As responses go, Liverpool’s was emphatic. A 9-0 win against Bournemouth after three games to forget was what was desperately needed. And fans enjoyed the show.
Jurgen Klopp issues a rallying cry on Friday, saying it is “us against the rest of the world,” and that mentality was shown from the off at Anfield.
An own goal straight after the break brought up number six, with Firmino, Diaz and Fabio Carvalho then going on to make it NINE, Liverpool’s biggest Premier League win and the joint biggest in the top flight.
The win was emphatic, ruthless and merciless. Exactly what Liverpool fans had hoped to see.
Emphatic in all areas. Liverpool back to putting down the big statements when backs are up against the wall. Interesting final few days of the transfer window ahead .. #LFCdigest
— Danny Gallagher (@Danny7Gallagher) August 27, 2022
Winning 9-0 after picking up three terrible results is as much of a cliché statement win as you’re ever likely to see.
— Josh Williams (@DistanceCovered) August 27, 2022
That’s what you call a response, ruthless from Liverpool. I’ve missed this feeling ?
— Joanna Durkan (@JoannaDurkan_) August 27, 2022
5 goals, about 10 subs, various stoppages, and just 4 minutes added. But that's me being picky ?. A perfect afternoon in so many ways, with various teenagers starring, and the goals flowing. Tons of players missing, but the ones who were fit were outstanding today.
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) August 27, 2022
There are very, very few things I've yearned for in my life more than th e tenth there hahaha.
Unquestionably wanted that more than I've ever wanted them to win a domestic trophy.
— Daniel Austin (@_Dan_Austin) August 27, 2022
— ?? Priyesh Soni ?? (@iampriyeshsoni) August 27, 2022
As poor as Bournemouth were, Liverpool were v impressive. It felt a lot more like a Liverpool performance with their intensity & attacking threat back! Great win! #LIVBOU
— Jamie Holme (@JamieHolme) August 27, 2022
No doubt Bournemouth were accommodating opponents today but that is still a truly remarkable performance from Liverpool. It's also a result that could kickstart their season after a patchy start.
— David Lynch (@dmlynch) August 27, 2022
I dunno who the hell those lads were in the first three games, but that WAS Liverpool.
Three assists from full-backs, goals from set pieces, intensity to beat the band and Firmino running it back to 2019.
Bournemouth are awful, but, man, that was enjoyable.
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) August 27, 2022
What a scoreline from Anfield! 9-0!
Oh me of little faith…
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) August 27, 2022
Just very funny really. pic.twitter.com/2e10YNeEfS
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) August 27, 2022
Talk about a way to get your first win! It just makes you wonder where this Liverpool performance has been hiding in the first few weeks of the campaign.
With the spotlight only shining brighter on the Reds’ woes, the three points are huge with the schedule now to resume its relentless pace with the Champions League now on the horizon.
NINE goals. Simply incredible.
Up the Reds.