Liverpool came from behind to beat Bournemouth 3-1 in a Premier League match at Anfield on Saturday.
Bournemouth started brightly, causing Liverpool problems before scoring in the 51st second through Jaidon Anthony. The winger took advantage of a mix-up between goalkeeper Alisson Becker and Ibrahima Konate after Trent Alexander-Arnold, making his 200th Premier League appearance, miskicked a ball, but it was ruled out for offside.
Liverpool continued to be sloppy, losing passes and reacting slowly. Bournemouth grabbed the opener in the third minute after Antoine Semenyo fired past Alisson after poor control by Alexander-Arnold.
The Reds seemed to wake up after conceding and went close in the third minute, but captain Virgil Van Dijk’s header struck the bar in the sixth minute. Liverpool continued to press for the equaliser but had another worry in defence after Alisson lost the ball in the eighth minute, his challenge on Anthony earning him a yellow card.
In the 26th minute, Liverpool fans applauded the late Michael Jones, a 26-year-old man, who died while working at rivals, Everton’s new stadium.
Jurgen Klopp’s men then found their leveller in the 28th minute through Luis Diaz. He received a pass from Diogo Jota, and flicked the ball before acrobatically firing past Neto. It was the Reds’ 350th Premier League goal.
Liverpool continued to enjoy the ball and mount pressure, leaving Bournemouth gaffer Andoni Iraola frustrated. Dominik Szoboszlai charged forward for the Reds and was taken down by Joe Rothwell in the box to give his side a penalty.
Mohamed Salah saw his kick saved by Neto, but quickly reacted to the loose ball to put his side ahead in the 36th minute. The Egyptian has now scored 187 goals for Liverpool, overtaking legend Steven Gerrard. The goal was also his ninth in nine appearances against Bournemouth.
Liverpool players were left shocked after Alexis MacAllister was given his marching orders under controversial circumstances after challenging Ryan Christie in the 58th minute. The Argentine midfielder was shocked but walked off the pitch after Van Dijk spoke with the referee. It was his 100th Premier League appearance, and it did not end as he would have wanted.
The deficit left Klopp with no choice but to throw on new signing Wataru Endo. The Japanese was signed just two days ago.
Bournemouth introduced Justin Kluivert and Kieffer Moore to take advantage of the Reds’ deficit but it was Liverpool who scored their third goal in the 62nd minute through Diogo Jota.
Neto had saved from Szoboszlai, but he palmed the shot into Jota’s path, who tapped into an empty net.
Fulham vs Brentford
Fulham were beaten 3-0 at Craven Cottage. Issa Diop’s poor pass to Bernd Leno saw Yoane Wissa intercept and score to put Brentford ahead in the 44th minute.
Bryan Mbeumo doubled his side’s lead in the 66th minute before he bagged another in the second minute of added time to give his side a comfortable 3-0 win.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Brighton & Hove Albion
Wolves ended with their second defeat in as many games after a 4-1 drubbing by Brighton.
Kaoru Mitoma scored a beautiful solo goal in the 15th minute to open the scoring. He then assisted Pervis Estupinan in the 46th minute to double their lead.
Solly March scored in the 51st and 55th minutes to give the Seagulls all three points.
Hwang Hee-chan scored a consolation for Wolves in the 61st minute. Matheus Nunes was sent off in the fifth minute of added time after a second yellow card.