Seven-star Liverpool run riot as Arsenal slump

Afp, London

21 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Liverpool sent a chilling warning to the rest of the Premier League on Saturday, smashing seven goals past Crystal Palace as Arsenal's crisis deepened with defeat at Everton.

Jurgen Klopp's champions -- despite being dogged by injuries this season -- are five points clear of neighbours Everton after humiliating Palace 7-0 at Selhurst Park.

It is the first time the Reds have won an away match in the English top flight by a margin of seven goals in their illustrious history.

Arsenal, by contrast, are in deep trouble after Carlo Ancelotti's early-season pacesetters beat them 2-1 at Goodison Park to climb to second in the table, while Manchester City edged past Southampton 1-0.

Klopp's men built on the momentum gained from their last-gasp win in the top-of-the-table clash with Tottenham in midweek.

Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah scored twice while Takumi Minamino, Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson also found the net.