Liverpool Maintain Perfect Start To Season With Win Over Arsenal
Premier League champions Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the season with a 3-1 win against Arsenal at Anfield on Monday.
The visitors who had won their opening two league games, took the lead through an Alexandre Lacazette strike but Liverpool were in front by the break thanks to goals from Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson while new £45m signing Diogo Jota who came on as a substitute made sure of the win with a late strike on his debut.
Liverpool created the early openings with Trent Alexander Arnold causing Arsenal problems down their left. His cross was headed goalwards by Virgil van Dijk but David Luiz cleared off the line and then another ball from the full-back was volleyed straight at goalkeeper Bernd Leno by Mane.
However, in the 25th minute, totally against the run of play, Arsenal grabbed the lead when they broke down the left and Robertson failed to control Ainsley Matiland-Niles‘ cross, the ball falling to Lacazette whose scuffed shot deceived keeper Alisson.
Liverpool responded swiftly though, drawing level three minutes later when Mohamed Salah burst in from the left and Leno parried his shot straight into the path of Mane who made no mistake from close range.
Robertson then made up for his mistake when he was picked out by Alexander-Arnold at the far post, chested the cross down and flicked the ball past Leno to make it 2-1 after 34 minutes.
The win puts Liverpool level on nine points with pacesetters Everton and Leicester City.