Liverpool ended their wait for a win this season by dominating the first-half and having an emphatic 9-0 game against Bournemouth. Liverpool netted five goals (according to CNN), with Sadio Mane making an appearance on the score sheet.
Liverpool called for a reaction from their side, who were in 16th place before today’s match. Luiz Diaz and Harvey Elliott scored the goals for Liverpool after just 10 minutes of play.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino each scored a quick, two-goal blank at the end of the first half. Van Dijk scored again at the last minute of the game. It was a very one-sided game.
The ball was played to Diaz by Alexander-Arnold in the 48th minute after Bournemouth defender Chris Mepham turned into his own net.
Firmino and substitute Fabio Carvalho scored goals in the second half to make it a nine goal victory, tying the Premier League record for biggest margin. This has been achieved 3 times before- twice by United and once by Leicester City.
Liverpool was not satisfied with their performance so far this season, but they were satisfied with some games.
Two wonderful goals, that led to the win.
“Throughout the duration of the football game, our team did not stop scoring and kept up a steady pressure on the other team.”
Jurgen Klopp replaced James Milner with Fabinho, a midfielder, in the team that lost to United.
Diaz enters the match and nods home a cross in 3 minutes. Three minutes later, Elliott finds the goal as he shoots from outside of the box into the bottom-left corner.
Toby The Ox assisted the first three goals and also scored a goal. He started off with a screamer, which he rifled into the top corner from just outside the 18-yard box. Then on 28 minutes, Dejan Lovren netted one of his own, a volley at the back post.
Van Dijk scored Liverpool’s fifth just before half-time as he rounded off a comfortable first half.
Liverpool’s lead at half-time was the biggest in Premier League history, and their first time scoring 5 in a first-half in 1958. However, after leading by so many points, they refused to show mercy.
Liverpool continued to score, led by Mepham. In the second half of the match, Firmino netted Liverpool’s seventh by finding a close-range opportunity.
Liverpool scored their eighth goal off a Konstantinos Tsimikas cross on 82 minutes earlier. Diaz finally scored Liverpool’s ninth with five minutes left in the game.
Liverpool didn’t find the net for a second time in the game. They seem to have realized they are on the cusp of making Premier league history, as no one has ever scored 10 goals in a football match before.
“It was a humbling experience what has happened today,” Bournemouth manager Scott Parker said.
The coach wants to make a decision about the transfer market quickly.