Liverpool vs Bournemouth : Vitality Stadium on Saturday knowing that a win could send them to the summit of the Premier League.With the Reds playing at 3pm on Saturday, and Man City facing a tough away trip at Chelsea in the later kick-off, Jurgen Klopp’s side will climb into first with a home win.
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But Bournemouth will be full of confidence after beating Huddersfield 2-1 on Tuesday, with in-form striker Callum Wilson taking his goal tally to eight for the season.
The Cherries are currently seventh in the standings, above struggling Manchester United and level on points with Everton, and long-serving boss Eddie Howe has been rewarded for keeping faith in his current crop of players, adding only a few new names to the squad over the summer.
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Bournemouth will be without England midfielder Lewis Cook for the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury as they prepare for the Premier League match against Liverpool.
Midfielder Dan Gosling will also miss the game at the Vitality Stadium with his own knee problem.Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne and Dominic Solanke are set to miss Liverpool’s trip to Bournemouth on Saturday while Sadio Mane is unlikely to feature, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed.
However, the German should be able to welcome Georginio Wijnaldum and Andy Robertson back into his squad as the Reds bid to go top of the Premier League with a win on the south coast.
Klopp this week lost centre-half Joe Gomez to an ankle injury picked up at Burnley but Lovren has been ruled out of jreplacing him this weekend, with Klopp saying: “He will not be available.
“He got a knock last week and got a concussion and is still not able to play, like Clyney [who] is out already two weeks or so.
“Nothing serious but he’s not in training so not available as well. Joe [Gomez] obviously, Oxlade-Chamberlajin, Rhian Brewster and Dom Solanke but Dom is close, I really hope that he will be in team training from Sunday on but we have to see.”
Mane and Wijnaldum joined Lovren in missing out on the midweek win Turf Moor, but the latter should be available to return, while his teammate is closing in on full fitness after sustaining a cut on his foot.