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Premier League 2019-20 Update: Mohammed Salah’s brace helps Liverpool beat Arsenal 3-1

After Arsenal failed to take advantage of some good chances, Liverpool punished them, as if to remind them that they still have a way to go to compete with the best.

SNS | New Delhi |

Liverpool registered a 3-1 win over Arsenal on the Saturday night encounter at Anfield, thanks to a brace from Mohammed Salah.

The first chance for the Gunners came when Adrian, who continues in the starting line-up in the absence of Alisson Backer, had a misunderstanding with Virgil Van Dijk and gave the ball away to Aubameyang, who attempted a chip shot that went erratically wide of the post.

Meanwhile, Nicolas Pepe had two opportunities to put Arsenal in the lead. First, he got around Henderson but Adrian blocked his shot. Second, his shot from outside the area was headed for the upper corner of the net but just missed.

After Arsenal failed to take advantage of some good chances, Liverpool punished them, as if to remind them that they still have a way to go to compete with the best.

In one of the innumerable corners accumulated by the Reds in the first half, Alexander-Arnold found Matip in the area, who headed it into the net to put Liverpool in the lead 1-0 at the 41st minute.

Just minutes into the second half, when the Brazilian David Luiz grabbed Salah’s shirt and referee Anthony Taylor caught him at it and called a penalty, the Egyptian took advantage of the foul and booted the ball into the top right corner to boost Liverpool’s lead to 2-0 in the 49th minute.

That wrapped up the game, but Salah wasn’t finished yet. In the 59th minute, he found the back of the net to make it 3-0.

But Arsenal was not to be kept completely off the scoreboard as Lucas Torreira made a last-ditch goal to make it 3-1 at the end of the game.

Liverpool now leads the Premier League with nine points.

Meanwhile, in other matches, Southampton beat Brighton 2-0, Crystal Palace inched Manchester United 2-1, West Ham thrashed Watford 3-1, and Leicester City outplayed Sheffield United 2-1.

(With inputs from IANS)