Premier League: Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal - As it happened

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Mohamed Salah scored twice to make it 3-0 for Liverpool against Arsenal.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to the highlights of Saturday's high-octane Premier League clash between Liverpool and Arsenal at the Anfield.

 

FULL-TIME: It has been a day to forget for Unai Emery and Arsenal which goes back with another defeat against Liverpool. The Reds stay undefeated in the first three games and had all things in place to bag a comfortable victory to extend their undefeated record to nine games against the Gunners.

SECOND-HALF

90+4' Arsenal wins a freekick outside the box as David Luiz stands over it. The Brazilian's delivery is overhit as it loops over the crossover safely.

90+2' Fabinho has been booked by the referee for a foul on Aubameyang.

90' Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan play one-two on the left but the Armenian is flagged for off-side.

89' Salah has a chance at the other end but is prevented by David Luiz from taking a shot.

87' Lacazette's claim for a handball inside the box are waved off by Anthony Taylor as Arsenal desperately pushes for the second.

85' Arsenal gets a consolation! Aubemeyang gets on the end of a loose clearance from Alexander-Arnold and plays it to Lucas Torriera who cuts away from Milner and finishes past Adrian.

83' Firmino turns around to evade Luiz inside the box but goes down after running into Xhaka. The Brazilian is not interested in a penalty claim, gets up and tracks back.

80' Monreal tries to find Aubameyang in the box with a cross from the left, but Van Dijk is positioned well to head it away to safety. Emery withdraws Joe Willock to send in Alexandre Lacazette.

78' Indecision from Nicolas Pepe puts him face-to-face with Van Dijk. Before the Frenchman could win the battle, Milner makes a darting run into the box to get the ball back.

75' Liverpool knock the ball around trying to find space on the left. Aubameyang wins the ball on the left and plays in for Pepe who crosses at the far post. James Milner is on to the ball before Aubameyang can reach it and heads clear.

72' Henderson brings down a throw-in and clips a delightful outfoot pass to Firmino. The Brazilian curls in a low cross to find Salah on the right but Luiz gets on the ball and hacks it clear.

71' Another chance created and another one from Firmino, who plays it to Salah at the near post. Luiz slides to put in a vital block.

69' James Milner comes on for Wijnaldum.

67' Nicolas Pepe plays it to Maitland-Niles who swings in a cross from the wide-area. But the delivery lacks direction and lands safely for Adrian.

64' David Luiz's poor clearance falls into Firmino's path who plays it to Salah, but the linesman puts up his flag for offside.

62' Arsenal is being overrun by Liverpool. The trio of Salah, Mane and Firmino combine inside the box as the Brazilian unleashes a venomous shot but it is straight at Leno.

59' SALAH MAKES IT 3-0! What a finish from the Salah! Firmino plays a ball from the centre to release the Egyptian on the right. He cuts in from the left and calmly finishes it past Leno for his second of the match. Liverpool in total command.

58' Pepe chases a long ball from the back but Van Dijk is upto the task to cut the danger.

56' Mane turns around on the left side and plays a pass to Robertson in the clear. The Scotsman bends in a pin-point cross which misses David Luiz but Salah heads it over the bar. Liverpool has been electric in this second period.

53' Sokratis puts in a desperate block to prevent Alexander-Arnold from scoring after the England international gets hold of the ball from a poor Arsenal clearance.

52' Firmino shows brilliant vision to put Salah through to the goal from the halfway line. Leno comes off his line to clear the ball before anymore damage is done.

51' CHANCE! Nicolas Pepe sprints down the right flank and curls a low cross into the path of Aubameyang but Matip makes a brilliant tackle from behind to deny the Togolese.

49' SALAH SCORES! The Egyptian takes a long run-up to the spot and sends Leno the wrong way as he blasts it into the top right corner. Liverpool 2-0!

48' LIVERPOOL HAS A PENALTY! David receives a yellow card for pulling Mo Salah by shirt inside the box.

47' Aubameyang chases a loose ball which travels past Van Dijk but the linesman signals offside.

46' Liverpool is quickly off the blocks as Salah puts Firmino through at the near post but Leno springs to his left to gather the ball.

Second-Half Begins!

HALF-TIME: Arsenal had its chances in an eventful first-half as Nicolas Pepe and Aubameyang used their pace to trouble the Liverpool defence. Adrian was lucky to get away with a huge mistake that would've costed the host a goal, but ultimately the Reds got on the scoresheet thanks to a well-directed header from Joel Matip.

45+2' Another free-flowing move, started by Mane and Salah, falls to Firmino on the edge of the box who chests it down and takes the shot into the crowded Arsenal box. The ball hits Sokratis and the referee blows his whistle bringing an end to the first-half.

45+1' Salah and Mane play one-two inside the box as the Senegalese puts Salah through to the goal. However, the Egyptian is stopped by a desperate tackle from Luiz.

43' Roberto Firmino shows brilliant skill to leave Maitland-Niles stuck to the ground with a nutmeg but the Brazilian is unable to get a shot past Leno.

41' GOAL LIVERPOOL! Arsenal fails to deal with Matip inside the box as he jumps over Guendouzi to head the ball home from a Alexander-Arnold corner. The goal should soothe the Kop's nerves after enduring a frustrating spell throughout this half.

40' Salah makes a sharp turn and connects a powerful shot at the far post which narrowly misses the mark.

38' Liverpool wins a freekick on the left but Robertson's delivery doesnot threaten Arsenal defence. Luiz's clearance wins Liverpool another corner but Van Dijk makes a mess of it.

37' Another left-wing cross from Robertson and its too easy for Leno who collects the ball.

34' SHOT! Arsenal clears the corner and clears it well as Nicolas Pepe gets on the ball near the halfway line and sprints forward. He dribbles past Van Dijk and Matip but his angled shot is well anticipated by Adrian who makes a low save to his right. Liverpool hearts clearly skipped a beat there!

33' What do we have here! Referee Anthony Taylor asks for VAR to check a potential red card offence by Arsenal inside the box. But the foul on Salah by Sokratis is let go.

32' Alexander-Arnold finds Henderson waiting on the edge of box and cuts one back. The Liverpool captain takes aim with Leno rooted to the ground. However, the ball flies just above the crossbar.

31' Arsenal counters to the other end and Nicolas Pepe has another shot at the goal. This time, the Frenchman's shot is far from the target.

29' Another looping cross from Alexander-Arnold from the right wing is read well by Leno who plucks it out of the air.

27' The home team is looking less incisive with every passing minute as there are crosses are swung in repeatedly from both wings but the single shot of the half has come from Ceballos' misplaced clearance. The combination of David Luiz and Sokratis have done their job perfectly so far.

25' Liverpool players appeal for a penalty after Sokratis tackles Salah on the edge of the box, but referee signals play-on.

23' Liverpool gains control of the ball once again as Robertson swings in a cross from the left which falls in no man's land.

21' Ceballos commits a grave mistake as tries to clear the ball from the right corner by hitting it goalwards. Sadio Mane brings down the ball and pulls the trigger. Fortunately for the visitor, Leno makes a good save.

19' Good link-up play between Cabellos and Guendouzi results in Firmino scampering back to his defensive box to cover up for Robertson. Nicolas Pepe gets the ball on the left and has a go at the goal but Adrian makes a low save.

16' Arsenal is looking more confident now as the diagonal balls over the defence are troubling Liverpool defence. The Gunners are using the pace of Nicolas Pepe and Aubameyang to run at Matip and Van Djik with Robertson and Alexander-Arnold stationed higher up the pitch.

14' PEPE! Nicolas Pepe has his front towards a cross from the midfield as he gets past Robertson and draws a save from Adrian. However, it would not have counted had he scored after the linesman raises his flag for a handball inside the box by the Frenchman.

12' CHANCE! That was careless mistake from Adrian. Liverpool loses the ball as Arsenal tries to hit a long ball from the back. The goalkeeper is quickly off his line and tries a sliding clearance near the edge of the box. The ball reaches Aubameyang who lobs the ball over the Liverpool defence. Luckily for the Reds, the ball soars over the crossbar.

11' Henderson pounces on a stray pass from Guendouzi and switches play to Wijnaldum on the left. However, the danger is cleared by Maitland-Niles.

9' Liverpool wins a corner and Alexander-Arnold's delivery lands perfectly for Wijnaldum at the near post. However, the Dutch midfielder is unable to hit the target on the turn and Arsenal has a goalkick.

7' Nicolas Pepe finds himself one-on-one against Van Djik and skips past the Dutchman but looses the ball on the edge of the box after a  slip. Henderson is quickly on to the loose ball and Liverpool is back in possession.

5' Liverpool ramps up the intensity as Firmino, Salah and Mane link up inside the box but the final cross from Firmino does not reach Mane who is under pressure from Sokratis.

4' Bright start from Liverpool. The home side wins a freekick on the left side as Robertson swings in a decent ball. However, the David Luiz makes a interception and then mops up the loose ball immediately.

2' Matip sees Robertson with acres of space on the left and puts him through. The Scotsman flashes a shot across the face of the goal which Roberto Firmino at near post is unable to connect.

1' KICK-OFF! Liverpool begins the proceedings as Nicolas Pepe gets his first touch of Premier League but is stopped in his tracks by Alexander-Arnold..

The Kop sings a spine-tingling rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' as Adrian takes his place between the sticks.

The players walk take to the pitch at Anfield. The Kop is buzzing...

It is the 250th Premier League appearance for former Chelsea man David Luiz.

Roberto Firmino has eight goals in four matches against Arsenal, which includes two hat-tricks. He is just one goal away from 50 Premier League goals and is poised to become the first Brazilian to achieve this feat.

If Arsenal wins today, not only will it break Liverpool's eight-match unbeaten streak against it, but will become the first Arsenal side since 2004-05 season to win its first three matches in Premier League era.

Lineups

Liverpool (4-3-3): Adrian (GK); Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Djik, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Mane, Salah, Firmino

Arsenal (4-3-3): Leno (GK); Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Daivd Luiz, Monreal; Xhaka, Guendouzi, Willock;Cabellos, Aubameyang, Pepe

 

Head-to-Head: Total- 54, Draws- 19, Arsenal- 15, Liverpool- 20

Last Five Matches: Liverpool beat Arsenal 3-1, 4-0, 5-1 at Anfield on previous three visits and drew twice at Emirates.

Injury Updates:

Liverpool: Alisson is out with calf injury. Klopp confirmed that the Brazilian goalkeeper is off his crutches but decided not to rush him. Naby Kieta is out with a hip injury.

Arsenal: Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka are back and in contention for the team selection.