Manchester City, Liverpool Start Premier League Strong

Mohamed Salah scored the  first goal for Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah scored the  first goal for Liverpool.

Premier League kicked off on Sunday and the dominant clubs of the previous season, Manchester City and Liverpool started with win.

Last season Premier League title winner Manchester City beat Arsenal 2-0 at the gunners’ house, Emirates Stadium. Liverpool turned the home stadium Anfield into a hell for West Ham United, finishing the match 4-0, Reuters reported.

The City, attempting to become the first team since Manchester United in 2009 to retain the title, was too good for an Arsenal side playing under new Spanish manager Unai Emery.

Emery said his team would need more time to adapt to his tactical approach but maintained there were some positive signs in the 2-0 season-opening loss to Manchester City.

Arsenal’s energetic pressing in the midfield area had City on the back foot in the second half, but lapses in concentration in defense proved the host is still in progress.

Last season’s Premier League top scorer Mohamed Salah was on target again as Liverpool began its campaign with an easy win at home to West Ham.

The Egyptian gave Juergen Klopp’s side the lead after 19 minutes from Andy Robertson’s precise low cross.

West Ham’s new manager Manuel Pellegrini gave debuts to five of their 10 close-season signings, but his revamped team rarely threatened Liverpool’s expensive new Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson.

Poor defending cost them a second goal just before the interval by Sadio Mane who also added a third after 53 minutes from an offside position. Substitute Daniel Sturridge made it four just seconds after coming to the pitch.

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