Despite a scary start that saw Alisson bat away an early effort, Liverpool regained their form, battering Bournemouth 3-0 at Anfield.

Bournemouth put together a quick strike as Ryan Frasier tested Alisson in the early minutes but that would be about the best chance they would have all afternoon. The visitors’ quick start seemed to spark the home side into life. From that moment, Liverpool responded with their best performance in recent weeks.

It was only a matter of time before the Reds broke through. Sadio Mané and Gini Wijnaldum’s first-half goals had the match all but dusted. Mo Salah added one shortly after the break to ensure the win. However, it was the way that Liverpool flooded forward that dismissed any growing causes for concern. This was a match where the Reds ran rampant on multiple occasions.

Even better than battering their opponents, the defence also improved, looking considerably more certain and solid. The combination of Naby Keita and Fabinho, with the return of Wijnaldum, looked considerably stronger both protecting the backline and starting the attack. Even Joel Matip projected a much secure figure than he has in the last few matches.

It was a welcome victory and clean sheet that sent Liverpool back to the top of the table by three points. Yet, it was the manner in which the side won that should see their courage and confidence surge just in time for another European night on Merseyside.

Here are four findings from the match.