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Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal: As it happened

Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal (Firmino 17', Mane 40', Salah 57', Sturridge 78')
Updated: 27 August 2017 22:25 IST - Published: 27 August 2017 22:28 IST
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We head into the international break with Arsenal still on three points following their win on Matchday 1. Two consecutive losses sees them six points behind league leaders Manchester United after just three games. Meanwhile, Liverpool move into the top four - two points behind United. 

That's it from me. Thanks for joining us. Good night (unless you're an Arsenal fan). 
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FULL TIME: LIVERPOOL 4-0 ARSENAL

Goals from Firmino, Mane, Salah and Sturridge ensure Jurgen Klopp's side comfortably pocket all three points. It's a sound thrashing! Wenger  and his team have a lot to introspect. 

The camera focuses on Mesut Ozil who does not know where to look. In the background, Klopp is over the moon, hugging his players. But he, too, has a silent word with Ozil as they walk down the tunnel. 
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92' Header from Cech! No, it's not a last-ditch effort to score, he comes off his line towards the edge of the box to head the ball away before Liverpool have a chance of getting another shot on target. 
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90' The fourth official holds up his board and THREE MINUTES have been added on. 3 minutes for Liverpool to pile on more misery on Arsenal because the Gunners really don't look like scoring now. 
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88' FOUL! Lacazette is tripped on the right by Henderson and they have a free-kick. Can they ensure Liverpool don't keep a clean sheet?

Not yet! Giroud gets on the end of the cross but his header is over the bar. 
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87' Arsenal win a corner, Ozil takes it, Karius punches it clear and Liverpool counter-attack. It's the same old story! 

Luckily for Arsenal, the shot is straight at Cech and he catches the ball. 
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85' Lacazette tries to release Monreal down the left channel but Joel Matip is up to the task, shielding the ball away from him. He stands strong and allows the ball to go out for a goal kick as Monreal desperately tries to hook his leg around the tall centre-back to get a touch. 
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82' SUBSTITUTION: Emre Can is taken off to a standing ovation for an all-round performance. He's put in a shift today and he's replaced by Marko Grujic.
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81' Xhakaaaa... Off target! The Arsenal midfielder lets fly a cannon of a strike from range but it's wide. 

Shots on target: Liverpool - 8, Arsenal - 0!
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81' SUBSTITUTION: Firmino comes off, James Milner comes on - as a midfielder (not a full-back). #LikeANewSigning 
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80' It's getting ridiculous now. Even Emre Can is trying to dribble through the defence now. He goes down in the box but the referee asks him to get up after Koscielny blocked him fair and square. 
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78' Salah receives the ball out on the left and he crosses the ball to the far post where Daniel Sturridge arrives and heads it home. Cech was charging out to Salah, stranded, out of position and nowhere close to making the save.
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GOOOAAALLL! Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal
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76' Wijnaldum has his dancing boots on and it's Welbeck who falls over trying to defend him on the flank, much to the delight of the Liverpool faithful. Arsenal being thoroughly embarrassed here at Anfield. 
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74' SUBSTITUTION: Mane is withdrawn by Klopp and he's replaced by Daniel Sturridge. 
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73' YELLOW CARD! Holding attempts to intercept a long ball and his touch is heavy. Both he and Henderson go for the 50/50 ball and it's the Liverpool man who goes down in the clash. Holding is booked. 
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71' Moreno goes down again after his follow-through on a clearance hits Coquelin. The full-back needs treatment and the physios are on. But he looks good to continue as he slowly gets back to his feet. 
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70' Maneeee... SAVED! Cech gets a hand to his shot and Bellerin is on hand to clear the ball before it creeps over the line. That could have been 4-0. 
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69' Giroud tries to find Lacazette by heading the ball toward him but his compatriot's right-footed shot is off target and wide. Arsenal are yet to have a shot on target. 
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68' What a tackle! Francis Coquelin advances with purpose and looks to link up with the forwards before Can comes in from behind and wins the ball back with an inch-perfect tackle. 
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66' OFFSIDE! Yet another promising Arsenal attack breaks down, this time after Xhaka's pass to Bellerin is flagged by the linesman because the full-back had strayed a yard or two offside before receiving the pass. 
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Alexis Sanchez sits on the bench covering his face with his shirt. His first game sees him play just an hour - will it be his last in an Arsenal shirt? 5 more days to go before the transfer window shuts. 
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62' SUBSTITUTION: Alexis Sanchez and Oxlade-Chamberlain are off for Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud. 
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60' Wenger has no idea what to do, he has no idea what has happened to his side as he sits and chews on a toothpick. 10 minutes of good football is all he's been able to elicit from this squad.