Liverpool came from behind to maintain a perfect start to their Premier League title defence as goals from Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota saw off a resilient Arsenal at Anfield.
The Gunners who had won their opening two league games of the season hit the champions on the counter-attack to take the lead through Alexandre Lacazette.
Liverpool responded immediately to level within three minutes as Salah outmuscled Tierney and when his shot was parried across goal by Leno, Mane turned into an empty net.
Robertson doubled the lead for the reds eight minutes later scoring on the back of an Alexander-Arnold’s cross.
The gunners retuned with more vigour after the break and created a huge chance to level when Dani Ceballos put Lacazette through on goal, but Alisson stood up well to block the French striker’s shot.
Klopp introduced Diogo Jota for his league debut 10 minutes from time.
And the portuguese did not have to wait long for his first Liverpool goal as a sweetly-struck volley found the bottom corner to show why the Reds spent £41 million ($52 million) to sign him from Wolves.
While, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and now Arsenal have all lost in the opening three weeks of the new campaign, the defending champions have taken maximum points to make a clear statement that they remain the team to beat in the Premier League this season.
Match Day Three Results
Monday 28 Sep 2020
Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa
Liverpool 3 – 1 Arsenal
Sun 27 Sep 2020
Sheffield Utd 0 – 1 Leeds United
Tottenham Hotspurs 1 – 1 Newcastle United
Man City 2 – 5 Leicester City
West Ham 4 – 0 Wolves
Sat 26 Sep 2020
Brighton 2 – 3 Manchester United
Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Everton
West Brom 3 – 3 Chelsea
Burnley 0 – 1 Southampton