Robert Firmino drops multiple Arsenal defenders as he bags sensational hat-trick 1 year ago

Robert Firmino drops multiple Arsenal defenders as he bags sensational hat-trick

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino put to bed any doubts over his relatively slow start to the season by scoring a sensational hat-trick against Arsenal on Saturday.

Liverpool were buoyed by Tottenham's 3-1 loss to Wolves earlier during the day and proceeded to eviscerate Arsenal with Firmino striking in the 14th and 16th minute after the Gunners took an early lead through Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Reds winger Sadio Mane then made it three just after the hour mark after knocking his shot into the back of the net before leading goalscorer Mohamed Salah completed the rout with a penalty just before half-time.

Arsenal momentarily put an end to the bleeding after the break but Firmino sealed his hat-trick in the 65th minute with Liverpool's second penalty of the game.

The hat-trick brings Firmino to seven goals for the season after scoring just four goals through his first 19 league games.