EPL: SALAH scores twice as LIVERPOOL defeat ARSENAL (Match Report; Photos)

Two goals from Mohamed Salah helped Liverpool maintain their perfect start to the season with a 3-1 win over Arsenal at Anfield.

Joel Matip’s header from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner set them on their way just before half-time.

Liverpool doubled their lead three minutes after the break when Mohamed Salah was pulled back by David Luiz in the area and Salah converted the spot-kick.

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The Egyptian scored his second on 59 minutes when he beat David Luiz near the halfway line and advanced to score.

Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both passed up early goalscoring chances for Arsenal, who did reduce the deficit on 85 minutes through Lucas Torreira.

Liverpool’s club-record 12th consecutive Premier League victory keeps them top with nine points from three matches.

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Next fixtures
Liverpool: 31 Aug v Burnley (A)
Arsenal: 1 Sep v Spurs (H)

Match officials
Referee: Anthony Taylor Assistants: Gary Beswick; Adam Nunn Fourth official: Jonathan Moss VAR: Stuart Attwell Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday.

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