Liverpool retained their five-point lead at the top of the table as they became the first team to win their opening six Premier League games in successive seasons with a fiercely-fought victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The Reds looked on course for an easy win as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s magnificent free-kick and Roberto Firmino’s header gave them complete control at the interval.
Chelsea, who had been denied an equaliser when Cesar Azpilicueta’s close-range effort was ruled out for offside by VAR, bounced back and made Liverpool fight every inch of the way to maintain that perfect record.
Tammy Abraham missed a handful of chances to increase his tally of seven goals this season, and the returning N’Golo Kanteset up a grandstand finish with a superb strike in the 71st minute.
But Jurgen Klopp’s pacesetters held on, surviving missed chances from Michy Batshuayi and Mason Mount.
However, The Reds remain at the top of the English league with 18 points while Man City in second position with 13 points.