A comeback win against Burnley must have uplifted the spirit in Liverpool camp, but the Reds have little time to recover from midweek exhaustion as they are preparing to visit high-flying Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium.
The Cherries, under Eddie Howe, have maintained a stronghold in the top half of league standings and their creative, free-flowing football is gaining acknowledgement worldwide. They would look to stun the Reds who are still unbeaten in Premier League and keeping up the pace with favourites Manchester City.
AFC Bournemouth vs Liverpool Team News:
Bournemouth are set to miss out young midfield prodigy Lewis Cook who has ruptured his cruciate ligament. Adam Smith, too, is sidelined for months with a knee injury whereas Dan Gosling is likely to miss the tie after suffering a knock.
Liverpool have suffered a massive injury blow versus the Clarets when in-form Joe Gomez was stretchered off the field. The young defensive ace is set to be sidelined for around two months after fracturing his left lower leg. Sadio Mane continues to be a doubt with a foot injury whereas youngster Dominic Solanke is unavailable due to a groin strain.
Dejan Lovren [illness], Nathaniel Clyne [back] missed out the Burnley trip and are ruled out for the Saturday afternoon contest. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains a long-term absentee after damaging his knee severely towards the end of the previous term. But the Reds must be boosted by the return of Andrew Robertson who was ruled out against Burnley with a dead leg but is likely to travel to South Coast for the weekend tie.
AFC Bournemouth vs Liverpool Probable Lineups:
Subs: Artur Boruc, Lys Mousset, Junior Stanislas, Diego Rico, Jermain Defoe, Jordon Ibe, Tyrone Mings.
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Joel Matip, Alberto Moreno, Daniel Sturridge, James Milner, Fabinho, Divock Origi.
AFC Bournemouth vs Liverpool Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Dean Court resulted in a comprehensive 4-0 victory for the visitors. Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino found the net once each to ensure a stroll in the park versus the Cherries.
AFC Bournemouth vs Liverpool Head-To-Head Stats:
AFC Bournemouth Win: 1
Liverpool Win: 9
AFC Bournemouth vs Liverpool Key Players:
Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser are in blistering form for Bournemouth who are scoring goals, setting it up and creating chances persistently. David Brooks, the summer signing from Sheffield United is also impressing with his movements, game-reading and attacking flair.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have concentrated more on defensive resilience and the addition of Alisson Becker along with Virgil van Dijk have strengthened them significantly in deep defence. But all eyes will be on Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in attacking third who have bagged a few but are yet to hit their beguiling form of the previous term.
AFC Bournemouth vs Liverpool Current Form (In All Competitions):
AFC Bournemouth: W-L-L-L-L
AFC Bournemouth vs Liverpool Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
AFC Bournemouth: 19/4
AFC Bournemouth vs Liverpool Live Streaming:
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