Liverpool equalled the Premier League’s record winning scoreline by emphatically beating AFC Bournemouth 9-0 at Anfield on Saturday to seal a first top-flight victory of 2022-23.
Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth (2022)Manchester United 9-0 Southampton (2021)
Leicester City 9-0 Southampton (2019) Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town (1995).
It’s a record-equalling win as the Reds notch their first victory of the season. Roberto Firmino stood out with two goal and three assists, as well as Luis Diaz, who also bagged a brace.
Roberto Firmino today reached the milestone of 100 goals in all competitions for Liverpool FC.
Liverpool have scored nine goals in a single top-flight game for the first time since September 1989 vs Crystal Palace (9-0), while today’s win was their joint-biggest in their league history (also 9-0 v Crystal Palace in 1989 and 10-1 v Rotherham Town in 1896). Spectacular.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool struck twice in the opening six minutes to set the tone for the afternoon, with Luis Diaz heading in from a Roberto Firmino centre before Harvey Elliott swept in with a wonderful first-time effort from the edge of the box soon after.
9-0 win against Bournemouth, Jurgen Klopp celebrated the biggest ever competitive win of his coaching career.
Jurgen Klopp believed his Liverpool squad had a point to prove to themselves in their stunning 9-0 Premier League victory over AFC Bournemouth at Anfield.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 27, 2022
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said,”I loved the start most from the whole game. We didn’t hesitate today. We won the ball back high. We had bodies in the box. We scored some wonderful goals from all areas and didn’t stop. It was 5-0 at half-time. How often does it happen that a team take their foot off the gas? We just wanted to have a 100% satisfying experience we can use going from here.”
“we had to prove a point – we had to prove a point for ourselves. After a short pre-season with mixed results; good performances and less good performances, which is completely normal for a pre-season. Having an absolute highlight that early in the season and playing really good stuff [against City] and then dropping for some reason.
I know how it sounds when you lose a game and then you try to explain and it’s always the same, each manager in the world is a fantastic entertainer when you win football games… when you have to answer questions when you lose a game you try to find explanations, and obviously they sound like excuses or whatever. And that’s why the public part of my job is not important, it’s just what’s the conclusion for us and that’s why I said we had to prove a point for us.
We were not happy with the way we played; we had good moments in nearly all the games. We showed things which we are strong at and other things where we have to improve and that’s what we had to do today, but you cannot make a list and take them all off the list step by step. You just have to give the game a proper direction and that’s why I loved the start today so much. We didn’t hesitate, we didn’t hold anything back, we just went into the game full flying, put them under pressure, had the battles in the right areas in the box, around the box, bodies in the box, second ball situations, go again, and these kinds of things. Yes, counter-attacking threat, of course, but that’s the risk you have to take.
We cannot do everything in the same moment and then you get this early goal and the second; two wonderful goals… how we played it, how we were positioned, the finishing, the set-up – all brilliant. And we kept going, scored different goals and, obviously, always with the same purpose; [to] keep going, put them under pressure, don’t stop. And then it’s 5-0 for half-time and I couldn’t respect more what Scott is doing at Bournemouth in not the easiest circumstances how I can see from outside. So… half-time for us was important that we again keep going, because it’s early in the season and it’s not for us now to control it a little bit and let them score one and have this kind of bitter taste after a wonderful afternoon, so then you get out [of the] blocks again with 6-0 and everybody scored and we could bring on the kids, which deserve it so much, so we could rotate if you want at the start of the most busy period I have experienced. I can say it already before we have played, it will be crazy.
In the end it was the perfect football afternoon for us, lot of different goalscorers, all these kind of things, so, wonderful goals, fantastic situations and we know we needed something like that. We had bigger chances in other games and didn’t use them – that’s the nature of the thing. But at one point you need, I think Fabio had an easier situation against Palace if I’m right, he had a volley where the whole goal was open and now today he takes a volley and it’s in. So, yes, he knows he can do that, we all knew it before and now we can go from here,” Jurgen Klopp said.