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TEAM NEWS: No Matip, but Firmino starts with Lallana back for Liverpool

15:55 GMT+3 04/12/2016
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Jurgen Klopp includes the Brazil forward in his first 11 for Sunday's encounter, with Lallana named on the bench, but the impressive defender is ruled out

Roberto Firmino has overcome a calf problem to start Liverpool’s clash against Bournemouth, but Joel Matip is sidelined with an ankle issue.

The centre-back is replaced by Lucas, whose last run out from the off in the league came in the 6-1 demolition of Watford.

Adam Lallana has shaken off the groin injury sustained on international duty with England, and is among the substitutes.

Divock Origi, with two goals in his last two appearances, leads the line in his first top-flight start of the season.

Ben Woodburn, who became Liverpool’s youngest-ever goalscorer in the 2-0 League Cup victory over Leeds on Tuesday, is again rewarded with a spot on the bench.

Daniel Sturridge’s calf complaint, meanwhile, keeps him out of the matchday squad.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, make two changes with Jack Wilshere and Artur Boruc both returning to the starting line-up. Former Liverpool man Jordon Ibe is on the bench.

Liverpool starting XI: Karius, Clyne, Lucas, Lovren, Milner, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Origi

Liverpool subs: Mignolet, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Ejaria, Lallana, Woodburn

Bournemouth starting XI: Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook, Ake, Arter, Gosling, Wilshere, Stanislas, King, Wilson

Bournemouth subs: Federici, Mings, Smith, Fraser, Pugh, Ibe, Afobe