Liverpool cruised to an imposing 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon, with relieved supporters gushing over a stunning team performance.
Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth
Premier League, Anfield
February 9, 2018
Goals: Mane 24′, Wijnaldum 34′, Salah 48′
The Reds returned to their sparkling best at Anfield, bouncing back from consecutive draws to return to the top of the Premier League.
Mohamed Salah‘s 49th league goal for Liverpool made it 3-0 early in the second half, finishing off a superb team move in style.
It was a vital three points in the title race and supporters reacted to the result on social media and our forums.
There were positive feelings about the start Liverpool made and the atmosphere was praised…
— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) February 9, 2019
Incredible levels of pressing from #LFC in the opening minutes. A good atmosphere is helping with that.
— Glenn Price (@GlennPrice94) February 9, 2019
Much better here. Good pressing and movement. Bournemouth being stubborn but keep this up and they'll crack.
— Liverpool Offside (@LFCOffside) February 9, 2019
Loving the loud support!
— Erin Mc (@ErinNYC75) February 9, 2019
Fabinho was a key presence throughout, particularly on the ball…
Fabinho really impressive so far. Great use of the ball.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) February 9, 2019
Fabinho is one of the best midfielders in Europe. If you disagree you have no knowledge of football.
— Utkarsh Joshi (@UtkarshJos) February 9, 2019
Fabinho’s little clipped passes pic.twitter.com/mjxWYo7sjR
— Jimmy (@EntireDesign_) February 9, 2019
“I think I love Fabinho.”
– Alright Now on the forums.
Good start. Fabinho excellent so far. Keita looking more confident.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) February 9, 2019
Fabinho is out here passing like a deep lying Fabregas. Love it.
— Zerubbabel (@KaiserVirtuoso) February 9, 2019
Fabinho is just pure class isn’t he, so so good #LFC
— sam (@elhitmantha) February 9, 2019
“I don’t want Fab to ever come out of the side.”
– Nuekolln on the forums.
Fabinho terrific so far. Midfield has been superb in general.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) February 9, 2019
The influence of returning hero Wijnaldum did not go unnoticed…
We are Gini Wijnaldum Football Club. #Liverpool ????? we would be 7 clear if he was fit for Leicester and West Ham. His influence cannot be underestimated.
— Gini Wijnaldum Football Club (@StrawHatShounen) February 9, 2019
Wijnaldum comes back and Liverpool plays well pic.twitter.com/VzNjPQyt2O
— ? (@die_priye) February 9, 2019
“Can’t say it’s Wijnaldum totally but he seems to be having a positive impact.”
– Adam McAllister on Facebook.
Big difference today with Wijnaldum back ?
— Magic Mo (@SalahxcMane) February 9, 2019
“Gini has made a huge difference.”
– RJK on the forums.
What a difference Wijnaldum makes to that Liverpool midfield. He's turned into a proper baller! Balance, composure and drive on the ball. #LFC
— Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) February 9, 2019
Keita’s much-improved showing impressed plenty…
— David (@DerKopite) February 9, 2019
An hour down, and Naby Keita now on two hockey assists and a press leading to a goal.
But don't worry — he's still a flop and, of course, behind any number of obscure PL midfielders in goals and assists
— Alex Mansfield (@el_mansfield) February 9, 2019
Naby Keita is beginning to find his rhythm; his passes are more adventurous, he’s playing quicker. Bournemouth, admittedly, are standing off him but this is a prime chance to build his confidence ?
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) February 9, 2019
“Keita’s an animal today.”
– 20ATHLONE on the forums.
Naby Keita. Keep it coming fella.
— Steven (@Ste_Halliwell11) February 9, 2019
— Billy Liddell (@Liddellpool) February 9, 2019
“Ladies and gentlemen, Naby Keita has arrived.”
– kopend79 on the forums.
Big bear hug for Naby Keita from Jurgen Klopp. That was a massive step forward for the Guinean midfielder today. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) February 9, 2019
Fans highlighted the importance of the win, particularly the authoritative nature of it…
Just what Liverpool needed this weekend. One of their best performances of the season and a clean sheet. Could have been a lot more than three. 10 day gap until Bayern now.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) February 9, 2019
3-0. Could have been a lot more. LFC very good today. Thought the midfield 3 of Keita, Wijnaldum and Fabinho were superb. Also really lively performance from Firmino. Salah excellent in second half
— keith costigan (@KeithCostigan) February 9, 2019
Crucial 3 pts. Important to get back to winning ways. Anfield less tentative. Far better all round. Could have had many year but a clean sheet is a bonus. On we go.
— Nina_LFC (@Nina_LFC) February 9, 2019
“They proved that they are not nervous,edgy and pressured.”
– Ajeet Ramsurrun on Facebook.
See, we’re still absolutely boss. Now will you all just chill out and enjoy it.
— Ste Davies (@StevenD1977) February 9, 2019
Exactly what was needed. Composed, confident, dominant display. Every man knew his role today and executed it to a tee. Wijnaldum showed just what he gives this Liverpool side. Huge win. #LFCdigest
— Danny Gallagher (@Danny7Gallagher) February 9, 2019
“Exactly the performance and result we needed.”
– Iluvatar on the forums.
An #LFC performance driven by defiance, infused with control, confidence and clarity against the backdrop of a brilliant atmosphere. An authoritative way to respond and return to the top.
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) February 9, 2019
Many were quick to laugh off the ‘bottlers tag’ and talk of a ‘crisis’…
Bottling it never felt so good lol
— Joseph Cousins (@JCuzzy1) February 9, 2019
Superb performance by Liverpool.
Lots of positives. We moved the ball & attacked quickly, defended well & looked angry. A real intensity in our play.
— Jamie Holme (@JamieHolme) February 9, 2019
"Jurgens cracking up"
Is he fuck. The Reds mate.
— Ian Ryan (@Ian1892T) February 9, 2019
I’m confused. How can we be top? I thought City won the league against EFC? #LFC
— Graeme Kelly (@GraemeKelly1) February 9, 2019
Our blip was 11 points from 15
— Kop-Ice (@kopice86) February 9, 2019
— Blood Red Kop (@BloodRedKop) February 9, 2019