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Bournemouth V Liverpool: Confirmed Lineups, Matip Out, Origi Starts

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool competes with Junior Stanislas of AFC Bournemouth during the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Liverpool at Vitality Stadium on April 17, 2016 in Bournemouth, England (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool travel to Bournemouth today looking to leapfrog Arsenal and Manchester City and close the gap on league leaders Chelsea.

The rampant form of Antonio Conte’s side has meant that the chasing pack will have to be at their best to keep up with them, which makes claiming three points for Liverpool today vital.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, are looking to turn around a run of form that has seen them lose three of their last four Premier League games.

For today’s game Cherries manager Eddie Howe is still without a number of important players.

Artur Boruc returns having recovered from a back complaint so Adam Federici drops down to the bench, with former Liverpool players Brad Smith and Jordon Ibe joining him.

Jack Wilshere also returns to the starting lineup, having been cup-tied for last weekend’s defeat at parent club Arsenal.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth (C) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Dan Gosling of AFC Bournemouth (L) and Junior Stanislas of AFC Bournemouth (R) during the Premier League match between Arsenal and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on November 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Liverpool, meanwhile, had a number of injury doubts gong into this game, but fortunately for Jurgen Klopp most of the players involved have been passed fit to play.

Striker Divock Origi was heavily tipped to start in the absence of Philippe Coutinho, and that has turned out to be the case. Joel Matip will be a big loss in central defence, with Lucas Leiva coming in to partner Dejan Lovren in defence.

Roberto Firmino starts, and Adam Lallana returns having missed the last two Premier League games wth a groin injury.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Divock Origi (2nd R) of Liverpool celebrates scoring the opening goal with his captain Jordan Henderson (14) and his team mates during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on November 26, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Referee: Robert Madley

Last Season: Bournemouth 1 (King) – Liverpool 2 (Firmino, Sturridge)

Recent Form: 

Bournemouth: W D L L W L

Liverpool: W W W D W W

Selected Match Odds: Bournemouth: 4/1  Draw: 3/1  Liverpool: 4/6

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