Georginio Wijnaldum made his debut in a memorable win for Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey
Georginio Wijnaldum was named in the starting line up as Liverpool earned a stunning 4-3 win away to Arsenal.
The Dutchman though was a peripheral figure as teammates Coutinho and Sadio Mane took the spotlight, and he did not have the individually dominant display he would have wanted.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Arsenal's Hector Bellerin
The Reds paid £25m to sign Wijnaldum from Newcastle, a high price given his inconsistency last season.
Wijnaldum netted 11 times for the relegated Toon to finish as their top goalscorer, but struggled in away games, failing to find the net.
For this match away at Arsenal he played 88 minutes of the 4-3 win, with a low point being deflecting an effort into his own net.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Barcelona's Aleix Vidal
Wijnaldum touched the ball 51 times, and created two chances for his side, and will be glad to have made the move to the Reds' exciting side after a tough time competing at the bottom end of the table last season.
His performance did not impress Newcastle fans however, who felt they got superb value for money with the transfer, and viewed it as Wijnaldum going missing in another away fixture.
Here is a look at what fans had to say...
Newcastle United (@TFS_Newcastle) August 14, 2016
Wijnaldum is loos lost out there. Was same way 2nd half of season for Newcastle. Thanks for the £20m Liverpool. #NUFC— #NYisRED (@Dan_Mortensen17) August 14, 2016
I’m just shocked that wijnaldum has gone missing in an away match. #NUFC— Daniel (@dgustkey) August 14, 2016