nothing to quit Diogo Jota skipping earlier him in the 52nd moment immediately after a dreadful misplaced go from Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares.

Inevitably, Mohamed Salah got in on the act with a shut-assortment volley from a Mane cross in the 73rd moment, before Takumi Minamino came off the bench to convert in a cross from Alexander-Arnold with his very first contact in the 77th.

Sportsmail’s Ian Whittell rated the players.

Liverpool (four-3-3

Alisson 7

Minimal to be concerned about in the very first 50 %, aside from a extended-assortment Lokonga shot, and saved properly with his legs from Aubameyang in the next.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 7

Was only denied a objective by a brilliant Ramsdale idea about but his shipping and delivery for the Mane objective was a matter of wonderful magnificence. Assisted for the fourth.

Joel Matip 6

Ciontinues to type a rock good pairing at the back again with van Dijk and experienced no hassle trying to keep Aubameyang under wraps.

Virgil van Dijk 7

His timing and positional play was faultless and carried his typical menace from established-parts. Yet another of his weekly reminders of how substantially Liverpool missed him very last period.

Konstantinos Tsimikas 6

Doing a really passable impact of Andy Robertson, especially in defence. Lacks the galloping attacking play of the very first preference still left-back again but good deliveries from established-parts.

Thiago Alcantara 7

Wily aged veteran persistently got the better of some Arsenal kids, finding Tomiyasu’s pocket and making a opportunity for himself in the next 50 %.

Fabinho 7

Booked for a foul on Smith Rowe but that was 1 of the couple mistakes he created. Time and time once more cropped up in the suitable place to split up Arsenal possession.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 8

Looked fired up from his aged club and did loads of excellent work, with and without the ball. Clearly fancied a objective and threatened with a pair of pictures.

Mohamed Salah 7

As at any time, buzzed all around and designed constant worry for the Gunners’ defence. One on-focus on effort and hard work was properly saved in the very first 50 % and the suitable place at the suitable time for his objective.

Diogo Jota 9

Looked sharp in and all around the location and certainly confirmed with with his composure for the fantastically-taken next objective. Also experienced a hand in the 3rd.

Sadio Mane 7

Brilliantly taken objective and a pair of other really lively moments but was in inexplicably feisty mood and may possibly have been sent off in the very first 50 %. Fortunate not to her booked for the foul that begun the touchline row.

Substitutes

Takumi Minamino for Jota 75mins – 7

Jordan Henderson for Oxlade-Chamberlain 76mins – 6

Tyler Morton for Thiago 84mins

Substitutes (not applied): Kelleher, Konate, Phillips, Gordon, Beck, Bradley.

Arsenal (four-four-1-1)

Aaron Ramsdale 8

Merely stunning in both equally halves, especially when he tipped about a vicious Alexander-Arnold effort and hard work and Jota blast. No opportunity with the plans.

Takehiro Tomiyasu 5

Good struggle with Mane down Arsenal’s suitable and was fouled by the Liverpool guy in the flashpoint that sparked the touchline row concerning Klopp and Arteta.

Ben White 6

Caught in possession early but lived to tell the tale and the sufferer of a lousy foul by Mane. The select of Arsenal’s defenders.

Gabriel 5

Had no opportunity of tackling Jota for the next objective but experienced appeared unpleasant before that with the front trio’s speed and mobility unsettling him.

Nuno Tavares four

Looked the least snug of the Arsenal defenders on the ball and proved it with his ghastly miscalculation gifting Jota Liverpool’s next.

Bukayo Saka 6

Few of lively early operates had been promising but as Arsenal had been significantly penned in their possess 50 % saw considerably less of the ball.

Thomas Partey 5

Midfielder was basically about-operate by Fabinho and Thiago bossing the motor area. Held operating tough but in a terribly beaten cause.

Albert Sambi Lokonga 6

Pressured Alisson into his only meaningful very first 50 % save with a extended-assortment shot and created some essential defensive contributions. Sacrificed as Arteta chased the match.

Emile Smith Rowe 5

In-type England guy was stored quiet by a mix of excellent defence and his crew not possessing enough possession.

Alexandre Lacazette 5

Saw each individual minor of the ball, while laid on a good opportunity of Aubameyang, and did not search much too impressed when he was introduced off immediately after sixty six minutes.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 6

Only experienced 1 opportunity of notice, immediately after 64 minutes, and may possibly have done far more with only Alisson to conquer. Saw minor of the ball aside from that despite the fact that at least stored battling.

Substitutes

Ainsley Maitland-Niles for Lokonga 53mins – 5

Martin Odegaard for Lacazette 66mins – 5

Mohamed Elneny for Partey 84mind

Substitutes (not applied): Leno, Tierney, Keeping, Soares, Pepe, Martinelli.

Referee: M Oliver