Today: June 19, 2024
January 21, 2024
1 min read

Jota, Nunez doubles extend Liverpool lead to five points

In the absence of Mohamed Salah, Liverpool showcased their dominance with a commanding 4-0 victory against Bournemouth on Sunday, extending their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points. Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez stepped up in Salah’s absence, securing a crucial win against a Bournemouth side that had lost only once in their previous nine games.

Facing a resilient Bournemouth in the first half, Liverpool kept the hosts at bay before turning on the style after halftime. Jurgen Klopp acknowledged the need for a change, and the team responded brilliantly in the second half, putting pressure on Bournemouth and scoring some remarkable goals.

The breakthrough came in the 49th minute when Jota’s precise pass set up Nunez, who exhibited composure to slot the ball into the far corner. Substitutes played a significant role, with Cody Gakpo assisting Jota for the second goal, effectively sealing the match 20 minutes from time.

Jota secured his brace with a bit of luck, capitalizing on a rebound from his initial effort to drive the ball low and hard across the goal. Nunez, who had struggled to find the net recently, gained confidence from his earlier goal and sealed the victory by expertly meeting Joe Gomez’s cross in stoppage time.

Reflecting on the win, Jota emphasized Liverpool’s depth, stating, “We have world-class players, and when we have them, it’s easier. But we are Liverpool, so when we don’t have them, we still have a good team.”

Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola acknowledged Liverpool’s intensity, noting that not matching it makes the task difficult. The defeat leaves Bournemouth contemplating the adjustments needed in their approach.

Despite Manchester City having a game in hand, Liverpool’s resurgence this season positions them as a formidable threat to City’s title defense. After a challenging season that saw Liverpool slip to fifth place the previous year, there’s a renewed sense that Klopp’s side is once again a major contender for the Premier League crown.

Previous Story

Germany’s Cry: stop far-right’s deportation plot

Next Story

Lagos orders ban of “takeaway packs”

Latest from Blog

NLC, TUC picket IBEDC in Ogun

Members of the organized labour in Ogun State on Monday protested against the federal government’s elimination of power industry subsidies and hike in electricity

Ogun CJ frees 3 inmates

As part of its efforts to decongest correctional facilities across the Ogun state, the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has granted amnesty to

Two killed in Ogun cult clash

Two persons have been reportedly killed on Sunday in a cult clash in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. The victims, allegedly members of the Eiye

Ogun evacuates, rehabilitates destitute

The Ogun State government has begun evacuation and rehabilitation of destitute with mental disorders who constitute environmental nuisance to communities across the state. Hon.

Pelican valley lights up Ogun communities

Pelican Valley estate has installed industrial solar lights in over ten neighboring communities in Ogun state. The community includes Kobape, Egbeda, Galatia, Masha, Mosunmore,

Ogun  IPAC gets new chairman

Comrade Sanyaolu Abayomi of Action Alliance ( AA) has emerged as the newly elected Chairman of  Inter-Party Advisory Council ( IPAC) in Ogun State.  The

OGHA passes N703.02Bn 2024 budget

The Ogun State House of Assembly has on Thursday passed N703,028,013,431.64 as the Year 2024 Appropriation bill. The bills which was earlier presented to

Ogun set to distribute 5000 CofO

The Ogun state government will distribute 5000 Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) to beneficiaries on Friday, December 1 2023. According to a statement
Go toTop

Don't Miss

Premier League: Arsenal snatch 1-0 victory over Man United, igniting title race

The breakthrough came in the 20th minute when Leandro Trossard

Arsenal decisively defeat Chelsea, strengthening their lead in the EPL

The match kicked off with a bang as Leandro Trossard