We’ve been treated to a lot of very good football since one Jürgen Norbert Klopp took over at Anfield but the display at Anfield against Arsenal was one of the most complete performances. The Arsenal players constantly looked like they were surrounded by sharks as they tried to play their way out of the back, only for the Liverpool press to constantly interrupt them.
Just how good were they though?
Every outfielder that started for Liverpool had at least one shot or created a chance.— Football365 (@F365) September 29, 2020
Naby Keita, Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum misplaced seven of a combined 169 passes.
There is only so much you can do to combat that.https://t.co/mgKxrUR7SY
I knew we played well but that’s really hard to fathom, to be honest. Also, that passing stat? This was done... without Henderson or Thiago. This also marked the first time Naby Keita made five consecutive league starts. He misplaced only one of his 40 passes, with only three of them played in the defensive third. We’re really starting to see him leave his mark on the team’s playing style now so... *knocks on wood*
Mohamed Salah is the only player in the Premier League to have 30+ touches in the opposition box, create 10+ chances and complete 10+ take-ons this season.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 29, 2020
Only Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jamie Vardy and Son Heung-min have scored more goals than the Egyptian. pic.twitter.com/8kOSFStA07
And while he didn’t score, Mohamed Salah continues to show off more of that all-around game, and his chance-creation has really stood out. The man has looked electric since the start of the season, and he looks hungry for goals, whether he’s scoring them or not. We doth not protest. Let Mo cook.
Lots of chatter online was about how Arsenal continued to try to pass the ball out from the back despite the Liverpudlian press operating at full power on Monday. Just how much pressure does Liverpool put on the other team?
- Liverpool have the highest average sequence start line of any team in the Premier League this season at 58 metres from their own goal. Pressing.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 29, 2020
Three things we noticed from the weekend's games in the latest Snapshot from @Matt_Furniss https://t.co/CZFTT0enOd pic.twitter.com/nuYcB6epGi
A lot. The pressure cooker Arsenal were swimming in? Totally real. And the soups produced in there are delicious.
As always, drink it in, folks!