Luis Diaz scored his sixth Premier League goal at Anfield against Bournemouth in his 10th appearance there. Only one man in the Premier League era scored more in their first 10 at home for Liverpool. Roberto Firmino became the first Liverpool player to get a hattrick of assists in the first half of any match in the Premier League era? Or that the Reds had five different scorers in the opening 45 minutes of a game for the first time since their very first competitive match in 1892?
Diaz’ first strike at Anfield saw him run onto a perfectly weighted pass through the Norwich backline from Jordan Henderson, which allowed him to dink the ball past Angus Gunn and into the Kop end net. After drawing a blank against Leeds and West Ham, the number 23 then opened the scoring against Manchester United from the edge of the six yard box.
It was the highest xG value chance of his Premier League career to date (per Understat) and was put away with aplomb. Where the first Anfield goal was generated from a delivery into the box, this came from a Salah pass across it.
Diaz’ next two league goals on home turf were the most similar from his six. He struck from 23 and 21 yards against Tottenham and Crystal Palace respectively, in both cases turning a deficit into a 1-1 draw. That leaves his Bournemouth brace, which topped and tailed the goal scoring on a remarkable afternoon.