Liverpool showed no mercy on Saturday as they hammered Bournemouth 9-0 to register their first win of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
The Reds struggled in the first two matches of the season after selling their star player Sadio Mané to Bayern Munich in the summer with hopes of replacing the Senegalese with Luis Diaz.
Aside signing Diaz as replacement for the African Player of The Year, Liverpool were also leaning on Mo Salah and Diaz combination to make an impact on the EPL this season.
Salah, who lost the African Player of The Year award to Sadio Mané did not score in this 9-0 thrashing of Bournemouth.
Luis Diaz and Roberto Firmino both scored a brace in the match with Virgil van Dirjk, Trent, Elliot and new kid on the block Fábio Carvalho all scoring a goal each.
Bournemouth defender Chris Mepham scored an own goal which made the score 9 without any reply or consolation goal from the visitors.
The 9-0 hammering of newly promoted Bournemouth by Liverpool on Saturday at Anfield equaled the record for the biggest-ever Premier League victory.
The last time Liverpool scored nine goals in a single Premier League game was against Crystal Palace in September 1989 (9-0), and today’s victory was their joint-biggest in league history (also 9-0 v Crystal Palace in 1989 and 10-1 v Rotherham Town in 1896).
One unexpected finding is that despite scoring nine goals, Salah did not register a goal or an assist despite featuring in the game.
He did, however, overlook a few sitters; hopefully, these may appear on Match Of The Day at a later time, but there won’t be much room or time to exhibit these.
With this margin of victory, Liverpool tied a Premier League record, and Bournemouth suffered a joint-record defeat.
It was a magnificent Anfield afternoon, and what a response from Liverpool to Monday’s loss to Manchester United.
The Klopp then started chanting “we want 10,” but it was ineffective. Really, it should have been, and it was pretty amazing that this beating didn’t involve Salah, who squandered two excellent opportunities.
Parker appeared stunned, but Klopp was obviously overjoyed and relishing the celebrations as the final whistle blew. He won’t quickly forget this day.