Liverpool got their first win of the season in style, recording the Reds’ biggest ever Premier league win and equalling the competition’s biggest ever win.
Diaz 03′ (Firmino)
Elliott 06′ (Firmino)
Alexander-Arnold 28′ (Firmino)
Van Dijk 44′ (Robertson)
Mepham OG 46′ (Alexander-Arnold)
Firmino 61′ (Robertson)
Carvalho 80′ (Tsimikas)
Diaz 85′ (Tsimikas)
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After the worst league start since 2012, the arrival of newly promoted Bournemouth at Anfield could not have been better timed.
There was just one change to the team that started the defeat to Man United with Fabinho coming in for James milner in midfield.
Liverpool began with the intensity that was missing at Old Trafford, flying into a 2-0 lead inside six minutes.
The opener arrived when Luiz Diaz headed in Roberto Fermino’s cross in the third minute, then Harvey elliot doubled the lead with a lovely curled strike from the edge of the box.
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Liverpool looked fluid and it should have been three when some lovely play from Elliott, linking with Fabinho and then Firmino set up Salah for an open goal five yards out but his stretched leg couldn’t put the ball in.
It was, though, 3-0 before the half-hour, when Trent was given room on the edge of the box and he unleashed a rocket of a strike from 20 yards into the top corner.
And it didn’t take long for the fourth to arrive, Firmino finishing from Salah’s deflected cross three minutes later – Bobby’s first Anfield league goal since December 2020!
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It was 5-0 before the break, Van Dijk heading in Robertson’s corner.
Five nil, five different scorers and Salah not among them!
The last time Liverpool led 5-0 at half time in a league game, it was the 1958/59 season!