Liverpool kept up the pressure on leaders Chelsea with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Arsenal at Anfield.
The hosts had the better of the early chances, with Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in fine form.
But Ramsdale couldn’t prevent Sadio Mane from heading in a Trent Alexander-Arnold free-kick six minutes before half-time.
Diogo Jota doubled Liverpool’s lead in the 52nd minute. He capitalised on a mistake from Nuno Tavares before leaving Ben White and Ramsdale on the ground with two dummies and slotting into an empty net.
Jurgen Klopp’s side then added two more goals in the space of four minutes.
First, Mohamed Salah scored after being teed up by Mane from close range on 73 minutes, before substitute Takumi Minamino converted Alexander-Arnold’s cross at the back post.
The win moves Liverpool into second place with 25 points, four off the top and two ahead of Manchester City, who face Everton on Sunday.
Arsenal are fifth on 20 points.
Liverpool: 27 Nov v Southampton (H)
Arsenal: 27 Nov v Newcastle (H)
Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Andy Madley. VAR: Chris Kavanagh. Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis.
Liverpool vs. Arsenal result: Salah scores as Gunners unbeaten streak ends
Arsenal’s eight-match league unbeaten run and the hope of breaking into the top four ran into a buzzsaw of a Liverpool team, which romped to a 4-0 win over the Gunners at Anfield Road. And for long stretches, there was only one team on the field.
Four different scorers found the back of the net for Liverpool, which moved up to second place, just four points behind leaders Chelsea, which also won its Matchday 12 contest earlier in the day. With 35 goals scored, Liverpool leads the Premier League.