Liverpool storm to 9-0 win over Bournemouth to equal Premier League record, kick-start campaign

Liverpool ended their wait for a win in the Premier League this season in emphatic style, netting five goals in the first-half as they thrashed Bournemouth 9-0 at Anfield on Saturday.

"We had to prove a point to ourselves," Klopp said. "We were not happy with how we played so far this season, but we had good moments in those games.

Jurgen Klopp called for a reaction from his side,  and Liverpool duly delivered, with Luiz Diaz and Harvey Elliott netting inside 10 minutes.

Diaz got Liverpool off to a lightning-fast start, nodding home Firmino's inviting cross to the back post on three minutes.

Elliott added a second three minutes later as he struck a drive shot from the edge of the box into the bottom-left corner.

Alexander-Arnold got in on the action on 28 minutes with a screamer, rifling into the top corner from just outside the 18-yard box before Firmino, who had assisted the first three goals, netted one of his own

Van Dijk scored Liverpool's fifth just before half-time with a powerful header from an Andy Robertson corner to round off a comfortable first-half.

The first-half performance stood as Liverpool's biggest lead at half-time in the Premier League era but Klopp's side refused to show mercy.

Mepham's own goal just after half-time sent Liverpool six ahead

Firmino netted Liverpool's seventh on 62 minutes when he bundled the ball home from close range.

Carvalho slotted home a Konstantinos Tsimikas cross on 82 minutes to record Liverpool's eighth before Diaz struck five minutes from time.

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