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.
The No.9’s second effort against AFC Bournemouth at Anfield brought up the landmark of a century since Firmino joined the club from German outfit Hoffenheim in the summer of 2015.
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.
Trent Alexander-Arnold rasped in a third just before the half-hour mark, finding the top corner from distance, before Firmino nudged in the fourth moments later from a deflected cross.
Virgil van Dijk headed in from a corner prior to the break and Chris Mepham turned an Alexander-Arnold cross into his own net seconds after the restart as Jurgen Klopp’s side furthered their advantage. Firmino then grabbed his second, profiting after Mark Travers failed to hold an Andy Robertson shot.
Fabio Carvalho claimed his first goal for the club when he volleyed in from Kostas Tsimikas’s lay-off and Diaz headed in Liverpool’s ninth – and final – goal before the conclusion to equal the division’s record win.
Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold said,”We’ve taken our chances today. We started the game really well, which is what we need after the defeat on Monday – we wanted to come out of the blocks very fast, be on the front foot straight away. We needed that”