Arsenal v Liverpool live updates - latest Premier League score as Jota and Firmino put Reds in control

Premier League / Matchday 27
Emirates Stadium / 16.03.2022
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Ibrahim Mustapha
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Ibrahim Mustapha
Updated 16/03/2022 at 22:35 GMT
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FULL-TIME: ARSENAL 0-2 LIVERPOOL
Second-half goals by Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino do the damage as Liverpool edge closer to the Premier League summit. Having been 14 points behind Man City in January, Jurgen Klopp's side are now breathing down the league leaders' necks.
Arsenal's top-four hopes remain in their hands and Mikel Arteta will be hoping this is only a minor setback in their quest to claim Champions League football.
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THREE MINUTES ADDED ON
Liverpool closing in on what is a huge victory. This will make it nine wins in a row!
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LIVERPOOL SUB
Liverpool's final switch sees Thiago replaced by Jones.
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WIDE
Martinelli tries to find the top corner but it's always curling wide of the target.
Arsenal simply haven't been clinical enough this evening, despite a promising performance.
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FIVE MINUTES REMAINING
While Liverpool move ever close to the summit, Arsenal will remain fourth - one point ahead of Manchester United in fifth.
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ARTETA SWITCHING FOCUS
With this game all but lost, taking Lacazette off for Nketiah is an indication that Arteta is already switching his attention to Aston Villa away on Saturday.
Every game is crucial now as the Gunners look to end a four-year wait for a return to the Champions League.
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ARSENAL SUB
Their third and final change sees Nketiah replacing Lacazette.
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LIVERPOOL CORNER
Liverpool force a corner as they search for a third. Alexander-Arnold's delivery picks out van Dijk but his downward header is cleared by Gabriel.
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WATCH: FIRMINO DOUBLES LIVERPOOL'S LEAD
Only six minutes after he was introduced!
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LIVERPOOL ALMOST THERE
Pepe is flagged offside as Fabinho and Henderson get in each other's way attempting to clear.
With less than 15 minutes remaining now, Liverpool are closing in on their 100th away win under Klopp.
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ARSENAL SUB
Pepe comes on for Saka.
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GOOD DEFENDING
Martinelli looks to run at Alexander-Arnold again but this time the Liverpool defender stands his ground and wins the duel.
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BLOCK
Matip's poor clearance falls to Smith Rowe, but the Liverpool defender makes amends to block his shot.
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ARSENAL SUB
Emile Smith Rowe comes on for Odegaard.
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GOALS CHANGE GAMES
Those goals have certainly silenced the Emirates. Having been on top for so long in this contest, Arsenal have been left to rue missed opportunities and soft defending.
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YELLOW CARD
Firmino is booked for going into the crowed to celebrate his goal.
What an aspired substitution by Klopp, who is almost immediately rewarded.
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GOAL! ARSENAL 0-2 LIVERPOOL (ROBERTO FIRMINO)
This should be game over! Saka fails to clear as Robertson makes the block, drives to the by-line and his low cross picks out Firmino and he makes no mistake with the finish.
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WATCH - JOTA SCORES TO GIVE LIVERPOOL THE LEAD
It's Jota's seventh goal in seven games against Arsenal!