Liverpool fails in the return of the Premier

Darwin Núñez celebrates his first Premier League goal in a Liverpool shirt. / AFP (Justin Tallis)

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Arsenal opened the championship with victory in their visit to Crystal Palace, Tottenham thrashed Southampton and Chelsea won by the minimum at Goodison Park


The Premier League is back for another season and it has done so with its first surprise. Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool, brand new champion of the Community Shield, stumbled in their debut against newly promoted Fulham, not being able to get past the draw at Craven Cottage.

The 'red' team suffered its first puncture of the course, although it did so on a positive note. This was put by Darwin Núñez, for whom Liverpool has disbursed 75 million euros plus 25 in variables in a record transfer. The Uruguayan, who made his debut in the championship starting from the bench, was key by scoring and assisting Salah to rescue a point in the return of the English competition.

A championship that Crystal Palace and Arsenal inaugurated on Friday with a victory for the Londoners by 0-2, debuting the 'gunner' points locker. Brazilian attacker Martinelli was responsible for scoring the first goal in what many consider the best league in the world, closing the result with an own goal from Marc Guehi.

Who did not give rise to cabals was Tottenham, another component of the 'Big Six', who thrashed Southampon in the premiere against his people. The 'Spurs' saw how their rival got ahead on the scoreboard, although the joy did not last for ten minutes for those from the south of England when Sessegnon achieved the goal that equalized the match. The final 4-1 makes him a serious candidate to be the first leader of the season.

Chelsea did not fail either, adding their first three points after the Abramovich era. A solitary goal from Jorginho from the penalty spot was enough for the 'blue' team to win Goodison Park against Everton for a legendary London team like Frank Lampard. The match marked the debut of Marc Cucurella, the third most expensive signing for a Spanish footballer, just one day after his arrival at Stamford Bridge was announced.

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Another of Saturday's surprises was given by a newly promoted Premier League player. Bournemouth beat Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa, an English football legend, on his return to the top flight. The villains, one of the main agitators of the market with the arrival of Diego Carlos and the purchase of Coutinho after his loan, were unable to open their scoring account.

For their part, Leeds United beat Wolverhampton, turning Podence's opening goal around with goals from Spanish striker Rodrigo Moreno and Aït-Nouri's own goal. Newcastle also beat a British football legend like Nottingham Forest, who returned to the Premier League after 23 years of waiting.

On Sunday it will be the turn for the two Manchester teams. Manchester United will host Brighton at Old Trafford for Ten Hag's Premier League debut in charge of the Red Devils and with Cristiano Ronaldo's future still unclear. Meanwhile, Guardiola's Manchester City will begin their title defense with a visit to West Ham.

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