As it happened: Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool

Premier League
Sunday 17 December 2017 - 4:30 pm
Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth0
4Liverpool
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Aké9'
20'Coutinho ⚽️
26'Lovren ⚽️
King off, Stanislas on ↔️31'
Pugh off, Fraser on ↔️45'
45'Salah ⚽️
Daniels off, Cook on ↔️56'
66'Firmino ⚽️
71'↔️ Salah off, Lallana on
73'Lallana
76'↔️ Firmino off, Solanke on
86'↔️ Coutinho off, Ings on
Possession %
4456
Total Shots
621
Shots on Target
27
Shots Blocked
22
Offside
24
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Liverpool travel to AFC Bournemouth with the aim of returning to the top four.

Adam Lallana is named on the bench, making his first return to the Liverpool squad after an injury that has affected his start of the season.

Sadio Mane drops to the bench, whilst Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson are amongst those return to the Liverpool starting line up.

The reds start the day in 6th but can jump above both Burnley and Arsenal with all three points.

Confirmed LFC team: Mignolet Gomez Lovren Klavan Robertson Henderson Wijnaldum Oxlade-Chamberlain Coutinho Salah Firmino

LFC Subs: Karius Milner Mane Lallana Ings Solanke Alexander-Arnold

As it happened...

15:57 UK
Back to winning ways?

Well the reds need to do just that. 

Two disappointing home draws against Everton and West Brom have knocked a bit of propulsion out of the red men.

A win today however and they will be able to move back into the top four ahead of a big pre-Christmas clash at Arsenal.

No Emre Can today due to his suspension for collecting too many yellow cards.

16:35 UK

Early attacking intent from Gomez.

He sends one across the box but none of the reds attacked can reach it.

Liverpool looking for three points today to repair some of the damage of the last two games.

16:42 UK
Early yellow for Bournemouth

11' Nathan Ake picks up a yellow card for a foul on Roberto Firmino.

And from the free kick Coutinho HITS THE POST! And it squirms across the face of goal!

Close for the reds!

16:52 UK
GOAL!!!

20' Bournemouth 0-1 Liverpool!

And it's Phil Coutinho!  He had a brilliant run forward before slotting the ball in to the net - Robertson's run down the left wing had the defender in two minds and gave Coutinho plenty of space.

 

16:54 UK
Salah just over

22' Good work from LFC's goalscorer as he remains in the hunt for his 20th of the season.

He reaches the ball just before a challenge comes in and gets the shot away but it's just too high.

16:58 UK
GOAL!!!

26'  Here we go... from a Liverpool corner - Firmino loops the ball back from the back post and it's... 

Dejan Lovren who gets his head on it to make it 2-0!

Great work Bobby and a brave header from Lovren!

17:09 UK
Bournemouth chance

39' They thought they had got one back there.

Jermain Defoe sees his shot bounce back off the post.

The reds are ahead, deservedly by two goals, but Bournemouth have not given this up as a lost cause.

17:16 UK
GOAL!!!!

45' And there it is - Mo Salah with his 20th goal for Liverpool in all competitions!

Bournemouth 0-3 Liverpool

He gets the ball at the side of the area - turns the defender around, heading back towards the penalty spot turns and fires it in

17:19 UK
HALF TIME

So this isn't the first time Liverpool have been leading 3-0 at half time recently!

Will it go the way of Sevilla (3-3) or the way of Spartak Moscow (7-0) ?

Liverpool looking very strong and what a great way to mark your 20th goal for the reds for Mo Salah.

So far so good for the redmen!

17:39 UK
Second half

49' The reds have started this second half on the front foot and looking for that 4th goal.

No sign of a different Bournemouth in this second half so far! Which is good!

17:47 UK
Final sub used by Bournemouth

56' In all the excitement we forgot to mention Bournemouth have now got through their subs

Charlie Daniels replaced by Steve Cook is their final change.

 

 

17:48 UK
Excellent work Oxlade-Chamberlain

Wins the ball back with a great slide tackle and then powers forward.

He fires in the shot that smashes into the post.

Becoming a real part of this Liverpool way of playing is Alex.

17:54 UK
GOAL!!

66' Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool

And it's Roberto Firmino!  From a throw-in Coutinho collects and then fizzes in an inswinging cross and Firmino gets his head on it to grab the goal.

Liverpool are taking all three points today.

17:59 UK
Welcome back Adam Lallan

71' Lallana comes on and it's a 20 minute rest for Mo Salah who goes off.

18:01 UK
Yellow card

We'll put that down to match rustiness!!

Within 2 minutes of coming on Lallana goes into the book for a foul on Jordon Ibe!

18:04 UK
LFC Sub

76' Another little mini rest- this time Roberto Firmino heads off and on comes Dom Solanke.

18:14 UK
Last LFC Sub

86' Coutinho heads off and on comes Danny Ings

18:17 UK
Ings almost...

87' From his first touch he fires into the side netting.  

There's been rumours about a potential loan move in January but with a lot of games ahead maybe just maybe he can provide some support to the squad - especially when the reds find themselves 4-0 up in matches!

18:18 UK
Injury time

There's going to be 3 minutes of it

18:24 UK
FULL TIME

A big win for the reds 4-0 away at Bournemouth and they always looked like winning that game.

Fine performance from Coutinho and 4 separate goalscorers.  Even a clean sheet for Simon Mignolet!

Well done reds!



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