Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the season, while ending Arsenal’s, as the Premier League champions came from behind to secure a 3-1 victory at Anfield on Monday Night Football.


Alexandre Lacazette capitalised on Andrew Robertson’s mistake to give Arsenal a surprise lead on 25 minutes, but Sadio Mane swiftly restored parity before Robertson made amends for his error to give the Reds a deserved half-time lead.


Lacazette spurned a glorious chance to draw an improved Arsenal level midway through the second half and his miss was compounded on 88 minutes when summer signing Diogo Jota’s first goal for the club sealed a third straight win of the season for Jurgen Klopp’s side.


The result lifts the champions above Everton on goal difference into second in the Premier League, while Arsenal remain fifth after tasting defeat for the first time.

Player ratings


Liverpool: Alisson (8), Alexander-Arnold (8), Gomez (7), Van Dijk (7), Robertson (7), Fabinho (6), Wijnaldum (6), Keita (6), Mane (7), Salah (7), Firmino (6).


Subs: Milner (5), Jota (7), Minamino (n/a).


Arsenal: Leno (7), Holding (6), Luiz (7), Tierney (6), Bellerin (5), Elneny (6), Xhaka (6), Maitland-Niles (6), Willian (5), Lacazette (6), Aubameyang (5).


Subs: Ceballos (6), Pepe (5), Nketiah (5).


Man of the Match: Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Photos from matchday below:

Diogo Jota scored Liverpool’s third goal of the game to mark his debut

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