Nicolas Pepe has ended Virgil van Dijk’s incredible defensive streak that had stood for almost 18 months.
Arsenal’s record signing dribbled past the Dutchman becoming the first player in 50 Premier League games to do so.
Newcastle’s Mikel Merino had been the last player to pull off such a feat for Newcastle in March 2018.
Van Dijk’s record had been a regular topic of conversation last season as he continued to be a commanding influence in Liverpool’s defence.
The Reds defensive solidity has not be as prominent so far this term with Jurgen Klopp’s side yet to keep a clean sheet heading into the Arsenal clash.
Both Norwich and Southampton managed to breach the Liverpool defence and Arsenal are aiming to be the third team to do so.
Pepe and his partner in attack Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has caused Van Dijk and co plenty of issues at Anfield.
The Gunners £72m recruit continuing to offer problems with his pace and willingness to run in behind.
He has also proved to be more than capable with his feet, much to Van Dijk’s frustration.
The likes of Eden Hazard and Marcus Rashford tried to dribble past last season’s PFA Player of the Year, but were unsuccessful.
Van Dijk’s impressive stat even extended to his exploits in Europe with Lionel Messi failing to dribble past the defender.
Gabriel Jesus managed to do so during Manchester City’s Community Shield victory over Liverpool earlier this month.