Leicester City may be reigning Premier League champions but it was Liverpool who looked like potential title-chasers this afternoon.
Indeed, the Reds started the 17.30 kickoff in emphatic fashion, bagging an early goal through Roberto Firmino and soon following up via winger Sadio Mane.
Admittedly, however, there was a notable hiccup – a woeful pass from Lucas Leiva fell straight to the feet of Jamie Vardy, who unsurprisingly put the ball past Simon Mignolet and into the back of the net.
Nevertheless, Liverpool sustained their dominance throughout and added to the scoreline once again on 56 minutes as Adam Lallana unleashed an absolute belter from just inside the box.
Likewise, Firmino popped up once again in the dying embers of the match, breaking alongside Mane to apply a finish from point-bank range.
It was a fantastic performance to welcome Reds fans to the new-look Anfield, fully equipped with the recently built ‘Main Stand’.
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Some clever play down the left-hand side saw the ball land at the feet of Roberto Firmino. He took one step inside and reversed the ball past a helpless Kasper Schmeichel. Top-class finish.
18 minutes later, summer signing Saido Mane popped up with Liverpool’s second, dinking the ball over Kasper Schmeichel at the far post.
Jamie Vardy wasted no time in getting the ball back to the centre-circle after latching onto a wayward pass from Lucas Leiva and hitting the back of the net. Liverpool’s defenders weren’t quite so pleased.
Adam Lallana opened his arms to the Anfield crowd after scoring one of the goals of the weekend in the Premier League. Although there was still a good half hour on the clock, his strike sealed all three points for the Reds.
Roberto Firmino celebrates in front of the fans after grabbing his second and Liverpool’s fourth goal of the afternoon. Job done.