Liverpool is no longer in trouble because they beat AFC Bournemouth 9-0, which tied a record. Jurgen Klopp’s team broke out of their funk spectacularly. Roberto Firmino was the best player for the home team. He achieved two goals and set up three others, a return to form for the 30-year-old.
All three of Firmino’s assists came in the first half before he scored himself. He set up all three goals before scoring himself. Liverpool also had six different players score. At the beginning of the 2nd half, Chris Mepham scored an own goal, joining Firmino, Luis Diaz, Harvey Elliott, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, and Fabio Carvalho.
After the Reds went three games without a win to start the season, questions about Klopp and his team have been raised. The loss away at a dysfunctional Manchester United made people worry about the depth of the midfield and showed Alexander-weaknesses Arnold at fullback. The German coach’s players responded best when Diaz scored the first goal in the third minute.
Elliott made it 2-0 just three minutes later, and even before that, it was hard to say how much damage would have done to Bournemouth, which had just has promoted. At halftime, the Cherries, coached by Scott Parker, were down by a 5-0. Alexander-Arnold, Firmino, and Van Dijk had all scored, and Andy Robertson had set up Van Dijk just before the break.
When Mepham scored an own goal in the first minute of the second half. Any chance of keeping things fair and winning the second half went out the window. After an hour, Firmino scored to start a late run. Substitute Kostas Tsimikas set up Carvalho and Diaz’s goals to finish the scoring.
Liverpool rout Bournemouth 9-0
Liverpool’s response was strong, even without the suspended Darwin Nunez. With their third 9-0 win since 2019, they came close to setting a new Premier League record of 10 goals. But star player Mo Salah didn’t score or help out, and the Egyptians finished the game on the field.
Even though Bournemouth won’t be Liverpool’s most formidable opponent this season, it’s still impressive that they beat them so severely. If the Reds can be just as brutal against other teams, they might still be able to catch up to groups like Manchester City. Also, be a key player in the UEFA Champions League, as was expected at first.
Klopp said earlier this week that he would bring in a midfielder if the right one could be found and bought before the end of the transfer window. After last season’s disappointment in Europe. This performance and result suggest that adding this player could simultaneously help Liverpool fight on multiple fronts.
Newcastle United, Everton, SSC Napoli, and Wolverhampton Wanderers should give the Merseysiders a better idea of where this season might be going. But the tank isn’t as empty as their early season results led us to believe. On the other hand, Bournemouth hasn’t scored in three straight OKBet Premier League games since beating Aston Villa.