Newcastle United star Callum Wilson sends emotional message to Bournemouth after Liverpool drubbing
Callum Wilson sent a message to his former club as Newcastle United travel to Anfield on Wednesday night
Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson sent a sympathetic message to former teammates at A.F.C. Bournemouth after the south coast side's 9-0 drubbing against Liverpool last weekend - as the Magpies prepare to face Jurgen Klopp's side tonight.
Saturday's dramatic scoreline equalled a Premier League record for the heaviest defeat ever recorded as The Cherries struggled to keep a rampant Liverpool at bay in a match that resulted in manager Scott Parker's dismissal.
Newcastle talisman Callum Wilson played for Bournemouth between 2014 and 2020, scoring 61 goals in 171 appearances before moving to St. James' Park.
Speaking on The Footballer's Football Podcast alongside West Ham United striker Michail Antonio, the two mused on the heavy defeat.
Wilson was reluctant to dissect the match too much, preferring to extend a message of sympathy to his ex-teammates.
He said: "It's not nice to see your ex-team suffer such a big defeat. When they score two goals early on, that's when you're looking to your leaders in the dressing room and asking who is going to grab this game by the scruff of the neck and stop the influx of goals.
"Some of them are my friends who I used to play with for such a long time. It's the Premier League, when Liverpool are on it and being as ruthless as they are... Bournemouth weren't at the races on the day and suffered.
"Liverpool needed a reaction at home [having lost to Manchester United in the previous Gameweek]. They're usually title contenders and hadn't had the start that they wanted. Whoever was coming to Anfield for that game was in for a tough afternoon."
Wilson's words come as his current teammates prepare to face Jurgen Klopp's side at Anfield on Wednesday night.
The Magpies striker himself won't feature as he battles a hamstring niggle, but there are hopes that new signing Alexander Isak will make his debut - although United face a last-minute battle to sort a working visa in time for the match.
A win or draw for Newcastle would continue the side's unbeaten start to the Premier League season, with three points potentially taking the side into the top five.
Kick-off at Anfield is at 8 pm this evening with the match being broadcast on BT Sport.