What happened the last time Liverpool met Arsenal in their opening Premier League game

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Joe Cole was sent off on his Liverpool debut as Arsenal sealed a last gasp draw.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Wednesday morning saw the Premier League officially announce their fixtures for the 2016/17 campaign.

As usual, the opening day was where every fan looked to as they found out whether their side had been handed a good or bad start to the season.

Liverpool fans will not be pleased with what they were handed, as the travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Reds have not won there since August 2011 when they ran out 2-0 winners, courtesy of an own goal from Aaron Ramsey and a late strike from Luis Suarez.

But what happened the last time that the two sides met on the opening day of the new Premier League season?

We decided to find out, and headed a year further back to 15 August 2010 to find out.

Referee Martin Atkinson (L) shows Liverpool's Joe Cole (R) a red card

That afternoon saw the two sides play out a 1-1 draw at Anfield as Joe Cole endured a debut he would rather forget.

The midfielder had been heralded as a coup for the club when signed on a free transfer from Chelsea that summer.

However, his debut was a frustrating one as he struggled to get into the game, before a lunge on Laurent Koscielny saw him shown a straight red card.

Liverpool had taken the lead though, with Javier Mascherano sliding in David N’Gog's cross, who somehow beat Manuel Almunia at his near post.

That goal had looked to seal all three points for the Reds too as they held Arsene Wenger’s side at bay in the second half.

However, it proved to not be the case as an 89th minute cross from Tomas Rosicky was headed against the post by Marouane Chamakh and Pepe Reina contrived to put the ball into his own net and hand Arsenal a point.

Liverpool's Jose Reina during the game

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