Southampton aimed a hilarious dig at their fierce rivals Bournemouth after the Cherries lost 9-0 at Liverpool on Saturday.
Scott Parker’s side had a challenging afternoon from start to finish. It took Liverpool just two minutes to score the opening goal, Luis Diaz heading in from a Roberto Firmino cross.
Harvey Elliott then added a second goal on six minutes to give the Reds full control over proceedings. But it would get far worse for the visitors.
A 46th-minute Chris Mepham own goal then set the tone for the second half. Diaz, Firmino and Fabio Carvalho – scoring his first goal for the club – then netted to seal a 9-0 victory for Jurgen Klopp‘s side. The German boss said Liverpool “had to prove a point” after their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Monday. They did just that.
The result equalled the Premier League record for the highest winning margin. Manchester United have won 9-0 on two previous occasions, beating Ipswich Town and Southampton. Leicester City also secured a 9-0 victory back in 2020, defeating Southampton. No team has ever scored 10 goals in a single Premier League game.
Southampton troll Bournemouth, themselves after 9-0 defeat
The Saints have the ignominy of appearing twice on the above list. It was that fact that led to them poking fun at their rivals following their heavy defeat.
On the day that Southampton ended their unwanted record of being the only club from the south coast to lose 9-0 in a Premier League game, they responded in perfect fashion.
They posted the popular Spiderman meme, where Spiderman points and stares at his double. The logos of Bournemouth and Southampton were superimposed onto the image.
After the 9-0 result was confirmed, Southampton told Bournemouth: “DM us if you need to talk.”
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side also lost on Saturday, tasting defeat to Manchester United. However, the Saints kept the score down to 1-0, and showed plenty of fight in what was ultimately a disappointing afternoon.
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