Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth

What a dramatic display of skills and enthusiasm as the Reds battled the Cherries, their rival visitors at Anfield even as the encounter ended Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth.

Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth
Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth

Bournemouth took a surprise lead when Benik Afobe pounced on Georginio Wijnaldum’s poor back-pass before rounding Simon Mignolet to score.

The visitors went close through Marc Pugh’s volley and King before Philippe Coutinho equalised after Roberto Firmino’s pass.

 

Divock Origi, starting ahead of injured striker Sadio Mane, headed Liverpool ahead but King struck four minutes from the end of normal time from close range.

Liverpool had come from behind to take the lead against a Bournemouth but there was disappointment at the final whistle as Liverpool again failed to register a win against a team from the bottom half of the table.

‘Coutinho was sick’

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “Philippe Coutinho felt sick at half-time. He vomited. It’s no joy when you have to take off the best player in this moment on the pitch, because he played really well.

“The result is not what we wanted but it could have been worse, actually. We all know we have lost games like this in the season and tonight we didn’t. Maybe we can take this as a positive.

“It’s my responsibility, all of this, and I have to be clear in this situation. I will find a solution for this.”

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: “It took the win at Chelsea last year to really get the players to believe we could win anywhere in the division but I think this season the big results against those teams have reinforced that belief.

 

“That showed here, when you are 2-1 down, you have to keep believing, keep the focus that you can score. We did that and that will further enhance us in further games.”

‘Updates shows two points in four games without Mane’

  • Liverpool have won just two points in four Premier League games without Sadio Mane appearing this season (won none, drew two, lost two).
  • No Brazilian has scored more Premier League goals than Philippe Coutinho (29 – level with Juninho).
  • Joshua King has doubled his Premier League goal tally from last season (six) with 12 goals, scoring nine goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances for the Cherries.
  • Divock Origi now has 10 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this season – only Sadio Mane (13) has more for the club.
  • Liverpool have scored 41 goals in 16 Premier League games at Anfield this season (average of 2.56 goals per game) – only in the 2013-14 season have they averaged more goals at home (2.79 goals per game).
  • Premier League games involving Liverpool this season have seen 105 goals – the most of any team in the division.

 

 

 

Credits: BBC, Stingged.com

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