This season’s English Premier league is turning out to be an exciting tournament since its inception as giant clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool both failed to register victories in their opening games.
After routing hapless Bournemouth 9-0 at Anfield on Saturday, Jurgen Klopp was overjoyed to see his Liverpool team appear more like they have in previous seasons and also the Reds equaled the largest win in Premier League history by smashing the newly promoted Cherries on Merseyside to kick off their season in dramatic manner.
Why did Jurgen Klopp appear in an interview with less enthusiasm?
After his team’s Premier League record-equaling 9-0 win against Bournemouth on Saturday, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp stated he didn’t want to “humiliate” the Cherries and the German manager had demanded a response from his team after they were held to draws against Fulham and Crystal Palace, as well as a thrashing defeat to Manchester United last week.
The rapturous Liverpool boss elegantly hid his emotion by quoting, “It was about keep going” and replied to the journalists with a great appraisal of his squad members.
Apart from greater admiration, the Merseyside manager mentioned few goalscorer from yesterday’s victory but also regretted for Mo Salah who could not join the party.
Following last weekend’s humiliating defeat at the Old Trafford, Liverpool responded by scoring five goals in the first half, including two in the first ten minutes of the game, and four more in the second half, with six individuals scoring.
Under pressure Jurgen Klopp showed a great relief after Bournemouth’s victory and thus said, “We scored wonderful goals. The game settled and we kept scoring. It was about keep going,”
The German manager also said, “Not to humiliate Bournemouth, we couldn’t respect them more. It’s about putting the opponent under pressure. I could bring on the kids, they deserve it so much. Harvey is a special player, wonderful goal. Everything was perfect pretty much.”
It was only the fourth occasion in the Premier League history when a club won 9-0 and Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United became the first team to do so, defeating a dismal Ipswich team at Old Trafford in March 1995.
Fans of the Premier League had to wait more than 24 years for the result to be recorded again and it came when Leicester thrashed Southampton away from home at St Mary’s and United defeated Southampton 9-0 at Old Trafford 16 months later.
Alexander-Arnold’s stunning finish in the first half was the goal of the day at Anfield when the right-back exchanged a wonderful one-two with Roberto Firmino before unleashing a long-range strike that smashed into the top corner of Travers’ goal.
Liverpool is now seventh in the Premier League rankings after picking up just two points from their opening three games and on next Wednesday evening, the Merseyside team will face Newcastle, who are unbeaten so far this season.