Liverpool went nine points clear at the top of the Premier League after thrashing Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield.
Despite falling behind to an Ainsley Maitland-Niles goal in the 11th-minute, Jurgen Klopp’s side were 4-1 up by half-time.
Roberto Firmino scored the first two before Sadio Mane and then Mohamed Salah’s penalty sealed all three points before the break.
That allowed Klopp to rest a few players in the second half, with Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Andy Robertson all coming off.
The first change was Mane for club captain Jordan Henderson just after the hour mark.
Mane had already got his goal and was clearly being saved for Liverpool’s massive trip to Manchester City on Thursday.
Whether Henderson will be in that starting line-up is unknown, though.
In his half an hour on the pitch, Henderson clearly tried to impress Klopp ahead of the biggest game of the season.
But maybe he was trying a little bit too hard and that could be seen in one rather terrible moment.
With five minutes left, Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno sliced the ball into the air. It went 35-yards and straight to Henderson, who then attempted an audacious attempt.
It was awful, though, and flew into the Kop.
Chant “what the f***ing hell was that?” at the midfielder.
Henderson then raised his arms as if to apologise.
Everyone associated with Liverpool will now become Southampton fans on Sunday as they take on City at St. Mary's.
Pep Guardiola's side have the opportunity to cut the gap to seven points ahead of the potentially title-deciding game between City and Liverpool at the Etihad on Thursday.News Now - Sport News