Liverpool got their first three points of the new season against Bournemouth, despite losing Mac Allister to a red card with a substantial amount of time to go.
Bournemouth started well, taking the lead through Antoine Semenyo in just the third minute after Liverpool lost the ball cheaply in their half.
After 20 minutes of play, Liverpool played with more determination and Luis Diaz equalized with an acrobatic volley in the 28th minute.
Joe Rothwell made light contact with Dominik Szoboszlai just inside the area, and the midfielder played his drama well and the host was rewarded with a penalty.
Mohamed Salah’s spot kick was saved by Bournemouth goalkeeper Neto, but he sent in the rebound, putting Liverpool in front before halftime.
Alexis Mac Allister was then shown a straight red card in the 58th for kicking Ryan Christie’s leg after a late challenge for the ball.
Diogo Jota sealed the deal in the 62nd minute turning in the rebound after Szoboszlai’s deflected shot was palmed away by Neto.
After the game, Jurgen Klopp had this to say:
“Horrible start. Horrible start to the game. I thought the first goal we conceded was offside and a wake-up call. OK, you take that. And then a minute later we conceded a regular goal which is not cool.”
“We needed a few minutes to shake it off and then we were really good. We scored two goals which was really good.”
“The second half it changed completely because all of a sudden we were 10 men but scored the third goal, which is very important in this moment. It gave us energy.”
“It is second match day and tough. It was surprisingly hot today so it was really intense for the boys but we fought through that and didn’t concede anymore, got the three points and that is all that I need.”