Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could be seen saying ‘wow’ as his side needed four to see off Leeds United at Anfield.
The Reds took the lead three times but were pegged back on each occasion by the newly-promoted Whites as the Premier League returned.
Mohamed Salah then netted a late penalty to complete his hat-trick and ensure the champions got their title defence off to a perfect start.
Fans were certainly left entertained by the encounter and it seems the 90 enthralling minutes amazed Klopp too.
At the full-time whistle, the Liverpool boss was spotted saying “wow”, perhaps partly out of relief at getting the three points.
And Klopp elaborated on his feelings, saying: "What a game, what an opponent, what a performance from both teams. A proper spectacle, I loved that.
"It is pretty rare you see that many goals in a game, we have left space for improvement in our defending but that is not unusual for a first game. Our players have played a few days ago for their countries so it is possible.
"The opponent forced us to make mistakes, we can do better, we will do better but I loved a lot about the game against a well-organised, passionate side like Leeds.
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“We used our skills to cause them problems, we could have scored more and in the end we used set-pieces which is fine by me.
"It is not like riding a bike, you can lose something in pre-season and it takes time to all come together again. I am really positive about this game.
“Leeds will have a good season if they can keep up that intensity and they did it in the Championship with more games so why not?"
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While hat-trick hero Salah added: “Without fans it's so tough – especially at Anfield, everybody knows that. But it's a good start for us.
“A tough team, they press high as well, so the intensity was really high. We had a good game.
“We shouldn't have conceded three but this is the game, we have to react for that and we did a good job."
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