James Milner scored a stoppage-time penalty to give Liverpool a dramatic 2-1 victory over Leicester City at Anfield on Saturday.

Milner calmly slotted home from 12 yards out to maintain the Reds' 100 per cent start to the Premier League campaign.

The affair looked to be heading towards a draw after James Maddison's 80th-minute finish cancelled out a first-half opener from Sadio Mane.

Here are five talking points from a breathtaking match...

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A HUGE win

The relief exhaled when the final whistle sounded told you everything about the importance of the three points on offer.

For the third Premier League match in a row, Liverpool emerged victors by a one-goal margin. This was by far the most dramatic out of the three.

The Reds looked set for a frustrating draw as the game creeped into injury time. Then Marc Albrighton was adjudged to have brought down Mane in the penalty area.

Milner's wait to take the resulting spot-kick was made even longer by a VAR check, but the No.7 displayed nerves of steel to send Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way and secure the victory.

Jürgen Klopp's satisfaction at the end was clear to see as he gave the Kop three fist pumps for the first time this season.

Taking stock

Eight wins from eight, at least five points clear at the summit and possessing an almighty spring in their step.

That's how Liverpool find themselves as they enter the second international break of the campaign.

'Let's carry on' will be the message relayed by Klopp when his side return to club action - and they do so with a trip to Manchester United on October 20.

Bring it on.

A day of landmarks for Mane

Just when Liverpool needed it in the first half, up stepped Mane with his 50th Premier League goal for the club to become the 10th different Red to reach that figure in the division.

He did so on the 100th top-flight outing of his Liverpool career as he found the back of the net for the eighth time this season.

Clinical finishing, sublime link-up play and a tireless work-rate - what a player.

Determined Dejan

Dejan Lovren was part of the Reds' backline for only the second time this term, with the other occasion the Carabao Cup victory at MK Dons.

The Croatian slotted in seamlessly as he led the team for aerial duels won and clearances, as well as passing accuracy among the starters.

Neutralising a threat

Jamie Vardy has often been a thorn in Liverpool's side. The 32-year-old has put seven Premier League goals past the Reds - and only Andy Cole and Thierry Henry have scored more.

But Vardy's influence on proceedings here was extremely limited. By the end of the 90 minutes, he'd had just 21 touches of the ball. Adrian did well to snuff out his only real opportunity in front of goal in the 65th minute.

It was a job well done for the Liverpool defence and those cutting off the supply lines further up the field.