Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool got their first three points of the season by beating Bournemouth 3-1 on Saturday.
The away side opened the scoring thanks to Semenyo’s goal in the 3rd minute, only for strikes from Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah, who fired home a rebound after missing a penalty, and Diogo Jota in the second half to give all three points to the home side.
Liverpool began its first Premier League campaign without Champions League football since 2016-17 with a valuable draw against Chelsea on the opening day.
Saturday’s result was their first win of the campaign, though it came against a Bournemouth side that offered more than the scoreline reflected.
Luis Diaz’s goal
If there is one thing Klopp’s Liverpool are known for, it is their attacking intensity. Far from their best, the Reds are trying to get back on track. With Luis Diaz, Salah and Diogo Jota playing up front, DDS is taking the place vacated by the classic MSF with Man and Firmino now playing in Saudi Arabia.
Semenyo opened the scoring for the visitors by taking advantage of a mistake by Van Dijk’s at the back. Solanke stole the ball and ended up creating the play that Semenyo finished.
On the half-hour mark, and after several attempts that were well cleared by Neto, Luis Daz received a ball from Diogo Jota, lifted the ball and without dropping it, volleyed it past the Brazilian goalkeeper.
Mac Allister, straight red card on his Anfield debut
Neto saved a penalty from Salah, but the Egyptian fired home the rebound. Jota ended proceedings on a day that was by no means perfect, as Alexis Mac Allister was sent off for a hard tackle on Christie.
Alisson denied Bournemouth from there, as despite playing with an extra man, the away side couldn’t find a way back into the contest.