MATCH PREVIEW: Bournemouth V Liverpool
After the madness of beating Dortmund 4-3 on Thursday I genuinely forgot that we actually had to play a league game this weekend. How bad is that? Despite my memory lapse, we do in fact have to continue playing in the league and that means a trip down south for Jurgen Klopp's side as they prepare to face Bournemouth.
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Injuries for Liverpool have taken a blow this week after Emre Can ruptured his ankle ligaments in the Dortmund game. Also unavailable is captain Jordan Henderson and Christian Benteke remains a doubt.
For Bournemouth Benik Afobe doesn't look like he's going to make the game as he recovers from a hamstring issue. Harry Arter and Adam Smith are also unavailable for manager Eddie Howe.
The last time the two sides met was in the League Cup in October 2015. The 1-0 win over Bournemouth was Jurgen Klopp's first win as Liverpool manager as Nathaniel Clyne found the back of the net after just 17 minutes.
The last meeting between the sides in the league was in August last year, again a 1-0 victory for Liverpool, this time with Christian Benteke on the score sheet.
In all eight meetings between the two sides in history, Bournemouth have yet to record a win.
Liverpool come into this game on a massive high after somehow getting past Dortmund in the Europa League and the Reds have also won three from their last five games in the league. Currently sitting in 7th at the time of writing, the Reds do still have a couple of games in hand against Everton and Chelsea.
Bournemouth are currently in 13th on 41 points. Eddie Howe's side have also won three out of their last five in the league.
- Liverpool have scored 20 goals in their last seven league games.
- Bournemouth have lost four of their last seven league games at home.
- James Milner has scored five goals in the league for the Reds so far this season and set up nine.
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A 2-1 win for Liverpool tomorrow is currently down as 8/1, if you fancy a strong victory from Liverpool with no reply from Bournemouth 3-0 is priced at 20/1 while 2-0 is at 10/1.
Divock Origi has been on fire lately and he's currently 6/1, Dejan Lovren in case you've got your eye on him for first goalscorer is priced at 33/1.
Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!