It took a little while for Liverpool to find their groove, but the introduction of Diogo Jota turned another nervy game into a route. The Portuguese attacker didn’t waste much time, driving home a header just 3 minutes after entering the game. He tacked on a second in the 82nd minute after a great late run. Jota has been a lifeline for Liverpool this season.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was also stellar all game long. After being snubbed for an England call up, the right back provided some spectacular service into the box, delivering the assist for the first goal. He also defended well, keeping the Arsenal attack quiet down his side.
Fabinho continued his run of games in midfield, and just vacuumed up everything that came his way. His ability to control a game from his holding spot, as well as chip in on the offensive side, was on full display today. He provided the ball that Mohamed Salah managed to win for the second goal.
Speaking of Salah, the Egyptian got back on the score sheet with a spectacular effort. He won the ball, showed spectacular strength to hold the defender off as he dribbled into the box, and then calmly nutmegged Bernd Leno with his off foot. Salah really came alive in the second half, and should have earned a penalty or an assist at the death. Salah is now back in the lead for the golden boot race.
With our favored polling tool out of service, we’re instead giving you a choice between a few of the players we thought looked best today for the Reds, so make your choice below and vote for who you think should be the man of the match—or take to the comments to let us know that we got it wrong by leaving the real man of the match off the list entirely.
As always, anyone visiting on Apple News or Google AMP who wish to vote and can’t see the poll can make it visible by navigating to the front page of The Liverpool Offside and re-entering the story.
Who was Liverpool’s Man of the Match against Arsenal?
This poll is closed