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Premier League: Liverpool excited for title fight with Man City

Liverpool is set to take on Premier League leaders Man City after an impressive win at Arsenal.

Firmino scored six minutes after coming on in the second half to double Liverpool's lead at Emirates Stadium (Photo: BBC Sport)

Arsenal went down against Liverpool 0-2, which resulted in Liverpool moving up in the Premier League standings now just one point behind Manchester City.

Liverpool have now reeled off nine Premier League wins in succession while Arsenal remains in fourth, a point ahead of Manchester United but with two games in hand.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said, "Coming here and winning against Arsenal is already special, but winning the game like it was - more special. We started really well then it became an open game. We wanted to improve in the second half.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (Photo: Sky Sports)

"I'm very excited about the team and the situation we are in but that does not change everything. We just need to keep going. We really want to enjoy the situation we are in by winning football matches."

Liverpool keeper Alisson saved crucially from Martin Odegaard after Thiago's misplaced backpass before Diogo Jota put Liverpool ahead, beating Aaron Ramsdale at his near post in the 54th minute.

Once Jota made the breakthrough for the visitors there was no way back for the Gunners, but before then the Reds were indebted to Alisson's significant contribution when he made that block from Odegaard.

Arsenal was deflated and Liverpool moved even closer to Manchester City, who were held to a draw on Monday.

The advantage still lies with Pep Guardiola's reigning champions Man City - but the margin is slender. (BBC Sport)

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