Liverpool began their season in stunning fashion by smashing newly promoted Bournemouth at Anfield, matching the largest victory in Premier League history.
After two draws and a loss against Manchester United on Monday night, manager Jurgen Klopp called his team’s campaign off to a “false start,” but the Reds came back with a vengeance.
Manchester United has won by this margin twice, once against Ipswich and once against Southampton, while Leicester City did the same thing in 2019 against the Saints.
Two goals against the Cherries in the first five minutes gave Liverpool the perfect start, electrifying a boisterous Anfield.
Luis Diaz leapt to forcefully head in and Harvey Elliott curled in his maiden goal in the top level with a beautiful outside-the-box shot.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, a fullback, scored all three goals with a long range strike that Roberto Firmino assisted on.
The Brazilian forward converted a penalty from within the six-yard box acrobatically on the half-hour mark, and Virgil van Dijk headed in the fifth from a corner just before halftime.
When Chris Mepham attempted to deflect the ball into his own goal and Firmino tucked home the afternoon’s seventh goal following a fortunate deflection, things only got worse for Scott Parker’s team.
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After defeating Aston Villa in their first game, Bournemouth suffered their third straight league loss without scoring a goal.