Debutant Diogo Jota on target as Premier League Champions Liverpool beat Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield to maintained their perfect start to the season.

Alexandre Lacazette capitalised on Andrew Robertson’s mistake to give Gunners a surprise lead on 25 minutes of the game.

However, some minutes later, Liverpool were back on level terms, though, as Sadio Mane tapped home from close range after Bernd Leno parried a Mohamed Salah shot into his teammate’s path.

Robertson made amends for his earlier mistake with a goal to put Liverpool ahead at the break, settling a lovely cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold with his chest and clipping the ball past Leno for the 2-1 before half-time.

Lacazette spurned a glorious chance to draw an improved Arsenal level midway through the second half and his miss was compounded on 88 minutes when summer signing Jota’s first goal for the club sealed a third straight win of the season for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The result lifts the champions above Merseyside rivals Everton on goal difference into second in the Premier League, while Arsenal remain fifth after tasting defeat for the first time.

The two sides meet again on Thursday in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup

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