What a start it has been for the Reds this season!
Jürgen Klopp’s men are one of the five teams still in search of a first premier league win this season. They barely snuck out with two points in their first two games, and were totally outclassed by Manchester United earlier this week.
Liverpool will however be pounce on newly promoted Bournemouth side, to right their wrongs amidst their current disaster.
The clash scheduled for 15:00UK time at the Anfield will no doubt of being a thriller as both teams are desperately need of all three points. Although, Bournemouth are thought to be the weaker side, they still sit one place above Liverpool on the table. Their present ranking above The Reds gives them the mental advantage ahead of today’s clash.
Just a few stats regarding the current state of the both teams and their historical facts:
Liverpool have won each of their last six Premier League games against Bournemouth, by an aggregate score of 19-1.
Bournemouth have lost seven of their eight away games against Liverpool in all competitions, with the exception being a 2-2 draw in the Premier League in April 2017.
Liverpool have lost just one of their last 33 Premier League games against promoted sides (W26 D6), though that did come at home to Scott Parker’s Fulham in March 2021.
Bournemouth have lost 13 of their last 15 Premier League away games, with the exceptions being a 1-0 win at Chelsea (December 2019) and a 3-1 win on Merseyside against Everton (July 2020).
Liverpool are yet to win in their opening three Premier League matches this season (D2 L1), last starting a league season with four winless matches in the 2012-13 campaign, failing to win any of their opening five games that season.
LIVERPOOL PREDICTED XI
Defenders: Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson
Midfielders: Milner, Fabinho, Henderson
Forwards: Diaz, Salah, Firmino
BOURNEMOUTH PREDICTED XI
Defenders: Kelly, Mepham, Lerma,
Midfielders: Pearson, Tavernier, Smith, Zemura, Billing
Forwards: Moore, Solanke
Although Jürgen Klopp gave a positive feedback on the return Thiago, Matip and Jones, their expected arrival is after today’s clash. Apart from the aforementioned trio, Kelleher, Jota, Gordon, Chamberlain, Konate and Ramsay are all ruled out, with uncertain return dates.
Scott Parker is definitely the happier of the two managers as a result of his lighter injury concerns. However, Parker is not totally exempted from injury crisis, with Stanislas, Fredericks and Rothwell all to be absent from today’s travelling squad.
PREDICTED RESULT: 2-1
Liverpool are still backed to secure their first win today but by a hair’s breadth. Bournemouth however, will definitely not leave the Anfield without getting at least a goal.