Liverpool Blanks Bournemouth, Regain Premiership's Top Spot

Published on 9-Feb-2019 by srijan213

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Liverpool Blanks Bournemouth, Regain Premiership's Top Spot

It was time to reclaim ground at Anfield this weekend.

Since the Reds lost possession of first place to Manchester City last Wednesday on goal difference, Jürgen Klopp's charges needed to find their winning ways again.

Dudes did so with a 3-0 triumph against those pesky Cherries from Bournemouth.

The 'Pool's manager thought his side had lost a bitta zip on forcing the counters that were so productive for most of the season.


It was the visitors who could've scored an early goal though, as Ryan Fraser threatened Alisson Becker in the 4th minute.

And that was the peak of their offense for the day.


That left the way clear for Liverpool to dominate the match, and true to Klopp's wishes, dudes spent the afternoon in constant attack mode. 

They got on the board in the 24th minute, through Sadio Mané. James Milner got the ball down the right side and crossed to the Senegalese international, who headed home past Artur Boruc:


Ten minutes later, the hosts doubled their lead.

Andy Robertson picked Georginio Wijnaldum outta the crowd. The Dutch midfielder moved inside the box and classily looped a nine-iron over Boruc:


What could've been better executed than that?


Of course. Maybe in mid-May.

After the break, Liverpool replicated what they did in the first half, which led to their wrapping up the game in 48th minute, through Mohamed Salah.

Naby Keita received the pass, saw Roberto Firmino running behind Bournemouth's defense, and picked the Brazilian out. Dude cleverly assisted Salah in a backheel move. The Egyptian got into the box and slotted a low efforthome into the corner:


Now, the baton passes again to Manchester City, who can jump the Reds again by defeating Chelsea tomorrow.

As long as Liverpool has a game in hand, the race could go on like this for a while.

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