Liverpool stuns Arsenal, Ibrahimovic stars for Man United

Granit Xhaka has been left out of the starting line-up for Arsenal's first Premier League match of the season against Liverpool after Arsene Wenger named Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin in midfield.

James Milner and Daniel Sturridge could miss Liverpool's Premier League opener against Arsenal on Sunday due to injury, manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday. Mane then capped off an impressive debut with a goal reminiscent of his strikes at Southampton - driving at the defence before a fierce finish. "It was hard work but a deserved win in the end".

Buoyed by that equaliser, Liverpool tore into their hosts after the break and scored three times in the first 18 minutes. "I'm always under pressure because I want to win every single game and that's part of the game".

Brazilian playmaker Coutinho scored a stunning 25-yard free-kick and a neat volley either side of half-time before hobbling off in the second half, but Klopp said he had just been suffering from cramp.

With 15 minutes remaining, Calum Chambers's header set Liverpool nerves jangling further but Klopp's men held on to get their campaign off to a victorious, if not altogether convincing, start. Roberto Firmino put Liverpool ahead early, before Aaron Ramsey equalised for Arsenal just moments later.

After Liverpool cam from behind to put four goals past Petr Cech in the Arsenal goal, Wenger was forced to admit his need to strengthen. We prepared well the players we have in but I think you have to consider we have been a bit unlucky as well.

Liverpool, meanwhile, boasted some 63 million pounds ($81.5 million, 73 million euros) of new players in Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Ragnar Klavan.

With Leicester beaten on Saturday, statistical analysts Opta said it was the first time since 1953 that the English champions and runners-up had both lost their opening games of the following season.

But Wenger, no stranger to introducing new signings slowly, clearly feels he needs more time to adapt before he chucks him into the Premier League from the start and didn't bring him on until the 67th minute. We showed them too much respect first half.

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