Liverpool player ratings vs Bournemouth: Mohamed Salah blanks and Virgil van Dijk suffers as Reds suffer damaging defeat in top-four race

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Liverpool blew the chance to move into the Premier League top four as they were beaten 1-0 by relegation-threatened Bournemouth on Saturday.

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Philip Billing's first-half goal gave the Cherries, who started the weekend bottom of the table, a priceless victory, the midfielder slotting home Dango Outtara's low cross after 29 minutes.

Mohamed Salah missed a glorious chance to equalise after the break for Liverpool, firing a penalty off target after Adam Smith had been penalised for handball, as the Reds slumped to their eighth league defeat of an infuriating campaign.

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