Until the arrival of Diogo Jota, in the 14th minute of the second half, Liverpool dominated the classic against Arsenal in London but seemed unable to win the rival defense – perhaps he was playing until now in search of the first goal. With the Portuguese on the field, in place of full-back Robertson, in a bold change by coach Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool have transformed. It only took four minutes for Jota to open the scoring. Soon after, Salah expanded, and Diogo Jota closed the scoring at 36. The result took Liverpool to fifth place, dreaming of the G-4 again. Arsenal, dominated during the 90 minutes, remains in the middle of the table.
Arsenal and Liverpool did not have a good first half in London. Especially the home team, who spent almost 45 minutes defending themselves. Arsenal’s only chance was a weak header from Pépé, at 32. Liverpool, although they have dominated the game so far, also brought little danger to Leno’s goal. At the best chance, Milner received a good cross from Alexander-Arnold but kicked out, close to the right post, at 34.
The second half followed the bland script from the initial stage until the entrance of Diogo Jota. On his first chance, the Portuguese took advantage of a perfect cross from Alexander-Arnold to open the scoring with his head. At 22, Salah received in the area, beat the Brazilian Gabriel Magalhães and touched between the legs of goalkeeper Leno: 2 to 0. The third came out of a mistake by Gabriel Magalhães on the left. Arnold recovered the ball and rolled for Salah, who crossed low for Jota to hit the first. Next Tuesday, Liverpool face Real Madrid in Spain, in the first match of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League