Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth: The Reds equal EPL record as they crush the Cherries
Liverpool’s 9-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday, was hard fought at Anfield. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Liverpool arrived at the match looking pick up points after losing their last match 2-1 to Manchester United. Bournemouth, on the other hand, lost 3-0 in the last match they played against Arsenal. As the table looks today, Liverpool are in 8th place in the table and have 5 points while Bournemouth sit in 16th with 3 points after 4 matches.
It was an impressive opening from The Reds, with an early goal from Luis Diaz in the 3rd minute. The momentum was now with Liverpool, who then scored again through a goal from Harvey Elliott in the 6th minute to establish a 2-0. Liverpool looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Trent Alexander-Arnold at the 28 minute mark to establish a 3-0. Liverpool looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Roberto Firmino, at 31 minutes to establish a 4-0. Liverpool looked to have the match under control when they scored again, thanks to a goal from Virgil Van Dijk at the 45 minute mark to establish a 5-0. The Reds then scored once more and increased their lead thanks to a calamitous own goal from Chris Mepham just before halftime, to take a 6-0 lead into half time.
Liverpool continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, when Roberto Firmino found the net again at the 62 minute mark. The momentum was now with Liverpool, who then scored again through a goal from Fabio Carvalho at the 80 minute mark to establish a 8-0. Liverpool then netted once more and increased their advantage thanks to a 2nd effort from Luis Diaz just before the final whistle with a final score of 9-0.
Substitutions for Liverpool included Fabio Carvalho, Kostas Tsimikas, James Milner, Stefan Bajcetic and Bobby Clark for Harvey Elliott, Andy Robertson, Roberto Firmino, Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, repectively. Bournemouth brought on Dominic Solanke, Philip Billing, Ben Pearson, Emiliano Marcondes and Owen Bevan, to replace Adam Smith, Ryan Christie, Lewis Cook, Ben Pearson and Chris Mepham.
The referee booked one player from Bournemouth, Adam Smith.
|Liverpool:||Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold (Bobby Clark, min.83), Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Andy Robertson (Kostas Tsimikas, min.69), Fabinho, Jordan Henderson (Stefan Bajcetic, min.70), Harvey Elliott (Fabio Carvalho, min.46), Roberto Firmino (James Milner, min.69), Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz|
|Bournemouth:||Mark Travers, Marcos Senesi, Jefferson Lerma, Chris Mepham (Owen Bevan, min.82), Adam Smith (Dominic Solanke, min.46), Lewis Cook (Ben Pearson, min.77), Ryan Christie (Philip Billing, min.46), Jordan Zemura, Kieffer Moore, Marcus Tavernier and Jaidon Anthony|
|Goals:||Luis Diaz (1-0, min. 3), Harvey Elliott (2-0, min. 6), Trent Alexander-Arnold (3-0, min. 28), Roberto Firmino (4-0, min. 31), Virgil Van Dijk (5-0, min. 45), Chris Mepham (6-0, min. 46), Roberto Firmino (7-0, min. 62), Fabio Carvalho (8-0, min. 80) and Luis Diaz (9-0, min. 85)|