Mohamed Salah against Arsenal (Image Courtesy Getty Image)

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah scored twice as the Reds thrashed Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield to maintain their position at the top of the English Premier League table.

Jurgen Klopp’s men maintained their 100 per cent record in the process as Arsenal, the only other side in the top flight to win their first two games, succumbed at Anfield.

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Joel Matip put Liverpool ahead with a powerful header from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner four minutes before the interval.

In the 49th minute, after a moment of madness from new signing David Luiz, who needlessly dragged Salah back in the area, the Egyptian drilled home a penalty and then embarrassed Luiz again out on the touchline at the start of a dazzling run that ended with a low, curling finish into the bottom corner just before the hour.

Arsenal substitute Lucas Torreira pulled one back late on, but nothing was getting in the way of Liverpool’s 12th successive Premier League victory.

They equaled their best sequence in the top flight under Kenny Dalglish between April and October 1990.