​Liverpool made it three wins from three in the Premier League at Anfield, as they beat Arsenal 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.


The opening half hour was end-to-end football, as both sides threatened to take the lead. Nicolas Pepe was leading the way for Arsenal, with some excellent dribbling and a few decent chances as he made his first start for the Gunners.

​Liverpool struck first five minutes before half-time, thanks to a towering header from Joel Matip. Trent Alexander-Arnold whipped it in to the box, and the Cameroonian jumped highest to thump it home and put the Reds in front going into the break.

As the second half began, Arsenal looked like they could get themselves back into the game. That was until just three minutes after the restart, when they conceded a penalty. David Luiz pulled ​Mohamed S​alah's shirt when he was through on goal, and the Reds got a chance to double their lead.


Salah stepped up to take the penalty he won and produced the perfect spot kick, sending Bernd Leno the wrong way and firing it into the top corner. It gave the hosts a comfortable 2-0 lead with over half an hour to play as Arsenal were punished for their poor defending.

Not long after, Liverpool made it three thanks to Salah once again. While his first goal was a picture perfect penalty, his second was a dazzling piece of skill as he burst forward into the box and slotted home to make it three and punish a sleeping ​Arsenal side.

Arsenal deservedly pulled one back in the 85th minute, as substitute Lucas Torreira fired his shot low into the bottom corner. However, it was too little too late for the Gunners, as Liverpool saw out a convincing victory at Anfield.

Liverpool are back in action next Saturday, travelling to Turf Moor to face Burnley. Arsenal face a mouth-watering tie next, with the north London derby as Tottenham visit the Emirates on 1 September.