TEAM NEWS: Origi and Can start with Matip and Sturridge on bench for Liverpool

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The Belgium striker replaces the Reds' top goalscorer Sadio Mane, who picked up a knee injury during Saturday's 3-1 win over Everton

Divock Origi has been drafted into Liverpool’s attack in the absence of Sadio Mane, with Emre Can able to start against Bournemouth despite sustaining heavy bruising in the Merseyside derby.

Origi can help ease Mane blow

The 21-year-old, who has contributed a goal and two assists in the past four games, will interchange with Roberto Firmino up front as the Senegal international is ruled out with a knee injury. 

HD Emre Can

Can, meanwhile, was at the thick of the battle in the 3-1 victory over Everton and sat out Monday’s training session, but takes his place in midfield. 

Joel Matip, who has been nursing a back issue, drops to the bench with Ragnar Klavan filling in alongside Dejan Lovren.

Liverpool can end strong without Mane

Liverpool’s bench is boosted by the presence of Daniel Sturridge, who is named in the squad for the first time since the 2-0 victory over Tottenham In February. 

The England international has overcome his hip strain and with Mane’s season potentially over, his return comes at the perfect time for Klopp.

Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Klavan, Lovren, Milner, Lucas, Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Firmino, Origi.

Liverpool subs: Karius, Matip, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Grujic, Woodburn, Sturridge.

Bournemouth starting XI: Boruc, A. Smith, Francis, S. Cook, Daniels, Ibe, Arter, Wilshere, Pugh, King, Afobe.

Bournemouth subs: Allsop, Gradel, B. Smith, L. Cook, Fraser, Mousset, Cargill.

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