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Klopp's smile returns in Bournemouth win

By Charles Cornwall

Klopp's smile returns in Bournemouth win

Liverpool secured their first Premier League win in four games at Anfield.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was all smiles again as his side beat Bournemouth 9-0 at Anfield in the Premier League matchday 4 fixture. The manager said his side showed what they are all about, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.

The Reds produced an impressive attacking display in L4, with Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz scoring twice each, while Harvey Elliott, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Fabio Carvalho also scored, plus an own goal from Chris Mepham.

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According to the German manager, his side needed to prove a point to themselves after a short pre-season with mixed results; good performances and less good performances, completely normal for a pre-season, having a peak so early in the season and playing really well [against City] and then going down for some reason.

The players' response

Klopp said he knows what it sounds like when you lose a game and then you try to explain it and it's always the same, every manager in the world is fantastic when they win football games, he said adding that when you have to answer more questions is when you lose a game and you try to find explanations.

"In the end it was a perfect afternoon of football for us, a lot of different scorers, all these kind of things, so, wonderful goals, fantastic situations and we know we needed something like that," Klopp added. 

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