Liverpool beat Bournemouth 3-1 in Premier League

Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota scored a goal each for Reds

By Web Desk
August 19, 2023
Mohammad Salah celebrates goal against Bournemouth in Premier League - Twitter/@LFC

Virgil van Dijk-led Liverpool beat Bournemouth 3-1 in their Premier League clash at Anfield on Saturday.

Despite taking an early lead in just the third minute, Bournemouth fell short in front of counterattacks from the Reds.

The Reds, who drew 1-1 at Chelsea in their opener, were shocked by Bournemouth in the third minute when Trent Alexander-Arnold lost possession in a dangerous area before Semenyo fired the south-coast club in front.

Following the dismal start, Liverpool grew into the contest and Luis Diaz got the breakthrough with an acrobatic volley in the 28th minute. Mohammad Salah then hammered home a follow-up shot after his spot-kick was saved to make it 2-1 in the 36th.

Liverpool kept up the pressure in the second half and scored their third goal through Diogo Jota, despite having gone down to 10 men just before the hour mark when Alexis Mac Allister was shown a straight red card for a high tackle on Joe Rothwell.