Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal AS IT HAPPENED: Mohamed Salah brace maintains perfect record
LIVERPOOL maintained its perfect start to the season with a solid victory over Arsenal at Anfield.
LIVERPOOL 3-1 ARSENAL | MATIP (41), SALAH (48, 58), TORREIRA (84)
Fabinho and Jordan Henderson enter Liverpool midfield
James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the bench
The summer signing Nicolas Pepe makes his first outing for Arsenal
Alexandre Lacazette is a substitute along with Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Joel Matip heads home in a corner of Trent Alexander-Arnold
Luiz acknowledges grief by pulling Salah’s shirt – converted Egyptians
Salah doubles his account when he leaves Luiz for dead and goes home
Substitute Lucas Torreira scores a consolation goal for Arsenal
Liverpool XI: Adrian, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Henderson, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold
Arsenal XI: Leno, Sokratis, Ceballos, Aubameyang, Maitland-Niles, Monreal, Pepe, Luiz, Willock, Guendouzi, Xhaka
LIVERPOOL 3-1 ARSENAL
FT: Liverpool, the only remaining team with a perfect Premier League record. Actually, it is a new record for the club, which has now won 12 consecutive games. Arsenal was better than the 3-1 score suggests and will win many away games with that type of performance.
93: David Luiz, he never lacks confidence, decides that he will shoot from the free kick. It’s about 30 meters from the goal … miles beyond.
92: reserved! Virgil van Dijk is the second reserve of the afternoon when he drives the ball with Alexandre Lacazette with his back to him.
90: Four minutes of additional time.
89: Arsenal is watching the whole ball in these final stages, but Liverpool is defending well enough. Henrik Mkhitaryan by Matteo Guendouzi. Adam Lallana instead of Roberto Firmino.
87: Alexandre Lacazette drives to the penalty area before reaching the byline. He lifts it and then asks for a handball penalty. Doing nothing.
LIVERPOOL 3-1 ARSENAL | TORREIRA
84: GO! Arsenal pulls one back through the substitute Lucas Torreira. You will not see them take home any points, but it shows a real sign of character.
There is a fight inside Liverpool’s penalty area and Torreira capitalizes by shooting at the corner.
83: It seems that Unai Emery is experimenting a little with Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe in the field. Tottenham is next for Arsenal, could we see the three begin?
80: Now we are practically at a marching pace, since Liverpool seeks to protect its clean sheet. He suspects there are more goals in this if they pressed the accelerator.
Alexandre Lacazette by Joe Willow who, once again, has taken pride.
78: standing ovation Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who arrives at Sadio Mane.
75: Good movement of a tired Arsenal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finds Nicolas Pepe on the right, who tries to return the ball to the forward. James Milner sees the danger and looks back to find a corner. Erased
72: Jordan Henderson sees Mohamed Salah on the far post, but Bernd Leno reads it and runs out of his line to collect.
69: Wijnaldum off, Milner on. Jurgen Klopp sends the veteran to make sure no silly business happens.
66: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seems to have finished the goal after a dismissal from Nicolas Pepe, but Virgil Van Dijk approaches to take the ball back to Adrian.
63: “Mo Salah, Mo Salah, running down the wing” reverberates around Anfield. Homemade fans love this. Absolutely loving him.
Lucas Torreira replaces Dani Ceballos.
61: They are queuing! Andrew Robertson and Sadio Mane almost stumble upon each other while they seek to nail a room. The Scotsman finally wins, but throws him directly at Bernd Leno.
LIVERPOOL 3-0 ARSENAL | SALAH
58: GOAL! Liverpool running riot gear. Mohamed Salah running riot gear. This could be a cricket score now, since the Egyptian king does what he does best.
Fabinho sends him forward and Salah leaves David Luiz for dead with an intelligent twist. He approaches the goal and glides it calmly beyond the extended Bernd Leno.
57: Liverpool playing with Arsenal now. It is played between Mane, Firmino and Robertson, who finally cross for Salah to go to the crossbar.
54: So wasteful of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Break the offside trap and finish the goal, but it takes forever to shoot. Finally, Joel Matip returns quickly to stab the ball under the feet of the Arsenal striker.
52: Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in seven goals in his six appearances in the Premier League against Arsenal (five goals, two assists), scoring in his four home games against them.
51: Where does Arsenal go from here? That was literally the nightmare scenario for Unai Emery’s side at the beginning of this…