Match preview: Liverpool vs Bournemouth
Manchester City pushed Liverpool from the Premier League’s top spot, and this means one thing – the reaction of the Reds must be decisive if they are going to continue to claim the championship title. For this, they need to beat Bournemouth, that recently defeated Chelsea (4:0).
There is some good news at Anfield. Henderson, Waynaldum and Alexander-Arnold returned to training after injuries. It is difficult to overestimate before resuming playoffs of the Champions League and entering the decisive stage of the season.
Personnel enhancement should help the Reds to respond to the Cirizens’ recent successes already in the upcoming round. Otherwise, people will start to say that Liverpool are fading.
Bournemouth are a team from which you can expect a sensational victory in such important games, and an unexpectedly devastating defeat.
By the way, Eddie Howe also has squad problems – forward Callum Wilson and midfielder David Brooks are injured. Nathaniel Clyne, who was loaned exactly from Liverpool, has no right to play against his club. This is an argument in favor of a big failure of the Cherries in Merseyside.
The opponents met 14 times in all possible tournaments before and only once Bournemouth managed to win. But now it is difficult to believe in the repetition of those mad 4:3 in favor of the Cherries in December of 2016.
Jürgen Klopp keeps himself confident in front of the press and one feels that he knows how to return to victorious way again.
Time: 3 pm.
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.
Scorenga.co.uk/Reporting by Valerie Cooper