Michael Owen reacts to Liverpool FC’s 5-1 win over Arsenal

The Liverpool FC legend praises the Reds for marching on in the title race after Saturday evening's 5-1 win against Arsenal

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen described Liverpool FC’s 5-1 win against Arsenal as “effortless” after the Reds moved nine points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday evening.

Liverpool FC knew that a win would leave them in a commanding position after Tottenham lost 3-1 to Wolves at Wembley earlier on Saturday afternoon.

However, Arsenal made the breakthrough in the 11th minute when Ashley Maitland-Niles scored from close range to offer defending champions Manchester City some hope ahead of their trip to Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

But the Reds were level three minutes after Arsenal’s opening goal when Roberto Firmino managed to capitalise on some abysmal defending by the away side.

The Brazil international scored his second goal two minutes later when Firmino managed to evade two challenges and net just his second goal of the season at Anfield.

Sadio Mane extended the home side’s lead with a cushioned finish before Mohamed Salah netted from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time at Anfield.

Firmino was given the chance to complete his hat-trick when Dejan Lovren was fouled inside the area in the second half and the Brazilian made no mistake from the spot.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen was impressed with the manner of the Merseyside outfit’s performance in their landslide 5-1 win against the top-six rivals.

“Jurgen Klopp couldn’t have asked for a better performance really,” Owen told BT Sport.

“OK, a clean sheet would have been nice but it was absolutely brilliant.

“When you’re at the top of the table, then everyone’s going to throw the questions at you – but they’re just marching on and winning every game at the moment. Effortless.”

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