Liverpool came through an early-season credential test with flying colours as they comfortably claimed all three points against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Jurgen Klopp was rightfully delighted with the performance and the victory as his side controlled much of the match before two second-half Sadio Mane goals sealed an important win.

With much of the summer discussion surrounding Chelsea and their incoming stars, Klopp’s side made an early statement to prove that they remain the team to beat.

The Reds dictated much of the play throughout the first half as new arrival Thiago Alcantara watched on from the bench.

Moments before half-time the game’s biggest flashpoint arose following a wonderful pass from Jordan Henderso which found the run of Mane, who was getting to the ball ahead of Andreas Christensen and an onrushing Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Christiensen, bereft of an alternative, hauled the Senegalese forward to the ground, resulting in a justified sending off after the VAR asked referee Paul Tierney to check the monitor after he originally booked the centre-back.

After the break and the introduction of Thiago, the Reds’ stepped up their domination and Mane broke the deadlock from a header.

Shortly after, frustrated with his own pass, the former Southampton man chased down Kepa and forced a horrendous error to make it 2-0.

Chelsea were given chance to get back into the contest from the penalty spot when the debutant Thiago inadvertently caught Timo Werner’s heels, however, Alisson Becker got down low to save Jorginho’s spot-kick.

Here’s how we rated the Reds as they put down an early marker…