The Gunners were cruising toward a dominant victory when Mesut Ozil put them 4-0 up in the 74th minute after two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and one from Danny Welbeck already had them comfortably in front at the Emirates on Thursday.
The Uruguayan global was heavily involved against Vorskla as he dictated play from the deep-lying midfield role and helped Arsenal ease in to a commanding 3-0 lead thanks to a Danny Welbeck header and a sublime double from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
They managed to grab a second with the final kick of the game, with Vyacheslav Sharpar scoring an nearly identical goal.
Nothing quite says "European hangover" like a 1-1 draw - unable to threaten too much, unable to keep a clean sheet; four nothing games that saw Liverpool drop numerous points they'd have expected to take with them.
The visitors bagged a consolation goal two minutes later as Lichtsteiner went from hero to zero after giving the ball away on the edge of the box, allowing Volodymyr Chesnakov to pounce and fire past Leno.
"We want to compete for every competition like we did a year ago, and we wanted to start well this time", Van Dijk was quoted as saying by beIN Sports.More news: Prince Harry Panics When He Runs Into Queen Elizabeth
'In the last 20 minutes we needed to be better on that competitive aspect. We need players and need to give minutes to players.
"We are speaking before each match to take a mentality of "don't concede chances easily", he added.
Bernd Leno of Arsenal sits on the bench before the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Arsenal FC at Cardiff City Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.
"That's why I think Liverpool have been better in Europe as opposed to the Premier League". We both can improve and it's still going. It looks like he has an issue with his lower hamstring behind the knee; we think it might be a neural thing but we'll check in the morning to see if it's settled down.
"It is good for many players".