Arsenal v Liverpool was clearly the game of the weekend.
A clash between two title contenders, and on the opening weekend as well. Mouthwatering stuff.
After Arsenal took the lead following some vintage Alberto Moreno defending, Liverpool fans started to worry – but they need not have bothered.
The Gunners were leading 1-0, and then came Coutinho, Lallana, Coutinho again and Mane, before Arsenal got two goals back and pushed the Reds all the way for the three points, to no avail.
The internet loved it:
Moreno was not a popular guy:
What's more useful? RT for chocolate teapot, Like for Moreno pic.twitter.com/eYuxYFE3XB
— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) August 14, 2016
moreno….the top knot though, if you have them hairstyles you better perform!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) August 14, 2016
Gary Neville: "You might as well start the game a goal down with Moreno at left back." pic.twitter.com/Goi0IJZQUY
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 14, 2016
Walcott meanwhile atoned for his errors:
Arsenal fans, you do realise with every goal that Theo Walcott scores, Arsène Wenger won’t see the need for a new striker. Fun and games!
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) August 14, 2016
Now that is how you bounce back from missing a penalty. Walcott with a tidy finish.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 14, 2016
Look forward to Arsene Wenger using that Walcott goal as a reason why Arsenal don't need to buy a striker
— The Football Ramble (@FootballRamble) August 14, 2016
Coutinho > Life itself:
Two weeks of transfer window left to keep Coutinho here. pic.twitter.com/1XzWpaPRkG
— Paul (@Kolology) August 14, 2016
I love how valued and appreciated Coutinho is at Liverpool. Way better than being a bench player at a club able to currently win more cups.
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStats2) August 14, 2016
It’s our year:
What the hell did Klopp say to #LFC at half time? This second half performance is absolute scenes!
— Alex Watt (@AlexWatt187) August 14, 2016
— Riku Riihilahti (@rikuriihilahti) August 14, 2016
It's our year 🙌🏻😂😂
— ben (@ben_pope97) August 14, 2016
Can't wait for Wenger to come out and say "Judge me in 2020."
— Freddy Dennis (@ArsenalBlogz) August 14, 2016
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) August 14, 2016
60 minutes into their first game of the season and were already seeing Wenger Out …. LOVE IT !
— Brandon (@BrandonStout7) August 14, 2016
It ended goals, goals, goals
0 – Number of Premier League defenders who bothered to turn up for pre-season training. Leaky.
— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) August 14, 2016