Liverpool welcome Bournemouth to Anfield on Wednesday evening but could this be the cherry on top of the cake after a very good week for the Reds?
The big sides around Jurgen Klopp's all dropped points at the weekend aside from Tottenham and last night Manchester United could only muster a draw in the dying moments against Everton.
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Taking note that some of the teams have games in hand that still leaves Liverpool in a very good position for the top four race. The Reds are currently in third on 59 points. A win against Bournemouth would put them on 62.
The last time the two sides met was in December 2016. I remember the result well, not because I'd watched the match but because I'd been travelling for close to 24 hours the day before and had woken in a daze in a hotel in the mountains in Whistler thinking oh I best see how much we beat Bournemouth by... 4-3?! What the actual?!
Unbelievable, I was pissed off but it wasn't even like I knew what had happened the only information I had at that point was scoreline and goalscorers. A day to forget for Jurgen Klopp.
The Cherries have only visited Anfield on four occasions in their history. Twice in the FA Cup, once in the League Cup and once in the league. In the FA Cup, weirdly both fixtures ended 4-1 to the Reds. Their only game on L4 turf in the league ended 1-0 to Liverpool thanks to a goal from Christian Benteke.
Injuries for Liverpool mean they are without Sadio Mane as we all still await news from his scan. For Bournemouth their main issue is the missing Andrew Surman who is expected to be replaced by Jack Wilshere.
- Liverpool's last six defeats have all come against sides in the bottom half of the table.
- The Cherries have not won any of their last five away games in the league.
- The Reds have lost just one of their last 23 league matches at Anfield.
Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!