Premier League giants, Liverpool have ended their poor season campaign start after thrashing Bournemouth 9-0 over the weekend.
Jurgen Klopp called for a reaction from his side, who were in 16th place at the start of the day after being held to draws against Fulham and Crystal Palace as well as a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday, and Liverpool duly delivered, with Luiz Diaz and Harvey Elliot netting inside 10 minutes.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino scored a quick-fire double either side of the half hour mark before Virgil van Dijk struck on the stroke of half-time in a heavily one-sided affair.
Firmino, Fabio Carvalho and Diaz netted further goals in the second half to secure a nine-goal victory, equalling the Premier League record for biggest winning margin. The feat has previously been achieved twice — first, when Leicester City won 9-0 against Southampton in October 2019, and again when Manchester United repeated the scoreline against Southampton in February 2021.
Klopp’s side seemed to realise they were on the cusp of setting Premier League history — no team has ever scored 10 goals in a match — and Liverpool pushed for another, even being denied a penalty moments from time, but could not find the net once more.