Mac Allister saw red card in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory against Bournemouth

Liverpool won their Premier League match against Bournemouth quite easily, with Jurgen Klopp’s team scoring three times to secure all three points. The hosts’ victory was tempered significantly by Alexis Mac Allister’s red card in the second half for a violent tackle. Mohamed Salah scored and had again another memorable afternoon.

Mohamed Salah moved past Steven Gerrard in the all-time Liverpool goalscorers list, as he helped his side to an entertaining 3-1 win over Bournemouth.

It was a game that had a bit of everything, an early lead for Bournemouth, a record-breaking goal, a red card and potentially a new star – Dominik Szoboszlai – announcing his status to Anfield.

Bournemouth twice had the ball in the Liverpool net in the opening three minutes, both due to Trent Alexander-Arnold mistakes as the full-back made his 200th Premier League appearance.

After Jaidon Anthony’s early finish was ruled out for offside, Liverpool ignored the warning signs and allowed Anthoine Semenyo to finish with a powerful drive to Alisson’s right.

It took Liverpool half an hour to wake up but they hit two in nine minutes thanks to Salah and an acrobatic finish from Luis Diaz.

The home side never looked back from there, despite Alexis Mac Allister’s red card for an aggressive tackle on Ryan Christie – Diogo Jota reached Szoboszlai’s rebound to finish the encounter after the Hungarian had a fantastic game in midfield.

Bournemouth came out the blocks much quicker and after Alexander-Arnold played the ball past Allison for Anthony’s disallowed opening effort, Liverpool didn’t learn their lesson.

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The full-back would go off with an ankle injury later on, and was robbed in midfield in the lead-up to Bournemouth’s goal, allowing Semenyo plenty of time and space to score.

But it was all downhill from there for the visitors. Liverpool began getting a foothold in the game just before the half-hour mark and Diaz scored with an audacious finish, flicking a rolled cross up with his right foot before finishing over his head to give Neto no chance in the Bournemouth goal.

And with Liverpool pouring forward it wasn’t long before they hit their second – Szoboszlai making the most of slight contact with Joe Rothwell to earn a penalty that Neto initially reached, before Salah speared in the record-breaking rebound.

Bournemouth rode their luck to complete the first half only a goal behind, and Andoni Iraola’s pep talk was ineffective. With Cody Gakpo and Jota both going close before the hour mark, the Portuguese striker gave the ideal answer to Mac Allister’s red card by scoring on the rebound of Szoboszlai’s deflected attempt.

Waturo Endo made his Liverpool debut but had a quiet game, while Hamed Traore was the star player off the bench but couldn’t help the visitors score again.


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