07 December 2019 16:41
Liverpool travel to the south coast to face Bournemouth with the view of clinching their 15th league win. After two successive Premier League victories in four days, Jurgen Klopp's Reds are on the hunt for their third in seven days to maintain their stranglehold atop of the table. Liverpool head into the contest off another confidence-boosting win after putting Everton to the sword in midweek, where a rotated XI came to the fore. Bournemouth, meanwhile, have experienced polarising fortunes as their defeat over Crystal Palace last time out extended their run without a league win to four games. The Reds' recent record over the Cherries makes for good reading, with Klopp's side notching four successive wins over Eddie Howe's side with an aggregate score of 14-0 – will a fifth straight win come the way of the Reds today?
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Jurgen Klopp's men set a club record for going the most league games undefeated in midweek by beating rivals Everton. Here's everything you need to know about Bournemouth v Liverpool: The match takes place at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, December 7. (Image: Getty Images) The game gets underway at 3pm. The match is not being televised live in Ireland. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp when asked of any new injury concerns: "In the moment, no, it looks OK.
Let's take a look at some key facts and stats, courtesy of Opta, to get you warmed up for the Premier League clash. Bournemouth have failed to beat Liverpool in their last five meetings, dating back to December 2016. In fact, the Reds have won the last four meetings with the Cherries by an aggregate score of 14-0. Should Liverpool win the game once again by a three goal margin, it'll be the first time in top-flight history that they have beaten a side by three goals for five games in a row. This makes bad reading for Eddie Howe's men, but it gets even worse - Bournemouth have lost all six of their previous Premier League meetings with teams starting the day at the top of the table. Only Watford have a worse record, losing 10 out of 10 games. Liverpool have won 27 Premier League games in 2019, matching their 2018 tally. They last won more games back in 1987, when they recorded 28 wins. As well as that, the European champions have won 18 of their last 19 games when kicking off at 3pm, which includes a current winning run of 16. It's the longest winning streak on that particular time and day in Premier League history. Liverpool's Main Men After being left out during the week against Everton, Mohamed Salah is set to come back into the team, and he has a great record against the Cherries. Sadio Mane is a man in form, and undoubtedly Liverpool's main threat at the moment. The flying forward has been involved in more Premier League goals than another Reds player this season, scoring nine and assisting two. As well as that, since scoring in Liverpool's last loss to Bournemouth back in 2016, the Senegalese has bagged 39 goals in the league and never been on the losing side when he's found the back of the net. Wilson is currently a man struggling to find the back of the net. The England international is without a goal in eight Premier League games, his third longest run without a goal. If the Cherries want to get a result, they will need their main man to find his shooting boots. Bournemouth: Ramsdale, Francis, Mepham, Ake, Rico; Danjuma, Lerma, Billing, Fraser; C. Liverpool: Alisson; Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Milner, Keita; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Firmino Premier League | Vitality Stadium Coming off of a thumping Merseyside derby victory, Liverpool welcome back Alisson from his one game suspension as they travel to Vitality Stadium to take on Bournemouth. The December fixtures are coming thick and fast, so it will be interesting to see how Klopp chooses to rotate his team for this game which appears, on paper, to be one of the easier ones. Full Preview: Bournemouth vs. Television: no coverage (UK); NBCSN (USA); Optus Sport (Australia); DAZN (Canada); Star Sports Select (India); Astro SuperSport 3 (Malaysia); SuperSport 3 (Nigeria); 102 mio Stadium (Singapore); SuperSport 3 (South Africa); other listings at LiveSoccerTV Starting XI Ramsdale; Francis, Mepham, Ake, Rico; Fraser, Lerma, BIlling, Danjuma; Solanke, Wilson LIVERPOOL Starting XI Alisson; Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Milner, Keita; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Firmino Naby Keita goal vs Bournemouth (VIDEO) - — Prince Kazeem Ogunbambi (@kazeemogunbambi) December 7, 2019 Keita 44': Chambo pays it forward and helps Naby Keita into the second goal of the day! If you haven't already, sign up for an SB Nation account and join the conversation on The Liverpool Offside, where we'll have full coverage of every Liverpool match this season, breaking news, opinion, and tactical discussion. *Liverpool Offside has affiliate partnerships. Liverpool play Bournemouth on Saturday in the Premier League just three days after the Everton win. That exhilarating, slightly mad 5-2 win over the Toffies was high octane stuff by the Reds have been asked to go again just 72 hours later. Rotation is necessary as Jurgen Klopp tries to keep the squad fresh for a crucial Champions League game against Salzburg on the 10th. Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah sat out of the Merseyside Derby but will they be asked to play an impact role against the Cherries? Divock Origi definitely deserves a second chance to start through the middle after his two goal performance, while Xherdan Shaqiri had an excellent game as well. Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are so important to how the team play and there aren't any replacements that can do the same job, but these men will need a rest at some point. Join the Rush The Kop team! Bournemouth are in a poor run of form and have lost their last four games in a row – although this is something that has some Liverpool fans a bit concerned – and Eddie Howe's side failed to break down 10 men Crystal Palace on the weekend. Alisson is back and ready after his one game suspension for that mad outside the box handling of the ball against Brighton, so we'll kick off the predicted side with the Brazilian. Alisson hasn't been in the best form this season but he's still a better option than Adrian, who played well against Everton but will drop out of the side to face Bournemouth.