Bournemouth vs Liverpool preview
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Last Updated: 06/12/19 3:36pm
Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Bournemouth vs Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday.
Bournemouth will be without Steve Cook (broken wrist) and Adam Smith (ankle) and Joshua King (hamstring) for the Liverpool clash.
Harry Wilson is ineligible against his parent club and Junior Stanislas and David Brooks are both recovery from long-term injuries.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and goalkeeper Alisson Becker are set to return to the starting line-up.
Salah, with six goals in four appearances against the Cherries, has been an unused substitute in two of the last four matches and along with Firmino was rested for the midweek Merseyside derby win - a game in which Alisson served a one-match suspension
Defender Joel Matip (knee) and Fabinho (ankle) remain sidelined.
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- Bournemouth are winless in their last five Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D1 L4) since beating them 4-3 in December 2016. The Cherries have conceded at least twice in each of their last seven against the Reds.
- Liverpool have won their last four Premier League games against Bournemouth by an aggregate score of 14-0, including two 4-0 wins at the Vitality Stadium.
- Liverpool have won their last four Premier League games against Bournemouth, by a margin of 3+ goals each time. They've never won five consecutive top-flight games against an opponent by such a margin before.
- Bournemouth have lost each of their last four Premier League games, all of them by a 1-goal margin. They last lost five consecutive league games back in March 2013 as a League One side.
- Liverpool have won 27 Premier League matches during 2019, matching their tally from 2018. They last won more top-flight matches in a single calendar year in 1987 (28 wins).
- Liverpool have won 18 of their last 19 Premier League games at 3pm on a Saturday (D1), including each of their last 16 in a row. It's the longest winning run on that day and kick-off slot in Premier League history.
- Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has scored in all four of his Premier League games against Bournemouth (six goals in total), the only side he's got a 100 per cent record against in the competition.
- After a run that saw him net five goals in four games, Bournemouth's Callum Wilson is without a goal in his last eight Premier League appearances - his third longest run without a goal in the competition (10 between September 2015-August 2016 and 12 between February-May 2018).
Charlie Nicholas' prediction
Everything Jurgen Klopp touches turns to gold. I thought he would rest players for this game but, no, he rested Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Jordan Henderson in the Merseyside derby, and he was vindicated. Bournemouth, meanwhile, are in free fall and lacking confidence. They are trying to be more solid defensively, but that is hampering them going forward. It's a dangerous combination for Eddie Howe's side.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 0-3 (10/1 with Sky Bet)
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