Liverpool Thrashes Arsenal

Liverpool's pressure did not subside after half-time and Firmino completed his treble from the spot 25 minutes from time, rounding off a miserable day for the Gunners and increasing the heat on Manchester City ahead of their meeting with Southampton on Sunday.

Roberto Firmino was at his ruthless best as he scored his first Premier League hat-trick to inspire a 5-1 demolition of Arsenal at Anfield and put Liverpool nine points clear at the summit after Tottenham's defeat to Wolves.

The visit of Unai Emery's men was seen as a potentially troublesome fixture, but the Reds made light work of them, with all of their revered front three finding the net in a devastating performance.

A chaotic five-minute spell in the first half saw Ainsley Maitland-Niles put Arsenal ahead, before a quickfire Firmino brace turned the score around. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ensured a rampant Liverpool went into the break 4-1 up.

29/12/2018 Results

Premier League
Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal

Brighton 1 - 0 Everton

Fulham 1 - 0 Huddersfield
Leicester 0 - 1 Cardiff

Watford 1- 1 Newcastle
Tottenham 1 - 3 Wolves

Serie A

Juventus 2- 1 Sampdoria

Chievo 1- 0 Frosinone

Empoli 0 - 1 Inter

Genoa 0 - 0 Fiorentina

Lazio 1 - 1 Torino

Parma 0 - 2 Roma

Sassuolo 2 - 6 Atalanta

Udinese 2 - 0 Cagliari

Napoli 3-2 Bologna

AC Milan 2-1 SPAL