AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was pleased to leave Anfield with a 2-2 draw against Liverpool.
The Cherries had taken an unexpected lead when Benik Afobe anticipated a Liverpool back pass, the 24 year old striker latched on to the loose ball to convert his second goal in three games.
Two goals from Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi saw the home side recover to lead, but with three minutes remaining 25 year old forward Joshua King scored an excellent individual effort to net 10th goal in his last 13 games.
The point extended the Cherries unbeaten run in the Premier League to five games, which followed four consecutive defeats.
Howe told Sky Sports…
‘It’s an outstanding point, We really battled, we didn’t play the free-flowing football that we would have liked but we dug in, made it difficult for them and I thought we deserved the point.
‘It’s a sign that the group is maturing and getting better. Our mentality is different to a couple of months ago.
‘We would have probably lost that game then, but now we are a bit stronger and scored a great goal to equalise.’
‘We were strong at the end and had a lot of possession. Even though we didn’t have a lot of chances the one we did get we took…’
Really huge given the results (Tuesday and Wednesday). The late show from us and Spurs really changed the complexion of the table.
Hard earned, well done for not giving in during the onslaught.
Although, I have to say, much like our sub v Arsenal which handed them back the initiative and allowed them back into the game, I thought Klopp dropped a huge clanger with his sub.
Difficult night for Ibe but ultimately let’s bask in the result and enjoy the extra bit of cushion that gives us. – Join the conversation here.
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