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Liverpool new signing Alexis Mac Allister gets red card on Anfield debut against Bournemouth

Liverpool new signing Alexis Mac Allister received a red card on his Anfield debut in Saturday’s clash against Bournemouth

But despite being reduced to 10-men, the Reds went on to seal a thrilling 3-1 success against the Cherries

The victory will likely give the Merseyside outfit a huge confidence boost ahead of their tricky away fixture at Newcastle United, available to watch via Liverpool live streams

Andoni Iraola’s side made a superb start to the game and claimed a shock lead on three minutes through Antoine Semenyo. 

But the hosts made a stirring comeback as Luis Diaz reduced the deficit from close range before Mohamed Salah netted another after his penalty was saved. 

The Reds looked on course for a routine victory at the break but they suffered a big blow when Mac Allister was sent off in the 58th minute for a high challenge on Ryan Christie. 

The Argentine was left surprised for being handed such a harsh punishment for a 50/50 challenge. 

Commentators Gary Lineker, David Maddock and Jan Aage Fjortoft all took to social media to criticise the referee’s decision. 

However, despite being a player short for the remainder of the match, Jurgen Klopp’s side added another goal on 62 minutes, with Diogo Jota taking advantage of Neto’s poor goalkeeping to make it 3-1. 

Bournemouth failed to make their numerical superiority count as they slumped to a disappointing defeat. 

Last week, Liverpool played out a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in their opening Premier League fixture. 

Diaz’s opener was cancelled out by Axel Disasi in the first-half as the two sides held out for a point each at Stamford Bridge.

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