28 Aug 2022 | 08:49
Liverpool equalized the biggest win in Premier League history when Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz scored twice in their 9-0 thrashing of Bournemouth.
Jurgen Klopp’s men just won the title last season and started the new campaign slowly, with surprise draws against Fulham and Crystal Palace plus Monday’s loss to rivals Manchester United.
Scott Parker warned of a backlash and there was nothing his Bournemouth side could do to stop the humiliation at Anfield, as Liverpool scored their first Premier League win of the season by a record equal rate. green.
The Cherries along with Southampton and Ipswich suffered a 9-0 defeat in the match.
Firmino, starting in place of summer suspension Darwin Nunez, put in a stunning display in the first half, starting with Diaz heading his own pass within three minutes. when starting.
Firmino then set up Harvey Elliott’s first Premier League goal – a superb strike from long distance that should have been the goal of the day that wasn’t Trent Alexander’s stunner- Arnold then.
The Brazilian forward scored that goal and celebrated one of his goals shortly afterwards with a swinging shot across the corner – his first at Anfield since December 2020.
Virgil van Dijk delivered Liverpool’s fifth goal in the first half, with Chris Mepham’s own goal delivering a gut-wrenching punch for the Cherries early in the second half.
Firmino grabbed a second of the afternoon before leaving to a standing ovation.
The goals didn’t stop there, however, as Fabio Carvalho scored his first for the club and Diaz scored the second, but calls for a 10th goal went unanswered.
Here, we take a look at the previous four times when teams scored nine goals in a Premier League game.
Alexandre Jankewitz’s red card within 90 seconds of his first appearance made the Saints difficult from the start. Anthony Martial scored twice while Saints defender Roman Bednarek scored an own goal and was also sent off. Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James are the other scorers.
Southampton had Ryan Bertrand sent off after a tackle on Ayoze Perez led to the opening goal, setting the tone for the night. Ben Chilwell had that goal in the 10th minute and Perez went on to score a hat-trick. Jamie Vardy also had a treble – which ended with a penalty kick in extra time. Youri Tielemans and James Maddison also found the target.
Striker Jermain Defoe has scored five and Aaron Lennon, Peter Crouch, David Bentley and Niko Kranjcar are also on target, with Paul Scharner answering for the visitors.
Andy Cole leads with five goals, with Mark Hughes (2), Paul Ince and Roy Keane also scoring for United against bottom-placed Ipswich at the end of the season.