Liverpool are comfortably sitting on top of the log after a 3-1 defeat of Arsenal at
Anfield in one of English Premier League (EPL) matches played on Saturday.
The result meant that Liverpool have kept their 100% record in the new league season.
The Gunners, the only other side in the top flight to win their first two games, had
opportunities to shock Liverpool in a tight first half, especially when record £72m signing
Nicolas Pepe shot straight at keeper Adrian after running clear.
Liverpool took control when Joel Matip put them ahead with a powerful header from
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner four minutes before the interval.
The hopes of manager Unai Emery seeing his side recover were snuffed out in the
49th minute after a moment of madness from new signing David Luiz, who needlessly
dragged Mohamed Salah back in the area.
Liverpool’s Egyptian attacker drilled home the penalty and then embarrassed Luiz again
out on the touchline at the start of a dazzling run that ended with a low, curling finish into
the bottom corner just before the hour.
Arsenal substitute Lucas Torreira pulled one back late on, but nothing was getting in the way
of Liverpool’s 12th successive Premier League victory, equalling their best sequence in the top
flight under Kenny Dalglish between April and October 1990.