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Preview: Liverpool vs Bournemouth Clash

Updated: Nov 21, 2023

Liverpool is gearing up for another exciting encounter in the Premier League, set to take place at the iconic Anfield stadium this Saturday. The upcoming match against Bournemouth holds the promise of replicating their previous success.

In their last clash at Anfield, the Reds asserted their dominance, triumphing over the Cherries with a commanding 9-0 victory. However, it's worth noting that Bournemouth managed to secure a win when they hosted Liverpool on their own turf earlier in the year.

While Liverpool has faced its share of challenges during the summer, this fixture poses a significant challenge for Bournemouth's newly appointed manager, Andoni Iraola. The contrast in form and preparation makes this an intriguing test for the talented boss.

Liverpool's recent performance against Chelsea showcased promising improvements compared to the previous season. Yet, there remains a notable concern due to the absence of a solid defensive midfielder, a void that needs addressing.

On Saturday, August 19, as Liverpool square off against the Cherries at 3 pm, the historic Anfield stadium will serve as the battleground for this anticipated clash.

For viewers seeking to catch the action, it's important to note that the match won't be televised in the UK due to the 3 pm blackout restriction in English football. However, a chance to relive the highlights awaits, as Match of the Day will air a recap at 10.30 pm on Saturday, broadcast on BBC One.

Team Updates: Liverpool vs Bournemouth

Jurgen Klopp's squad appears to be free from any recent injury worries. Thiago Alcantara and Stefan Bajcetic are making strides in training but remain unfit for action, while Conor Bradley's participation is not anticipated.

A potential debut awaits Wataru Endo, pending the timely completion of paperwork, following his significant £16.2 million transfer from Stuttgart.

On the Cherries' side, a string of injuries affects several key players. Lewis Cook, Dango Ouattara, Marcus Tavernier, Emiliano Marcondes, Ryan Fredericks, and Alex Scott are all sidelined.

Lloyd Kelly's availability for Bournemouth is confirmed by Iraola, subject to any unforeseen setbacks in his recovery from injury. Additionally, Marco Senesi is fit and ready after encountering cramps in the previous weekend's match.

Liverpool vs Bournemouth Forecast

This match presents a substantial challenge for Liverpool, given the uncertainty surrounding Bournemouth's current form. However, the undeniable influence of Anfield cannot be discounted.

Prediction: Liverpool to secure a 3-0 victory.

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