Liverpool have responded in style to match the Premier League biggest win ever after humiliating Bournemouth 9-0 in Saturday’s English topflight encounter at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have their worst start to a Premier League season in a decade after losing 2-0 to arch-rival Manchester United on Monday at Old Trafford.

Liverpool got off to the perfect start as Luis Diaz rose to powerfully head home and the impressive Harvey Elliott curled in his first top-flight goal with a sublime strike from outside the box within five minutes of the game.

Trent Alexander-Arnold thumped a long-range shot into the top corner, with all three goals assisted by Roberto Firmino.

And it didn’t take long for the fourth to arrive as Roberto Firmino finished from Mohamed Salah’s deflected cross three minutes later.

Virgil van Dijk’s towering header ensured there was no respite for the Cherries, who handed Liverpool their fifth before the end of the first half.

It went from bad to worse for Scott Parker’s men in the first minute of the second half when Chris Mepham stretched to divert the ball into his net before Firmino scores his 100th goal for Liverpool by tapping in Robertson’s in-swinging cross from the right.

Summer signing Fabio Carvalho volleyed in with eight minutes left for number eight and Colombia winger Diaz headed in the ninth to complete an incredible, historic win.

For Bournemouth, the rout was their third consecutive league defeat without scoring a goal after beating Aston Villa in their opening game.

The win sees Liverpool equal Manchester United and Leicester City after Red Devils have achieved this margin of victory twice against Ipswich in 1995 and Southampton last year,  while Leicester City did likewise against the Saints in 2019.

Liverpool host Newcastle and Bournemouth entertain Wolves in the Premier League on Wednesday.

 

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