Liverpool totally outclassed Arsenal and damaged their title aspirations in the 5-1 thrashing at Anfield on Saturday.
The Reds claimed a four goal lead within the first 20 minutes of play, with Arsene Wenger’s men struggling to create anything going forward.
Liverpool stormed into an early lead at Anfield when centre back Martin Skrtel broke the deadlock with just a minute on the clock, after lashing home a free-kick from skipper Steven Gerard.
Brendan Rodgers’ men then doubled their lead just nine minutes later when Skrtel did well to rise highest in the box before steering a powerful header into the top corner, again assisted by the Liverpool captain.
Luis Suarez then hit the woodwork with a vicious swerving volleying the 14th minute before the home side added their third of the game.
Liverpool then stun their visitors from London as the Merseyside club caught the Gunners on the break and Suarez played a lovely ball to the back post for youngster Raheem Sterling to tap in from close range in the 17th minute to make it 3-0.
The Reds were not done yet and managed to score a fourth goal in the 20th minute when Brazilian midfielder Coutinho threaded an inch-perfect through ball for Daniel Sturridge to run onto and beat Szczesny with a confident finish.
The second-half started where the first had left off with Liverpool grabbing their fifth goal of the game through Sterling once more. The youngster did well run onto a Toure long-ball before he slotted home the rebound after his initial shot was parried by the Gunners shot-stopper.
Arsene Wenger’s men hardly had a sniff at goal but they did manage to get on the score-sheet in the 69th minute when Gerard fouled Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the box and the referee pointed to the penalty spot.
Former Everton player Mikel Arteta stepped up and cheekily planted his spot-kick in the middle of the goal, sending Red’s keeper Simon Mignolet the wrong way.
The win takes Liverpool to 50 points and cements their four place spot.