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.
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.
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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