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...And breathe! Game of the season so far, anyone?#AFCvLFC pic.twitter.com/W8kuZjBJRC— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 14, 2016
...And breathe! Game of the season so far, anyone?#AFCvLFC pic.twitter.com/W8kuZjBJRC
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Liverpool begin the Premier League with a well deserved victory as Arsenal suffer a defeat in front of their home fans.
Arsene Wenger definitely needs to start buying defenders as their defence lack experience.
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp will hope that his side can build on this away victory as he looks to bring League glory back to Anfield.
Coutinho's double is enough to hold off Arsenal in this thrilling encounter at The Emirates Stadium.
92' Origi finds space and attacks the area before laying it off for Hendersen. The Liverpool captain strikes the ball which deflects off an Arsenal defender for a corner.
Liverpool take the corner short and Mane holds it up until it goes out for an Arsenal throw in.
Carzola whips in a free-kick and Chambers leaps and heads it past Mignolet.
SEVEN GOALS in this Premier League encounter!
Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool
70: Emre Can replaces Philippe Coutinho who limps off the pitch.#AFCvLFC— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 14, 2016
70: Emre Can replaces Philippe Coutinho who limps off the pitch.#AFCvLFC
Time for Granit...?? Xhaka?? @ElNennyM #AFCvLFC ??2-4? (66) pic.twitter.com/S9tViEOjn8— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 14, 2016
Time for Granit...?? Xhaka?? @ElNennyM #AFCvLFC ??2-4? (66) pic.twitter.com/S9tViEOjn8
Oxlaid-Chamberlain runs past Clyne easily and hits a low strike towards goal. The ball deflects off a defender and swirls passed Mignolet.
Arsenal 2-4 Liverpool
Mane scores on his Liverpool Premier League debut and what a finish that is. Splits Chamberlain and Monreal and puts his left foot through the ball past Cech.
Arsenal 1-4 Liverpool
Clyne whips in a low hard cross after surpassing Chambers on the right and Coutinho runs onto the ball and knocks it passed Cech.
Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool
?? How important might this save from @SMignolet be? #AFCvLFC pic.twitter.com/lpr5rX1oPF— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 14, 2016
?? How important might this save from @SMignolet be? #AFCvLFC pic.twitter.com/lpr5rX1oPF
Great play from Liverpool as Wijnaldum makes his way into the box, turning and crossing.
Lallana chests the ball and on half-volley strikes it past Cech.
Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool
Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool
43' Iwobi steals the ball off Wihnaldum and drives forward. He is brought down by Henderson on the edge of the box and the ref awards a free-kick.
Sanchez takes the free-kick but it hits the wall and goes out for a corner.
Walcott hits the corner in the 18th area and Callum Chambers header goes just wide.
41' Yellow Cards so far...
Arsenal: 37' Francis Coquelin
Liverpool: 26' Adam Lallana, 29' Alberto Moreno, 41' Dejan Lovren
90 seconds later and Walcott sends Arsenal into the lead with a great finish.
Moreno caught out of position as the England winger is in acres of space. Iwobi teases a ball through and Walcott make no mistake this time around.
29' PENALTY SAVED! Walcott misses the chance to put Arsenal ahead.
Mignolet with the SAVE!
20' Both sides making decent half chances with the 'keepers not really making any saves. Liverpool need to threaten Arsenal's defence much more. It is an inexperience defence which Liverpool must take advantage of.
Arsenal must do something about their defence sooner rather than later...
14' Clumsy touch from Ramsey as he is a clear goal scoring opportunity. Moreno jumped to defend a cross which falls perfectly into the path of the Welshman.
However, Ramsey stood on the ball and it just went away from him. He was 12 yards away from goal.
7' Ramsey now with space in a dangerous area and lets loose a strike only for his effort to well handled by Mignolet.
5' Clyne's ball for Mane is too strong as Liverpool look to attack from the right.
Arsenal counter-attacks and Clyne is out of position which Iwobi uses to his advantage. However, nothing coming off the attack as Klavan clears the ball after Iwobi's strong touch.
Mane is really some talent that needs to be watched by Arsenal's young defence.
90+5: Full time! Liverpool manage to scrape through and keep the Gunners out even though they went up 4-1 up just after halftime. What a delightful game to watch! Final score at the Emirates: Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool. Thanks for joining us, until next time...
90+2: Arsenal are piling on the pressure here in search of an equaliser.
5 minutes added onto the second half. There's still time for Arsenal to get a point out of this.
Kevin Stewart replaces Wijnaldum.
Firmino gets so close to slotting the ball into the back of the net. The ball was deflected and Liverpool have themselves a corner.
Klopp won't be happy with how his team have given up a 4-1 lead. He'll try to encourage his side to dig deep and keep the Gunners out now.
Coquelin fouls Wijnaldum which is his second foul since receiving a yellow card. The frenchman is skating on thin ice here.
GOAL!!! Calum Chambers headers the ball home from the dead ball situation. A fantastic cross from Cazorla allows the 21 year old centre back to header the ball home. The Arsenal fans are roaring again! Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool.
This is the first time in 7 years since Arsenal conceded 4 goals or more at the Emirates.
Coutinho comes off with severe cramp to his legs. He's replaced by Emre Can.
Granit Xhaka comes on for Elneny.
GOAL!!! Oxlade-Chamberlain skills through two Liverpool players and his deflected shot beats Mignolet. Arsenal get one back! We're watching a goal fest here today! Arsenal 2-4 Liverpool.
GOAL!!! Sadio Mane scores an absolute beauty of a goal! He makes Chambers and Holding look so slow and rifles the shot from his left boot into the top left corner. Liverpool just keep coming!
Oxlade-Chamberlain on for Iwobi and Cazorla on for an injured Aaron Ramsey. Arsenal's day is just getting worse!
Petr Cech makes an excellent save to stop Coutinho from getting his hat trick! The Merseysiders are all over the Gunners, Wengers men can't get out of their half anymore.
Iwobi gets a yellow card for pulling back on the energetic Mane!
GOAL!!! Coutinho scores another stunner! Liverpool are absolutely dominating this game now. Fantastic cross from Clyne and a perfect touch from the Brazilian wizard. Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool.
Momentum shifts and Liverpool start to pass the ball around with a lot of conviction thanks to their second goal which has put them in the lead.
GOAL!!! Wijnaldum and Lallana link up beautifully and the Englishman takes the ball onto his chest and finishes quite brilliantly. Whatever Klopp said at halftime seems to be working! Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool.
Sanchez gives the ball away cheaply and Coquelin scurries to get the ball back and concedes a free kick on Mane.
Kick off! Arsenal get the second half underway.
Halftime! Both sides go into the break with a goal each. Walcott's opener cancelled out by a brilliant Coutinho free kick. We've got a game on our hands! Second half to follow.
GOAL!!! Coutinho fires an absolute beauty of a free kick past Petr Cech. The whip and accuracy of that strike was absolutely immense. Wonderful goal! Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool.
2 added minutes onto the first half. Liverpool with a free kick and Coutinho looks to be taking this one.
Henderson gives away a corner in a dangerous area but Sanchez's free kick attempt is deflected wide for a corner. Arsenal make nothing of the corner.
Scrappy pass from Chambers and Wijnaldum fails to put enough power on the shot which allows Cech to easily clear up any danger. Liverpool's biggest chance of the game there!
Yellow card shown to Coquelin for a cynical pull back on Mane as he bursts forward.
Firmino has a snapshot at goal but he fires the ball wide. Liverpool manage to work up some good passes and prove that they can also prove to be dangerous.
Arsenal have all the momentum now. The goals seems to have given them a lift and the Liverpool players look slow and tired in comparison to their opponents today.
GOAL!!! Walcott makes amends and after a quick counter attack by Arsenal, he slots the ball past Mignolet to score the opener. Excellent finish from Theo Walcott! Arsenal 1-0 Liverpool.
Mignolet saves the penalty!!! Walcott attempts to place the ball to the keepers right but the Liverpool shot stopper does well to keep it out.
Penalty!!! Moreno fouls Walcott in the box and gives the gunners a chance to get one over them. Terrible challenge from the Spanish left back.
Free kick to Liverpool. Walcott cynically fouls Moreno in a decent position for Liverpool on the left hand side.
Ramsey goes for glory and attempts to catch Mignolet out. The Liverpool goal keeper was way off of his line but the Wales international hits the ball way over the crossbar.
Mane looks to be Liverpool's biggest threat at the moment. He's full of energy and has made some very positive runs forward but his Liverpool teammates are too slow on the ball and can't pick him out.
Iwobi bursts forward for Arsenal but his through ball went to no one and Mignolet cleans up easily. Arsenal are on the front foot again!
Liverpool do well to work the ball forward but Clyne's shot is fired straight into the safe arms of Petr Cech. Arsenal still dominating but Liverpool look to be getting back into the game after a slow start.
Chambers and Holding have started positively in the Gunners defence so far today. Wenger will hope they can see this sort of confidence through the 90.
Excellent movement from Arsenal. Chambers defends well and gets the ball out to Sanchez quickly. Ramsey and Walcott are linking up well too. Liverpool yet to get things going.
Arsenal hold the ball well and put early pressure on Liverpool, earning a corner and giving something for Klavan and Lovren to think about.
Kick-off! Liverpool get the game underway!
The players lineup in the tunnel as they prepare to make their way onto the pitch. This is the fixture we've been waiting for this weekend, it should be an electric game!
Jurgen Klopp will be encouraging his forwards to get at Arsenal's back four today because of the pure inexperience that Wenger has been forced to put out due to injury and fitness concerns after the Euro 2016 competition in the summer.
Liverpool starting lineup: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino, Mane. Substitutes: Grujic, Manninger, Origi, Can, Matip, Stewart, Alexander-Arnold.
Arsenal starting lineup: Cech, Holding, Monreal, Chambers, Bellerin, Sanchez, Ramsey, Iwobi, Coquelin, Elneny, Walcott. Substitutes: Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Xhaka, Ospina, Akpom, Gibbs.
Good afternoon and welcome to the Emirates where Arsenal will take on Liverpool in a mouthwatering fixture on the first matchday of the 16/17 Premier League campaign. Liverpool have won only one of their last nine games against the gunners and will look to pounce on a weakened Arsenal side here today. Team news to follow...
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