Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth, 27 August 2022

Score9-0 to Liverpool
RefereeStuart Attwell
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAnfield
Attendance53,328
Kick-off: 3.00pm Premier League Head to Head Played: 11 Liverpool won: 9 Drawn: 1 AFC Bournemouth won: 1 Liverpool scored: 36 AFC Bournemouth scored: 8 Liverpool had now won the last seven meetings by an aggregate score of 28 goals to one (all Premier League).

9 Liverpool

Manager: Jürgen Klopp

0 AFC Bournemouth

Manager: Scott Parker

Goals:

Luis Díaz 3 G
Harvey Elliott 6 G
Trent Alexander-Arnold 28 G
Roberto Firmino 31 G
Virgil van Dijk 45 G
Chris Mepham own goal 46 OG
Roberto Firmino 62 G
Fábio Carvalho 80 G
Luis Díaz 85 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Defender Joe Gomez
Defender Virgil van Dijk
Defender/Midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold
Defender/Midfielder Fabinho
Defender/Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Defender/Midfielder Andy Robertson
Midfielder Harvey Elliott
Midfielder/Forward Luis Díaz
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Midfielder/Forward Mohamed Salah

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mark Travers
Defender Chris Mepham
Defender Marcos Senesi
Defender Adam Smith
Defender Jordan Zemura
Midfielder Ryan Christie
Midfielder Lewis Cook
Midfielder Jefferson Lerma
Midfielder Marcus Tavernier
Midfielder/Forward Jaidon Anthony
Forward Kieffer Moore

Substitutions:

Fábio Carvalho for Harvey Elliott 46
James Milner for Roberto Firmino 69
Kostas Tsimikas for Andy Robertson 69
Stefan Bajcetic for Jordan Henderson 70
Bobby Clark for Trent Alexander-Arnold 83

Substitutions:

Philip Billing for Ryan Christie 46
Dominic Solanke for Adam Smith 46
Ben Pearson for Lewis Cook 77
Emiliano Marcondes for Ben Pearson 82
Owen Bevan for Chris Mepham 82

Cards:

Cards:

Adam Smith 35 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Adrián
Goalkeeper Harvey Davies
Defender Stefan Bajcetic
Defender Nat Phillips
Defender/Midfielder James Milner
Defender/Midfielder Kostas Tsimikas
Midfielder Fábio Carvalho
Forward Bobby Clark

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Neto
Defender Owen Bevan
Defender James Hill
Defender/Midfielder Jack Stacey
Midfielder Philip Billing
Midfielder Ben Pearson
Midfielder/Forward Christian Saydee
Forward Dominic Solanke

Comments:

League position: 8th In equalling the competition record for the biggest-ever win in the Premier League, this was Liverpool's biggest win since a 9-0 victory against Crystal Palace in League Division One at Anfield on 12 September 1989. This was now the second time in their history that the Reds had five different goalscorers in the first-half of a competitive game; also against Higher Walton at Anfield on 3 September 1892 in the Lancashire League. [c/o Michael Reid] After conceding the opening goal in their preceding seven games in the Premier League, they scored two goals in the opening six minutes of a game in the division for the first time since 3 March 1996 in a 3-0 win against Aston Villa.

Comments:

League position: 16th After four games of the season, Manager Scott Parker was sacked three days after this game. It became the earliest managerial dismissal in the Premier League since Javi Gracia parted company with Watford in 2019-20 (also four games). This loss equalled newly-promoted AFC Bournemouth's heaviest-ever defeat; also 9-0 at Lincoln City in League Division Three on 18 December 1982. The Cherries had now conceded 16 goals in their last three games in the Premier League. Their goal difference of -14 was now the worst-ever after four games of a season in the top division. Adam Smith became the first player to be shown a yellow card in each of the first four games of a season in the Premier League since James Perch of Newcastle United in 2010.