LIVE: Bournemouth v Liverpool – Team news and Match Updates

Premier League
Sunday 04 December 2016 - 1:30 pm
Dean Court
Bournemouth4
3Liverpool
Show Match Events
20'Mane
22'Origi
Wilshere48'
Francis50'
Wilson57'
63'Can
Fraser76'
Cook78'
87'Can
Ake90'
Possession %
3961
Total Shots
1210
Shots on Target
83
Shots Blocked
22
Offside
11

Liverpool's 14th Premier League game of the season is on the South Coast of England - as they face Bournemouth in the search for 3 points.

The reds are currently one point behind Arsenal who are second after yesterday's 5-1 win over West Ham.  Chelsea beat Man City in yesterday's 1st v 3rd clash.

The reds have injuries and fitness issues.  Coutinho is out till the New Year, Sturridge is still struggling with a calf injury sustained in training.  Meanwhile Firmino and Lallana only returned to full training towards the end of this week so starting them may be a gamble.

Follow the game with us live here.

As it happened...

11:36 UK
Liverpool looking to return to second

Liverpool can move back into second place with a victory over Bournemouth away this afternoon.

A draw would see the reds remain in 3rd place.  A big defeat could see Liverpool slip below Man City on goal difference.

11:59 UK

The reds will be playing in their 'Toxic Thunder' kit today.

12:27 UK

Team news due in very shortly.

We're expecting Adam Lallana to return to the bench.

12:34 UK
CONFIRMED TEAM

No Matip who hasn't recoved from his injury last weekend, and Lallana named on the bench.

Team: Karius Clyne, Lucas, Lovren, Milner Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Origi, Mane, Firmino

Subs: Mignolet, Moreno, Klavan, Alexander-Arnold Ejaria, Lallana Woodburn

12:50 UK
Former reds

Jordon Ibe and Brad Smith, both sold by Liverpool in the summer, are on the Bournemouth bench today.

Bournemouth: Boruc; Smith, Francis, Cook, Ake; Arter, Gosling; Stanislas, Wilshere, King; Wilson.

Subs: Federici, Pugh, Fraser, Ibe, Afobe, Smith, Mings

 

13:10 UK
Can Klopp equal Rafa's opening record?

A win today for Liverpool will equal their best 14 game start in the Premier League.

Rafa Benitez's side had 33 points after 14 games in the 2008/09 season. The reds ended that season with 86 points - our highest total since we last won the title.

13:29 UK
Teams are out

Kick off coming up

13:32 UK
KICK OFF!

Underway at Bournemouth after a minutes silence for Chapecoense.

13:35 UK

Liverpool's yellow/green kit is glowing in this terrific Sunday sunshine.  The travelling Kop in good voice early on.  Origi occupying a central role up front.

13:39 UK

7 mins

Liverpool dominating early on here.  Cross flicked over to Origi but it doesn't get close enough to him.  Mane and Milner combining down Liverpool's left hand side for most of our play so far.

13:44 UK

13 mins

Liverpool stroking it around with ease.  Yet to make the breakthrough.  Origi with a great chance but hits the ball with his right foot instead of his left.  

Corner to Liverpool now.

13:47 UK

16 mins

The reds had 4 successive corners there but couldn't make them count.  Bournemouth struggling to get out of their own half.

13:54 UK
GOAL!!

20 mins

Sadio Mane makes it 1-0 to the reds.

13:56 UK
GOAL

And there's another - Divock Origi makes it 2-0 and it's wonderful

14:03 UK

30 mins

Liverpool well worth their 2-0 lead here at Bournemouth.  We have been absolutely dominant.  

Mane opened the scoring with a fine finish inside the area, whilst Divock Origi scored a wonderful goal from a wide position.

Reds still on the front foot.

14:09 UK

38 mins

Referee turns down shouts for a Bournemouth penalty - and they had a good case.  

Looked like Firmino got the faintest of touches on the Bournemouth player who, admittedly, did jump a little bit - probably didn't do himself any favours.

14:13 UK

This half is being enjoyed by some former reds too

14:18 UK
HALF TIME

Bournemouth 0-2 Liverpool

Fantastic dominant half of football by Liverpool.  Full of hard work graft and two deserved goals.

Liverpool coping without Coutinho and Lallana with some ease so far.

14:25 UK
Half Time Stats

Surprisingly just under 59% possession for LFC.  For some periods of that half it felt like 90%.

14:34 UK
Second half

Jordon Ibe comes on for Bournemouth in this second half.

14:42 UK

53 mins

Yellow card for Henderson after a foul on Stanislas.

14:44 UK

Stanislas has had to be carried off and Bournemouth make another substitution.  Ryan fraser on.

14:45 UK
Penalty to Bournemouth

Milner with a clumsy challenge. 56 minutes gone.

14:48 UK

Bournemouth score from the spot.

Callum Wilson grabs a goal back. 2-1 now to LFC.

14:49 UK

60 mins

Liverpool have not been as impressive in this second half and what looked like a convincing three points heading back to Anfield is now looking a little bit more nervy.

Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool.

14:56 UK
GOAL

64 mins

Sadio Mane passes to Can at the edge of the area and it's a fine curler from the German.

3-1 to LFC.

14:59 UK
Substitution

68 mins

Adam Lallana on for Sadio Mane.

15:08 UK
Two quick goals for Bournemouth

Dear oh dear.

Liverpool have given away a 3-1 lead - two goals in quick succession for the home side - poor defending from the reds and it is now 3-3 with 11 minutes left.

15:10 UK

81 mins

WOW!

Karius stopped Bournemouth grabbing a 4th there.  Liverpool - defensively - still not there.  Pressure now from the home side.

15:17 UK
Time running out

88 mins

Bournemouth 3-3 Liverpool

The home team ending this game looking the strongest.  

15:20 UK

5 minutes of added time.

Divock Origi with the first change of stoppage time. Turns and shoots inside the box but puts it over.

15:23 UK

GOAL.

And it's Bournemouth who score in stoppage time to make it 4-3.  It's been an abysmal half from Liverpool.

15:25 UK
FULL TIME

Bournemouth 4-3 Liverpool

15:31 UK
Disappointing day

Liverpool stay in 3rd place in the Premier League after a disappointing day in the Premier League.

It was all going so well at half time as well.

Four goals for Bournemouth in the second half - that's their first ever win against Liverpool.

Thanks for joining us.

Match Report will be online shortly

  • Dave Riordan

    Not comfortable about Lucas and Lovren as our centre-back pairing – certainly not in the Premier League. Think Matip might be a bigger miss than Coutinho here.