Liverpool face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday as they look to get their title bid back on track and, if only temporarily, move back to the top of the table.
Eddie Howe will feel his side have every chance of three points at Anfield but they'll likely need a far better performance than last time out, when they were beaten 2-0 by Cardiff City.
|Game||Liverpool vs Bournemouth|
|Date||Saturday, February 9|
|Time||3:00pm GMT / 10:00am ET|
|Stream (US only)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBCSN||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be shown on television or streamed due to broadcasting rules. Goal will, however, be providing minute-by-minute coverage on our match blog.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Alisson, Mignolet, Grabara|
|Defenders||Van Dijk, Robertson, Moreno, Matip, Alexander-Arnold|
|Midfielders||Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Henderson, Lallana, Camacho, Jones|
|Forwards||Mane, Salah, Firmino, Sturridge, Shaqiri, Origi|
Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum and Trent Alexander-Arnold all returned to training this week for the Reds but only the Dutch midfielder starts against the Cherries.
Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez, Rhian Brewster and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all remain sidelined and despite the Bayern game on the horizon, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are all expected to start.
Xherdan Shaqiri has been left out because of a slight abdominal injury.
Confirmed Liverpool starting XI: Alisson; Milber, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Keita; Mane, Salah, Firmino.
|Goalkeepers||Boruc, Begovic, Travers|
|Defenders||S. Cook, Ake, Daniels, Rico, Mings, Simpson, Clyne, Smith|
|Midfielders||Surman, Pugh, Lerma, Ibe, Stanislas, Brooks, Fraser, Ofoborh, Gosling|
|Forwards||Mousset, King, Solanke|
Bournemouth will not be able to select Nathaniel Clyne, who is on loan from Liverpool and therefore ineligible to feature, though ex-Reds man Dominic Solanke could face his former club.
Simon Francis and Lewis Cook are out for the season with cruciate ligament injuries, while David Brooks and top scorer Callum Wilson also remain sidelined with knocks.
Confirmed Bournemouth starting XI: Boruc; Smith, Ake, Cook, Rico; Ibe, Lerma, Gosling, Surman, Fraser; King.
Betting & Match Odds
Liverpool are 2/9 favourites to win this match with bet365. Bournemouth can be backed at 13/1, while a draw is available at 13/2.
Dropped points at Leicester and West Ham have seen Liverpool surrender their lead at the top of the table, with Manchester City now leading the way, albeit only by goal difference and with the Reds having a game in hand.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been hit by a handful of injuries in recent weeks although will hope to welcome back Alexander-Arnold for the visit of Bournemouth.
Goalkeeper Alisson further stressed this week that, despite the slip-ups in recent weeks, Liverpool’s belief in their chances remain unshaken.
"We believe we can win the league," the former Roma man stated. "We've shown in the past that we're good enough and we'll continue to show this in the games we've got to come.
"Our pressure is the same. We take things game by game without worrying about what our opponents are doing.
"We don't think about Man City, we think about ourselves. We only think about what we can do and how things are moving forward."
Bournemouth should, however, prove tough opposition, despite their own injury issues.
The Cherries’ top scorer Callum Wilson is currently sidelined while David Brooks, who has been something of a revelation for the club this season, is also absent.
They will, however, take belief from the 4-0 thumping they dished out to Chelsea and feel they have a chance of getting something, should they perform well at Anfield.
That said, Bournemouth haven’t won away from home in the league since October and Klopp will undoubtedly have his team well prepared as they look to claim their first win in three.