It’s started! Did you miss it? Theo tripping over the ball in front of the goal? Coquelin living on the edge of a red card for 60 minutes? So exciting!

How to rate the players after a match like that? Arsenal don’t make anything easy.

Petr Čech – 6

That first goal he conceded was definitely unstoppable but he perhaps could and should have reacted better for others, generally didn’t look too convincing to me today.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Petr Cech of Arsenal fails to stop the free kick by Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Hector Bellerin – 6.5

Bellerin did okay but nothing much.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool is tackled by Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Rob Holding – 6

It was Rob’s Premier League debut that I’m sure should have come a lot later in the season but oh well. He had to do better in some situations but I *can* understand. Saw a tweet saying he played on his level – Championship, and that might be close to the truth.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Rob Holding of Arsenal is closed down by Emre Can of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Calum Chambers – 6.5

Oh man. I struggled with this rating. He scored a goal although he barely touched it. He had a few horror passes and I was generally worried about our defence. Definitely not looking good.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Calum Chambers of Arsenal scores his team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Nacho Monreal – 6.5

Nacho was like Hector but maybe slightly more involved. Had the most touches out of any Arsenal players.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Nacho Monreal of Arsenal is tackled by Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Francis Coquelin – 6

He got to play for 90 minutes when I hoped he’d stay in the changing room after 45 minutes. Always on the verge of 2nd yellow, doing typical Coquelin tackles, and half injured (according to reports).

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Francis Coquelin of Arsenal is challenged by Jordan Henderson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Mohamed Elneny – 6.5

Elneny was good and I wish he had stayed on. He was decent in midfield but didn’t do much to make a difference. Still amazed how we got him so cheap (#positives).

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal takes on Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Aaron Ramsey – 6.5

Aaron sadly got injured, hopefully not too serious. He looked good, created attacks and had a shot or two on goal but nothing special.

Theo Walcott – 6.5

Another one I struggled with. Won a penalty, missed a penalty, scored a great goal, then more or less disappeared until he tripped over the ball in front of the goal. Walcott. That’s the special rating everyone understands.

England

Alex Iwobi – 6.5

Iwobi provided a great assist for Theo’s goal and even got a yellow before he was sadly injured. He played okay and maybe could have done even more if he wasn’t forced to get off.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool is closed down by Alex Iwobi of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Alexis Sanchez – 6

Alexis Sanchez is not a striker. He was invisible most of the time and struggling when he did get the ball.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal reacts after the Liverpool goal scored by Philippe Coutinho during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

SUBS

Santi Cazorla – 7

Yes, I’m giving the best rating to the sub. Santi had TWO assists in half an hour and I’m baffled why he didn’t start. Our best midfielder at the moment.

Granit Xhaka – 6

Not a stellar debut for Granit Xhaka and probably a good decision he didn’t start in the end. No shock he got a yellow card as well. He will get better.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6.5

Ox scored our 2nd goal while we were moaning about Liverpool’s 4th. He was his usual self. Maybe should have started due to great pre-season he had.