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Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Premier League latest score, goals and updates

LIVERPOOL 0-0 BOURNEMOUTH

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Robertson, Matip, van Dijk, Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita, Fabinho, Salah, Mane, Firmino

Bournemouth XI: Boruc, Cook, Ake, Rico, Smith, Lerma, Gosling, Surman, Ibe, King, Fraser

  • Mohamed Salah starts for Liverpool, Xherdan Shaqiri injured

LIVERPOOL 0-0 BOURNEMOUTH

18: Liverpool swarming now. James Milner is doing a terrific job down the right flank when drawing the defender and freeing Mohamed Salah. He picks out Sadio Mane but Steve Cook makes a last-ditch tackle to deny the winger yet another Anfield goal.

15: Liverpool turning the screw now as Boric is tested. Sadio Mane slips it through to Roberto Firmino, who forces a decent save from the Bournemouth stopper from an acute angle.

13: Wooosh! Fabinho lays it down the right flank for Mohamed Salah, who cuts inside before firing a curling effort over the crossbar. Quite similar to the stonker he netted against Everton last season.

Brief pause in play while Ryan Fraser receives some treatment after a collision with Fabinho.

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Premier League latest score, goals and updates

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Premier League latest score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

11: Mohamed Salah has clear instructions to target Steve Cook. The Egyptian embarrassed the defender at the Vitality Stadium earlier this season and he fancies his chances again today.

8: No sign of this ‘parking the bus’ from Bournemouth. They register their second effort on goal when Ryan Fraser tests Alisson again. Nothing too threatening about this one.

5: Liverpool just trying to settle things down with some passes around the midfield. Bournemouth content to sit deep and break whenever possible. Not a particularly high or intense press from the visitors.

3: Hello! This wasn’t in the script. First blood should go Bournemouth’s way as Ibe and King combine well to release Fraser, who cuts infield before shooting and forcing a smart save from Alisson!

LIVERPOOL 0-0 BOURNEMOUTH

1: And we’re underway. Huge afternoon in the Premier League title race is about to unfold at Anfield. Will Pep Guardiola be jumping for joy or will Jurgen Klopp’s side restore their three-point advantage? We’re about to find out. Standby…

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Premier League latest score, goals and updates

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Premier League latest score, goals and updates (Image: REUTERS)

Mo appearances, Mo goals

14:55: Mohamed Salah has scored five goals in three league appearances against Bournemouth. And that’s exactly why I’ve made him my FPL captain today. Sorry for cursing him, Liverpool fans.

Extra?

14:52: Jurgen Klopp is clearly expecting a defensive Bournemouth at Anfield this afternoon. D’ya think he’s suggesting Eddie Howe will park the bus?

“Bournemouth have brought in another defender so immediately you can see what the plan is,” Klopp said.

Not exactly Eddie’s style, right?

‘Re-write the history books’

14:48: The ever-positive Eddie Howe is in good form ahead of today’s clash saying that his side can re-write the history books by winning at Liverpool for the first time.

The odds are stacked against the Cherries, with Liverpool on a 33-match unbeaten run at home, while the south coast club have lost their last seven matches on the road in the Premier League.

“These challenges have always faced us before and we tend to look at it as writing new history for the club,” said Howe. “Winning at Anfield is something we would love to do. No team has done it for a long period of time in the Premier League which goes to show how consistent Liverpool have been.

Reds set for cherry picking?

14:45: After Manchester City were beaten at Newcastle, it appeared Liverpool were ready to open up a potentially decisive lead.

Successive draws, though, have seen Jurgen Klopp’s side stumble, while City bounced back to the summit with a midweek win at Everton, albeit they have played a game more.

Liverpool must regroup and focus on the job in hand of defeating Bournemouth at Anfield – or face more questions as to whether they have the character to last the distance.

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Premier League latest score, goals and updates

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Premier League latest score, goals and updates (Image: REUTERS)

Twitter round-up

Sir Paco: Here we go! We need maximum effort for points here! No more slip-ups. Up the mighty Reds!

Annie: I have a feeling that today’s gonna be Naby Keita’s game. I know it’s been said a lot lately but I have a gut feeling that today we shall see the real Keita!

Lee: Hoping the REDS can get back on track today. We need a really strong performance for confidence in the camp and to give the “Oil boys” something to think about.

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Premier League latest score, goals and updates

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Premier League latest score, goals and updates (Image: REUTERS)

Team news

14:35: Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum returned to the side to face Bournemouth at Anfield as manager Jurgen Klopp makes one change.

Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold was named among the substitutes, his first appearance in the squad in four matches after a knee injury, and captain Jordan Henderson was alongside him on the bench after a muscle problem kept him out of Monday’s draw at West Ham.

Fellow midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri missed out with a slight abdominal strain.

Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerman was passed fit to start after an ankle problem while striker Dominic Solanke, on his return to Anfield after joining the Cherries for £19million last month, was named on the bench.

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Premier League latest score, goals and updates

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Premier League latest score, goals and updates (Image: REUTERS)

The line-ups

14:30: Here are today’s line-ups. Just the one change from Jurgen Klopp with Wijnaldum in. Xherdan Shaqiri is out with an injury.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Robertson, Matip, van Dijk, Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita, Fabinho, Salah, Mane, Firmino.

Subs: Mignolet, Henderson, Sturridge, Lallana, Origi, Camacho, Alexander-Arnold.

Bournemouth XI: Boruc, Cook, Ake, Rico, Smith, Lerma, Gosling, Surman, Ibe, King, Fraser.

Subs: Mousset, Simpson, Taylor, Begovic, Solanke, Mepham, Surridge.

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Premier League latest score, goals and updates

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Premier League latest score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)

LIVERPOOL vs BOURNEMOUTH

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to return after missing three matches with a knee injury. Midfielders Jordan Henderson (muscle) and Georginio Wijnaldum (knee) have returned to training after both missed Monday’s 1-1 draw with West Ham. However, centre-back Dejan Lovren (hamstring) is still out.

Jefferson Lerma is an injury doubt for the trip to Anfield. The midfielder, who has been nursing an ankle problem in recent weeks, will undergo a late fitness test. Callum Wilson (knee) and David Brooks (ankle) remain sidelined.

Last season: Liverpool 3 Bournemouth 0, Bournemouth 0 Liverpool 4

Last five league matches: Liverpool L W W D D; AFC Bournemouth D L W W L

Top scorers (all competitions): Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 19; Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) 11

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)



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