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Key Events

90'
D. Sturridge
Roberto Firmino
87'
D. Origi
S. Mané
87'
A. Robertson
Yellow Card
80'
C. Mepham
Diego Rico
77'
T. Alexander-Arnold
G. Wijnaldum
73'
L. Mousset
J. Lerma
61'
J. Matip
Yellow Card
59'
D. Solanke
J. Ibe
48'
Roberto Firmino
Assist
48'
Mohamed Salah
Goal
Kick Off
38'
A. Smith
Yellow Card
34'
A. Robertson
Assist
34'
G. Wijnaldum
Goal
25'
Diego Rico
Yellow Card
24'
J. Milner
Assist
24'
S. Mané
Goal
Kick Off
3
2
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
6
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 2
Total Passes 707 363

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
So, Liverpool go back to the top of the Premier League table with that win until tomorrow at least when Manchester City face Chelsea. They are now unbeaten in their last five matches in the league, and get a bit of a break from the competition as they prepare to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Bournemouth drop down to 11th with that loss due to West Ham's draw and their inferior goal difference and will be hoping to bounce back from their recent drop in form when they face Wolves in their next match. 
Liverpool come out on top as 3-0 winners after a brilliant performance that saw them dominate for the majority of the game. Mane opened the scoring in the first half with a powerful header, before Wijnaldum doubled their lead with a wonderful chipped effort over the goalkeeper. They continued to improve in the second half and got their third goal of the game through Salah, which secured them the points. The Reds could've had more if not for some excellent saves from Boruc as well as Salah's effort that rebounded off the crossbar. Bournemouth did have a couple of chances, but they didn't trouble Liverpool enough to get onto the scoresheet. 
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 3-0 BOURNEMOUTH.
90' + 4' Liverpool are just keeping the ball in midfield now as they run down the clock and wait for the final whistle to go.
90' + 2' SOLANKE COMES CLOSE! He takes a touch that takes him past the two defenders in front of him and creates some space. He hits his shot across goal and is inches away from nestling the ball in the bottom corner.
D. Sturridge
Roberto Firmino
Liverpool
90' Final change for Liverpool now as Firmino is replaced by Sturridge. 
90' GREAT SAVE FROM BORUC! Firmino touches the ball on to Alexander-Arnold who comes into the box from the right wing and decides to take the shot himself. He hits the shot well, but Boruc makes himself big and smothers the shot to put it out for a corner.
89' Another quick break upfield allows Origi to get the ball in a dangerous position in the box. Cook recovers really well though and is able to put him off so he can clear it.
D. Origi
S. Mané
Liverpool
87' Origi is on in place of Mane for Liverpool's second change of the game. 
A. Robertson
Yellow Card
Liverpool
87' Robertson is shown a yellow card for a foul.
87' Brilliant counter-attack by Liverpool! Robertson picks out Firmino brilliantly and he carried the ball forward into the box and hits his shot low, aiming for the bottom corner. Boruc gets down well though and holds onto it. 
85' Bournemouth have looked more dangerous going forward since Mousset came on, and King almost gets in behind the Liverpool defence after a one-two with the substitute, but Van Dijk was in his way and got the ball clear. 
83' Milner has a go from a long way out when the ball reaches him. He tries to dip it over the top of the keeper and defenders, but it continues rising and is high into the stands. 
82' Alisson is quickly out of his box to make a clearance and Salah is the player on the end of it. He took it down well, but couldn't get past Cook to get a shot away.
C. Mepham
Diego Rico
AFC Bournemouth
80' Last roll of the dice from Howe as Mepham comes on to replace Rico.
80' KEITA COMES CLOSE! Liverpool are ghosting past the Bournemouth defence now as Salah tries to play in Firmino. The Brazilian's shot is blocked and it bounces out to Keita who is running onto it and there's a lot of power behind his shot but it sails over the crossbar.
78' Great save by Alisson! Mousset makes a driving run into the box with the ball and glances up before taking his shot and trying to catch the keeper out at his near post. Alisson gets a strong hand to it though and keeps his clean sheet in tact.
T. Alexander-Arnold
G. Wijnaldum
Liverpool
77' It's a defensive change for Liverpool as Alexander-Arnold comes on to replace Wijnaldum.
76' SALAH HITS THE CROSSBAR! He plays a one-two with Firmino and took an extra touch to get past his defender. There's a lot of power behind his close-range shot and it rattles the crossbar as it rebounds off it and is cleared by Cook.
74' Mousset gets straight in on the action as he takes a shot from outside the box, and Alisson looks a little troubled as he moves to his far post, but his effort is wide. 
L. Mousset
J. Lerma
AFC Bournemouth
73' Second change for Bournemouth now as Lerma goes off to be replaced by Mousset.
72' Bournemouth are enjoying a good spell of possession now, but they look nervy when they're on the ball, which is proven as Surman's pass goes out of play with no pressure from the Liverpool players.
70' Bournemouth are happy to sit back now in the hopes of stopping Liverpool from extending their lead any further.
68' Smith is down and looks like he's in a lot of pain after being clipped by Robertson. The medical team are on the pitch to give him some treatment; he's back on his feet now and it looks like he's going to be able to carry on.
67' Salah's cross into the box is into a dangerous area and Wijnaldum is the closest Liverpool player to it, but it's over his head and bounces out for a goal kick.
65' Bournemouth are struggling to get through Liverpool's midfield at the minute and haven't been able to string together a number of passes without giving the ball away. 
63' Liverpool are playing a patient game now when they win the ball back in their own half and are taking their time when they move upfield. 
J. Matip
Yellow Card
Liverpool
61' Matip is the first Liverpool player to be booked after a foul on Fraser.
60' Milner's free-kick is played short to Salah on the edge of the box. There's a lot of players between him and the goal and his shot is deflected and put out for a corner, which comes to nothing.
D. Solanke
J. Ibe
AFC Bournemouth
59' First substitution of the game now as Ibe goes off to be replaced by Solanke. 
57' Bournemouth finally get the ball into the box, but it's cleared to Rico on the edge of the box. The defender tried to drive his shot into the bottom corner but it's blocked. 
56' MANE'S HEADER IS JUST WIDE! It was a bit messy as Salah tried to get the ball to Wijnaldum on the edge of the box, but the midfielder's cross is a good one and he picks out Mane, who gets a lot of power behind his header once again, but his effort is wide of the far post.
54' Firmino plays a great throughball to Mane on the edge of the box, but the ball gets under his feet and he stumbles, which gives Smith enough time to get back and win back possession for his team.
52' Firmino has been involved in seven goals in as many league starts against Bournemouth (three goals, four assists).
50' Liverpool are back on the ball quickly after the restart, but Bournemouth close them down well on the left wing and are awarded a throw-in.
Roberto Firmino
Assist
Liverpool
48' All of the defenders followed Firmino when he got the ball and his deft backheel to Salah created a lot od space for him.
Mohamed Salah
Goal
Liverpool
48' SALAH MAKES IT THREE! It only takes a few passes to get it through to him after Milner's throw-in and the defenders had followed the ball, leaving him in a lot of space in the box. He keeps his cool and curls the ball past Boruc and into the bottom corner. 3-0 Liverpool!
47' Bournemouth have a free-kick in a good position on the right wing. Ibe touches the ball behind him onto Fraser who puts the cross in, but the Liverpool defence had already come out to block it and the chance was lost.
46' Liverpool get us back underway for the second half.
Bournemouth might want to think about making an attacking change soon to give themselves something different up front. They got into some good positions in the first half, but struggled to pick out a team-mate in the box as there weren't many runners. Klopp will be happy with his side's performance so far and they could've had more goals if not for some good saves by Boruc. If they continue the same way in the second half, then they are likely to extend their lead further. 
Liverpool go into half-time with a deserved 2-0 lead after dominating the game in the first half. Bournemouth did have an early chance to take the lead through Fraser, but they struggled to get on the ball after that, forced to sit back as Liverpool pushed forward. The home side then took the lead through Mane's powerful header, with Wijnaldum adding a second when he brilliantly chipped the ball over the keeper to find the back of the net.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 2-0 BOURNEMOUTH.
45' + 2' Wijnaldum decides to have a go from outside the box and he hits his shot low down the centre of the goal. Boruc gets down low and it's an easy save in the end. 
45' GREAT CHANCE FOR SALAH! Robertson's cross into the box is blocked by Cook and it loops up to Salah, who is waiting on the edge of the box. He sets himself well and takes the shot on the volley, forcing a brilliant save from Boruc to deny him.
44' Bournemouth are trying to mount a quick attack whenever they get the ball back, but their only option is to go for a long ball over the top of Liverpool which is making it easy for the defenders to clear away. 
42' Some of the Bournemouth players aren't happy with the referee after Milner commits a foul and gives away a free-kick. They feel that it's similar to what they've done to receive yellow cards, but the referee doesn't change his mind. 
40' Mane has scored in four consecutive Premier League games within a single season for the first time in his career.
A. Smith
Yellow Card
AFC Bournemouth
38' Smith is shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Fabinho.
36' Bournemouth try to mount an attack straight from the restart, and Fraser has a couple of opportunities to put a good cross into the box, but both times Van Dijk is in the right place to clear it away. 
A. Robertson
Assist
Liverpool
34' There was a lot of space in the Bournemouth defence and Robertson's pass was inch perfect as he found Wijnaldum to set up the goal.
G. Wijnaldum
Goal
Liverpool
34' EXCELLENT GOAL BY WIJNALDUM! He takes the ball down with a brilliant touch and chips it over Ake and Boruc with the outside of his boot to double his side's lead. 2-0 Liverpool!
32' Great chance for Firmino! Matip's floating ball over the Bournemouth defence is excellent and he almost picks out his team-mate but the bounce just catches him out which gives Boruc a chance to collect it. 
30' Liverpool have found their rhythm now and look dangerous every time they get on the ball. Bournemouth just can't cope with the pace of their attacks and are having to sit back in their box and clear the crosses that come in.
28' Liverpool break quickly on the counter-attack and Wijnaldum gets the ball on the edge of the box. He's unselfish and squares the ball to Salah who has made a run into the penalty area. He tries to hit his shot first time, but he scuffs it and the chance is wasted.
27' Cook's long throw-in into the box almost causes some problems for the Liverpool defence, but Alisson is off his line quickly to punch the ball out of play.
Diego Rico
Yellow Card
AFC Bournemouth
25' Rico is shown a yellow card for a foul on Milner.
J. Milner
Assist
Liverpool
24' Milner's cross into the centre of the box is a great one and finds Mane perfectly in the crowd of waiting players. 
S. Mané
Goal
Liverpool
24' MANE PUTS LIVERPOOL AHEAD! There's a slight hint of offside from Mane, but he doesn't even have to jump to beat his defenders as he heads the ball past Boruc and into the back of the net. 1-0 Liverpool!
23' Fabinho picked out Milner's run on the right wing, and the right back fizzed a cross into the box with his first touch and it was on it's way to Firmino before being cleared by Bournemouth.
21' Patient build-up from Liverpool as they try to get the ball out wide as that is where a lot of the space is. Milner is up from right back but his cross into the box doesn't beat the first man and it's put out for a throw-in.
19' Bournemouth are enjoying a good spell of possession now after having to sit back without it for a lot of the game, but their final ball into the box has been poor so far. 
17' Bournemouth are putting some good pressure on Liverpool now. It all started with Ibe who dribbled his was past two defenders to create more space before the ball reached Fraser on the left. His cross into the box was a good one, but Van Dijk is in the right place to clear the danger. 
16' Ibe plays a one-two with Lerma as he makes a darting run down the right wing, but Robertson recovers well with a brilliant tackle to nudge him off the ball and get a goal kick for his side. 
14' Salah switches play from the right to left wing with a brilliant ball to Robertson. The left back takes it down with a great touch and puts a cross into the box, aimed towards Salah who had made a run to the penalty spot, but it sailed over his head.
12' Great save from Boruc! Mane gets onto the ball just outside the box and plays a clever throughball to Firmino. The Brazilian takes his shot from a tight angle on the edge of the six-yard box and the keeper is quickly off his line to smother it. 
11' Fraser is down receiving treatment in the centre circle after a collision with Fabinho. He's holding his head as he gets back to his feet, but it looks like he'll be able to carry on.
10' Salah comes close! He hasn't been able to get on the ball much so far but he is picked out on the right wing and he runs into the box, losing his defender in the process, and tries to curl his shot into the top corner, but it sails over the crossbar. 
8' Liverpool are staying patient in possession and their build-up is slow as Bournemouth continue to keep compact in the middle of the field. 
6' Liverpool are seeing a bit more of the ball in the final third now, but they've struggled to get past the Bournemouth defenders and into the box so far.
4' It's very tight in the middle of the field at the beginning of the game and both sides are struggling to keep hold of the ball or find their team-mates with a pass. 
2' Fraser gets an early chance for Bournemouth! He gets the ball on the left of the box and tries to curl his shot around the defenders towards the far post. Alisson gets across well to parry it away though. 
1' Fraser gets the game underway for Bournemouth.
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 33 Premier League home games, winning 23 and drawing 10. They drew their last league game at Anfield, but haven't failed to win two in a row there since December 2017. 
Eddie Howe has made three changes to the Bournemouth side that lost to Cardiff last weekend as Rico, Lerma and Ibe come in to replace Nathaniel Clyne, Junior Stanislas and Solanke, who is named on the bench against his old side.
Jurgen Klopp has made just one change to the side that drew with West Ham on Monday as Wijnaldum comes into the starting line-up, replacing Lallana, who drops down to the bench. Alexander-Arnold is also named as a substitute after missing the last few games through injury. 
BOURNEMOUTH SUBS: Sam Surridge, Dominic Solanke, Kyle Taylor, Asmir Begovic, Jack Simpson, Chris Mepham, Lys Mousset. 
BOURNEMOUTH STARTING XI (4-1-4-1): Artur Boruc; Steve Cook, Nathan Ake, Diego Rico, Adam Smith; Jefferson Lerma; Jordan Ibe, Dan Gosling, Andrew Surman, Ryan Fraser; Joshua King.
LIVERPOOL SUBS: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana, Jordan Henderson, Simon Mignolet, Rafael Camacho.
LIVERPOOL STARTING XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Andrew Robertson, James Milner; Georginio Wijnaldum, Naby Keita, Fabinho; Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah. 
Liverpool dropped down to second in the table after Manchester City's midweek win over Everton due to their inferior goal difference, but they will go back to the top if they avoid defeat today. The Reds have won three of their previous six games in the competition (D2 L1), but have drawn their last two. Bournemouth, on the other hand, have won two of their last five matches in the Premier League (D1 L2), but have lost their last seven on the road.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Premier League match between Liverpool and Bournemouth at Anfield. 
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