(EFE) .- Liverpool took a breath of confidence and sharpened their weapons against Arsenal, with a win (0-3) that predisposes them to face Real Madrid next week in the Champions League.
A double from Diogo Jota, who acted as a revulsive from the bench, and a goal from Mohamed Salah, served for the ‘reds’ to arrive with spirits through the roof after an irregular season and lacking this type of happiness and goals.
Three days before facing Real Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Jürgen Klopp also gave the whites all the necessary clues about how he will train on Wednesday.
The central pair is already defined. The youth squad Nathaniel Phillips and the winter signing Kabak will be chosen. The full-backs will be for Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, who will also be rested since he was not with the English team.
And to retaliate, Liverpool’s ’66’ served the assist for the first goal of the game. In the middle Klopp has more options, but Thiago Alcántara and Fabinho are fixed. Your companion is more open. It could be Curtis Jones or Giorginio Wijnaldum. This Saturday it was veteran James Milner. And upstairs Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah will be safe and if Klopp attends to the moment of form he will opt for Diogo Jota and not Roberto Firmino.
Although the team is far from good. Against Arsenal he was not. He was thick in attack, boring in many sequences of the game and the victory ended up falling on his side because the ‘gunners’ are unable to fight with the best and break up on their own.
The meeting was always in the gorge about to fall to the side of the ‘Reds’. Not because they accumulated merit, but because they were at least trying something. Milner had the clearest in the first half in a shot inside the area completely alone, but he did not refine, surely because that is not his war either.
Without being threatened at any time, Liverpool finished off the three points in the final stretch. A measured cross by Alexander-Arnold was headed by Jota, beating Leno. For the Portuguese, who scored three goals in the international games window, three minutes were enough from coming off the bench to see the door.
His seventh goal in this Premier eliminated Arsenal’s options, which melted even more when Gabriel was soft in a cut with Salah, the Egyptian took the ball into the area and defined between Leno’s legs. To round off, Jota added more points to start Tuesday, finishing off a hubbub in the area and scoring his double.
And match done. Three very important points for Klopp’s team that place them in two of the Champions League positions and mean that the whole season does not have to focus on the next two games against Real Madrid.
Two games for which Liverpool comes after the biggest blow on the table in the whole year.