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.
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) December 4, 2016
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.
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.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 4, 2016
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.
Referee: Robert Madley
Last Season: Bournemouth 1 (King) – Liverpool 2 (Firmino, Sturridge)
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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