After the Manchester United away game and a very good performance with one goal deciding the game in United`s favour, the Cherries are back home at Dean Court for the visit of Liverpool at 4.30 pm on Sunday. The game is also on Sky again as it was last season and for those watching at the stadium or at home it was an exciting game to watch, especially that last 24 minutes or so.
Jurgen Klopp brought some new faces to Anfield in the Summer. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal for £35 million. Mohamed Salah from Roma for 34.3 million (he has already repaid a slice of that figure), Andy Robertson from Hull for £10 million and Dominic Solanke for an undisclosed fee from Chelsea. One player that left was Mamadou Sakho who joined Crystal Palace for £26 million.
Wednesday night, Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw at Anfield by West Brom. Their form away from home in the last two months has been good. In their last away game against Brighton, Liverpool beat Brighton 1-5. In November they won at both West Ham and Stoke City by three goal margins. Beating West Ham 1-4 and Stoke City 0-3. In all their away games they have had Wins 4, Draws 2 and Losing 2. At Anfield they have Won 4 and Drawn 5.
AFC Bournemouth Team News:
Eddie made four changes up at Old Trafford, we could see changes again for the game against Liverpool, as Eddie rotates his team again with such a busy schedule of games. Tyrone Mings is still unavailable with a back injury.
Player to watch: Jermain Defoe
Hoping Eddie plays both Jermain Defoe and Lewis Cook against Liverpool, believe those two could build up a good understanding leading to Defoe scoring more goals. If I have to choose one, it will be Defoe (as mentioned in United preview and Palace).
Liverpool Team News:
Daniel Sturridge has had a tight hamstring. Another player out since July with a back injury is Nathaniel Clyne and is not expected back until February.
Player to watch: Mohamed Salah
They have a few to choose from, Brazilian Phillipe Coutinho, a very strong all round player who has scored 4 and assisted 4. Roberto Firmino another Brazilian and another good player, with 5 goals and 2 assists. Sadio Mane the Senegal player, who has 4 goals and 3 assists. But my player to watch will be their leading scorer the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, again another good all round player and in his first season at Liverpool, has scored 13 times and also has 3 assists to his name.
Match Facts & Stats
Last season when Liverpool visited Dean Court we had a really exciting game, especially for the Cherries fans and any neutrals watching, let`s hope we see an entertaining game again.
In our games in the Premier League against Liverpool at Dean Court, the Cherries have Won 1 and Lost 1. In our first season in the PL in 2015-16 season we lost 1-2. The 2016-17 was the result we will never forget a 4-3 win. At Anfield in 2015-16 we lost 1-0 after some controversial refereeing decisions. Last season we came away with a point in a 2-2 draw. In all competitions we have Won 1, Drawn 3 and Lost 7.
With talk of referees lately in our games, the referee for Sunday is Andre Marriner. Last had him at home last season against Chelsea.