Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

[Teams] Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Confirmed Line-Ups From Anfield

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp greets Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah as Salah comes off during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool [Teams] Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Confirmed Line-Ups From Anfield
Kristopher Love | 15 April, 2018, 02:13

Bournemouth, meanwhile, are without Adam Smith, Junior Stanislas and Tyrone Mings.

In the 69th minute, Liverpool went 2-0 up thanks to Salah who looped a header over Begovic for his 30th league goal of a remarkable season.

The midfielder missed Tuesday's Champions League clash with Manchester City due to suspension.

Victory kept third-placed Liverpool 10 points above fifth-placed Chelsea with four games left, although Chelsea have a game in hand on Juergen Klopp's side.

The Senegalese worldwide converted a simple rebound after his initial header from Jordan Henderson's cross had been parried back into his path by Asmir Begovic.

Pre-match tributes were held on the eve of the 29th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, before Liverpool began on the front foot and Salah toed Trent Alexander-Arnold's pass from deep just wide of the right-hand post.

Asked how many goals Salah might have by the end of the season, Klopp said: "Ask him!"

Roberto Firmino should have added a third for Liverpool on 74 minutes only to see his effort cleared off the line.

- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 19 Premier League home games (W12 D7), the longest current run in the division, and the Reds' longest run since August 2009 (31 games).

Mane is now the highest-scoring Senegalese player in Premier League history with 44 goals.

The Egypt worldwide deftly headed in Liverpool's second goal at Anfield to join Ian Rush and Roger Hunt as the only players to achieve the feat for the Reds.

However, Klopp says his Liverpool squad is fully focused on taking one step closer to qualification for next season's Champions League by beating the Cherries and then using a rare week-long gap between games to recover.