Liverpool could feel the knock of opportunity. Chelsea’s shock home defeat to West Brom earlier in the day had blown the doors off their security in fourth place and how Liverpool made capital. J├╝rgen Klopp’s team have enjoyed themselves in London this season and the trend continued with a fifth win in six visits to go with the draw at Fulham. Rather abruptly, they are within touching distance of a Champions League finish via the Premier League.

It was a performance of control from start to finish, with the turning point being Klopp’s introduction of Diogo Jota just after the hour. Within three minutes, the forward had thumped home a header from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross and, at that point, Arsenal looked broken.

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