Liverpool welcomed Arsenal to Anfield on Monday night for their premier league clash. the two sides came into the match at the back of an impressive start to the season. both teams have won all two of their opening premier league matches. jurgen klopp Liverpool were seeking for a revenge after they were beaten by Arsenal twice last season, both in the Carabo Cup final and their premier league match at the Emirate last season.
Liverpool were tipped by many not to be in contention for the Premier league title this season, after winning it last season, but the Reds have open their premier league title defense this campaign with 100% start to the season. coming into the game with a 2-0 win at Chelsea last week, Jurgen Klopp knew that his team needed to be at their best in order to take all three point from a revived arsenal side. liverpool’s captain Hernderson was ruled out due to injury, and new signing, Thiago Alcantara who made an impressive debut against Chelsea also missed out due to a slight injury. but without the two star men, Liverpool still humbled Arsenal at Anfield.
Arsenal were gifted the ball in the 25 minute, thanks to a mistake by Liverpool’s defender,Andrew Robertson, whose attempted poor clearance find Alexandre Lacazette who was one-on-one with the Liverpool keeper. the french man made no mistake as he slotted past the helpless Alison to give Arsenal the lead in the 25 minute. Arsenal were leading 1-0.
Arsenal lead lasted for just 3 minute as Liverpool responded quick when Sadio mane scored on a loose ball from Arsenal keeper, Leno who was trying to keep out a Mohammed Salah shot. Liverpool were leveled. Liverpool’s second goal came in the 34th minute, this time around it was Andrew Robertson who bet Leno on the end of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross to atoned for his earlier error.
Liverpool were the better team and Arsenal will be blaming their star man Alexandre Lacazette for missing two great chances to level the game. Liverpool new signing Diego Jotta then came up as a substitute and scored on his debut to secure all three point and put the game to bed.