As Jurgen Klopp put it himself, it is hard to conceive of a better “mood-booster” for any Liverpool team than the 7-0 win over Manchester United they claimed last time out.
But the Reds’ historic thrashing of their bitter rivals was still only worth three points and, if they are to keep their push for Champions League qualification on track, then they need to back Sunday’s result up against Bournemouth.
The Cherries have won just once in their last 12 outings, but pushed Premier League leaders Arsenal to the final seconds last weekend before succumbing to a 3-2 defeat.
Gary O’Neil must hope that the overriding feeling among his players after that game was one of pride in their performance rather than heartbreak over the outcome as they look to bloody the nose of another big-hitter this week.
Follow all the action with The Sporting News’ live blog below…
Bournemouth vs. Liverpool live score
BOU — Billing — 28th min
Bournemouth vs. Liverpool live updates, highlights
34th min: Billing a man in form this season.
* 2⃣ Goals conceded…
⚽️ Phillip Billing gives Bournemouth a shock lead at the Vitality Stadium!
🇩🇰 Billing nets his sixth league goal of the season, only twice has he achieved a higher amount in a single campaign… #BOULIV https://t.co/JGrzsjqciC
— Sporting News Football Club (@sn_footballclub) March 11, 2023
28th min: GOAL! Bournemouth open the scoring and, on the basis of the last 10 minutes, you have to say it’s deserved!
Ouattara gets in behind the Liverpool defence far too easily before beating Van Dijk on the outside again and giving Billing the simplest of tap-ins.
26th min: Konate makes amends in heading away the subsequent set-piece delivery before Nunez does the same from the corner.
25th min: Konate lunges in on Billing as Bournemouth break and hands the hosts a free-kick in a very promising area 10 yards outside the box.
20th min: Bournemouth work it well through the Liverpool lines before Billing whips in a powerful cross from the left but Alisson does well to get down and collect it.
13th min: Liverpool have the ball in the back of the net through Gakpo but it’s not going to count.
Nunez nods a crossfield ball back across goal for his Dutch teammate to volley in but, as spotted by the linesman, the scorer had strayed offside before finishing.
9th min: A huge chance goes begging for Bournemouth!
A sloppy pass from Alexander-Arnold gifts the ball to Solanke and results in him feeding Ouattara, but the winger closes the angle too much in rounding Alisson and can only find the side-netting.
6th min: Lerma clears one off the line!
The Bournemouth man does brilliantly to get up and nod away a powerful Van Dijk header that was on its way into the back of the net.
5th min: Nunez uses his strength to win the ball on the left before feeding Gakpo, who quickly sends the ball along to Salah just inside the box in a central position.
Unfortunately for the Liverpool forward, his first-time strike is a weak one and easily saved by Neto.
1st min: Liverpool get the game under way through Harvey Elliott.
15 mins from kickoff: Gary O’Neil gives his thoughts to BT Sport: “They’re in good form at the moment and have fantastic attacking threat. It’ll be a tough ask, of course, but we approach the game as one that we need to take three points from.”
30 mins from kickoff: Klopp has explained his selection to BT Sport: “Hendo had a bit of a cold but other than that Stefan comes in, the rest the same.
“A massive change is not needed after playing last Sunday so we go again with the rest.”
40 mins from kickoff: A huge day for David Brooks as he features in the Bournemouth squad for the first time in 525 days.
The Welshman was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin lymphoma in October 2021 but has beaten the disease and is ready for an emotional return to action today.
50 mins from kickoff: A big call from Klopp to go with two teenagers in midfield and leave captain Jordan Henderson on the bench.
O’Neil, meanwhile, will hope that former Liverpool target Lloyd Kelly can help shore up a defence that conceded three to Arsenal last weekend.
1 hr from kickoff: The team news is in!
📝 𝗧𝗘𝗔𝗠 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 📝
🔺 Brooks back in squad
🔺 Kelly returns to line up
🔺 Lerma also in from the off
Our line up for #BOULIV 👊👊 pic.twitter.com/uevnWT4jzb
— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) March 11, 2023
⚪ #BOULIV TEAM NEWS ⚪
Here’s how we line up to take up on AFC Bournemouth today!
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 11, 2023
1.5 hrs from kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Bournemouth vs. Liverpool. The visitors have the Champions League places in their sights after thrashing Manchester United last time out, but are up against a Cherries side who know they need to start picking up points as soon as possible if they are to stave off Premier League relegation.
Bournemouth vs Liverpool lineups
Lloyd Kelly and Jefferson Lerma return to the Bournemouth line-up as O’Neil shakes things up for the visit of Liverpool.
There is also a significant boost on the bench, where David Brooks makes his first appearance in the squad for 525 days after beating cancer.
Bournemouth starting XI (4-4-1-1): Neto (GK) — Smith, Senesi, Stephens, Kelly — Ouattara, Lerma, Billing, Anthony — Rothwell — Solanke
Subs: Travers (GK), Fredericks, Cook, Semenyo, Christie, Vina, Moore, Mepham, Brooks
Liverpool’s injury picture is unchanged from their impressive victory over United, with Joe Gomez, Luis Diaz and Thiago Alcantara still sidelined.
But Klopp makes one change to his starting line-up, with Stefan Bajcetic taking the place of Jordan Henderson in central midfield.
Liverpool starting XI (4-3-3): Alisson (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson — Elliott, Fabinho, Bajcetic — Salah, Gakpo, Nunez
Subs: Adrian (GK), Tsimikas, Carvalho, Milner, Matip, Henderson, Jota, Firmino, Arthur
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What time is Bournemouth vs Liverpool kickoff?
This Premier League clash kicks off at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, March 11 at 12:30 p.m. local time.
Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:
|USA||Sat, Mar. 11||07:30 ET|
|Canada||Sat, Mar. 11||07:30 ET|
|UK||Sat, Mar. 11||12:30 GMT|
|Australia||Sat, Mar. 11||23:30 AEDT|
|India||Sat, Mar. 11||18:00 IST|
|Hong Kong||Sat, Mar. 11||20:30 HKT|
|Malaysia||Sat, Mar. 11||20:30 MYT|
|Singapore||Sat, Mar. 11||20:30 SGT|
|New Zealand||Sun, Mar. 12||01:30 NZDT|
Bournemouth vs Liverpool live stream, TV channel
Here’s how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:
|USA||NBC USA Network, Universo||Universo NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBC Sports site/app|
|UK||BT Sport 1, BT Sport Ultimate||BT Sport site/app|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport Premier League||Sky Sport NOW|
|India||Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports 3 Asia||JioTV, Hotstar VIP|
|Hong Kong||Now Premier League TV (Ch.620-621)||Now E|
Astro Go, sooka
|Singapore||221 Hub Premier 1, 222 Hub Premier 2||StarHub TV+|
UK: This match will be broadcast live in the UK via BT Sports’ TV and streaming services.
USA: This match streams on the NBC USA Network platform for subscribers in both English and Spanish.
Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via fuboTV in Canada.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.
MORE: Watch every Premier League match live with fuboTV in Canada
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