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Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth

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8 Feb 2019
Mohamed Salah v Steve Cook

Liverpool are aiming to return to winning ways, and the top of the table, after two successive draws.

AFC Bournemouth are targeting a third victory in four matches.

Team News

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginho Wijnaldum (both knee) and Jordan Henderson (muscular) are facing late fitness tests, but Dejan Lovren (hamstring) is sidelined.

Joe Gomez (leg) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) remain out.

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma (ankle) faces a late fitness test, but Callum Wilson (knee) and David Brooks (ankle) will be out for another four weeks.

On-loan full-back Nathaniel Clyne is ineligible to face his parent club.

Did you know?

AFC Bournemouth are looking for their second victory over Liverpool in all competitions, at the 15th attempt.

Liverpool drew their last Premier League home match against Leicester City but haven’t gone two matches without a win there since December 2017.

Mohamed Salah has scored five times in three PL appearances against AFC Bournemouth, while Roberto Firmino has contributed three goals and three assists in six PL starts against the Cherries.

Sadio Mane could score in a fourth consecutive PL match within the same season for the first time.

Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistants:
 Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn
Fourth official:
 Mike Dean

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