Having both been involved in two of the season’s most electrifying Premier League matches last week, Bournemouth and Liverpool renew hostilities at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.
The Cherries let a two-goal lead slip in a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to leaders Arsenal, while Jurgen Klopp’s merciless men humiliated Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield.
Setting the tone for the match after just 9.11 seconds, Bournemouth scored the second-quickest goal in Premier League history at the Emirates through Philip Billing, and the rest of the five-goal thriller would appropriately live up to the billing.
Only Leicester City (19) have let more points slip away from them while in the ascendancy than Bournemouth, whose Anfield nightmares would have certainly been triggered by witnessing their upcoming opponents embarrass Man United in astonishing fashion.
Ending a four-game Premier League winless run at the Vitality Stadium would be the first step towards clambering away from danger for the Cherries, who have now suffered three defeats when leading by two goals this season – squandering 17 points from winning positions in total.
⚪ Liverpool XI:* Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Bajcetic, Elliott, Salah, Nunez, Gakpo.
🔴 Bournemouth XI:* Neto, Smith, Kelly, Stephens, Senesi, Rothwell, Lerma, Billing, Anthony, Ouattara, Solanke.