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Sadio Mane 9, Alisson 9, Alexandre Lacazette 7: Liverpool v Arsenal player ratings

Premier League champions claim a 3-1 win over the Gunners at Anfield

Liverpool extended their perfect start to the Premier League season on Monday night with a 3-1 win over Arsenal at Anfield.

Alexandre Lacazette put the visitors in front on 25 minutes after a rare error from Andrew Robertson, but Liverpool were level three minutes later when Sadio Mane tapped in Mohamed Salah's parried shot.

Liverpool grabbed the lead soon after when Robertson made amends by finishing a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross that evaded the Arsenal defence.

Arsenal had numerous chances to pull level, particularly through Lacazette, who squandered two one-on-ones, and Liverpool punished the Gunners' profligacy when substitute Diogo Jota, on for his debut, scored in the 88th-minute.

Defending champions Liverpool move on to a maximum nine points from the first three games, while Arsenal suffered their first defeat of the league season.

Assessing the individual performances at Anfield, Nick Judd has provided his player ratings in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next slide, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: September 29, 2020 08:31 AM