Liverpool maintained its perfect start to the English Premier League title defence as goals from Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson, and Diogo Jota helped the team to a 3-1 victory over resilient Arsenal at Anfield on Monday night.
The Gunners had also won its opening two league games of the season and hit the champions on the counter-attack to take the lead through Alexandre Lacazette.
But while Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and now Arsenal had all lost in the opening three weeks of the new campaign, the Juergen Klopp side had taken maximum points to lay down an early marker as the team to beat in England this season.
The outcome of the match could have been very different had Mane not escaped with just a yellow card for an elbow on Kieran Tierney after just three minutes.
Arsenal followed the game plan that had produced two victories over Liverpool in recent months, dropping deep and then looked to play around the Reds’ press when in possession.