Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool: Reds go five points clear at the top of Premier League

Darwin Nunez scores for Liverpool
Darwin Nunez has scored 14 goals in 37 appearances for Liverpool and Uruguay this season

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points as an impressive second-half display overpowered Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

In difficult conditions with the onset of Storm Isha, an even first half gave way to another show of Liverpool’s attacking strength as two goals apiece from Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota sealed a deserved three points.

Liverpool hold that lead over Manchester City, Arsenal and Aston Villa – although Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions have a game in hand.

Both sides struggled to create anything worthwhile in the first half but Nunez broke the deadlock four minutes after the break with a composed right-foot finish from Jota’s pass.

Nunez was then involved in the build-up to Liverpool’s second with 20 minutes left, battling to win possession for Cody Gakpo to release Jota, who beat Neto at his near post.

Jota got his second when he initially miscontrolled, but then recovered his poise to send a low shot beyond the Bournemouth keeper.

Nunez added the fourth in stoppage-time, diverting in Joe Gomez’s cross.

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Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Neto
  • 37AaronsSubstituted forat 87′minutes
  • 27Zabarnyi
  • 6Mepham
  • 23HillSubstituted forKellyat 55′minutes
  • 4L CookBooked at 59minsSubstituted forBillingat 83′minutes
  • 10Christie
  • 16Tavernier
  • 19KluivertSubstituted forBrooksat 69′minutes
  • 17SinisterraSubstituted forScottat 55′minutes
  • 9SolankeSubstituted forMooreat 83′minutes


  • 5Kelly
  • 7Brooks
  • 13Marcondes
  • 14Scott
  • 21Moore
  • 26Kilkenny
  • 29Billing
  • 42Travers
  • 43Greenwood


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 84BradleyBooked at 66minsSubstituted forBeckat 83′minutes
  • 5Konaté
  • 4van Dijk
  • 2Gomez
  • 19ElliottSubstituted forGravenberchat 64′minutes
  • 10Mac Allister
  • 17JonesSubstituted forClarkat 83′minutes
  • 7DíazSubstituted forGakpoat 64′minutes
  • 20JotaSubstituted forGordonat 90+4′minutes
  • 9NúñezBooked at 90mins


  • 13Adrián
  • 18Gakpo
  • 38Gravenberch
  • 42Clark
  • 49Gordon
  • 53McConnell
  • 62Kelleher
  • 63Beck
  • 78Quansah

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Source: BBC News

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