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Liverpool will be without forward Sadio Mane who will miss the game with a knee injury.

Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman will also miss the match due to a knee injury, with Jack Wilshere coming back to the starting eleven, Bournemouth’s defender Tyrone Mings is still suspended from his clash with Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

 

What The Managers Said

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Sadio Mane to injury: “Everyone would miss Sadio. Southampton probably still miss him, Red Bull Salzburg miss him.

“It is not about thinking ‘how can we play perfect football’, we need to get results and the first thing I will think about is how we can defend [against] Bournemouth, not how can we create 27 chances.

“If we are strong and perfectly organized in defense then Bournemouth cannot get confidence in the game.

“We don’t think what we miss, we only think what we can do to win this football game.”

 

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: “Liverpool will be a really tough test for us. We respect them and their manager. We’ve done okay at Anfield in recent games.

“The home game against Liverpool was arguably our standout game of the season so far, but it’s of no relevance now. This is a new game.

“We want to gather as many points as we can. The challenges in our next three games [Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham] are tough, but ones we have to relish.

“We’re in a good place at the moment. We’re also aware of how quickly things can change in football.”

 

 

HEAD TO HEAD

  • Bournemouth’s 4-3 win against Liverpool in December is their only victory in 10 previous games against the Reds.
  • They have lost all four of their previous games at Anfield, conceding 10 times and scoring just twice.

 

MATCH FACTS

  • Liverpool have won all four of their previous home meetings with Bournemouth in all competitions, scoring 10 goals and conceding twice.
  • Bournemouth won the reverse of this fixture 4-3 in December, despite trailing 1-3 going into the final 15 minutes.
  • All 11 goals in the three previous Premier League meetings between these sides have been scored by different players.
  • Philippe Coutinho has assisted six Premier League goals this season, his second best tally in a Premier League campaign (7 in 2013/14).
  • Liverpool have won four consecutive Premier League games at Anfield for the first time under Jurgen Klopp; they last won five in a row in April 2014 (a run of six wins under Brendan Rodgers).
  • Liverpool and Bournemouth have each scored seven goals from the penalty spot this season, the joint-most in the Premier League.
  • Liverpool have scored and conceded in 21 of their 30 Premier League games this season (70%); more often than any other side.
  • The Cherries are unbeaten in each of their last four matches in the Premier League (W2 D2), this after a run of four consecutive defeats.
  • Bournemouth have kept consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League; they’ve never recorded three shutouts in a row.
  • Liverpool’s last six defeats in the Premier League have all come against sides placed in the bottom half of the table (on the day of the match).

 

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