Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
17 December 2017
Game week
18
Kick-off
17:30
Half-time
0 - 3
Full-time
0 - 4

Goals

0 - 1
20' Philippe Coutinho (G) (assist by: A. Robertson)*
0 - 2
26' D. Lovren (G) (assist by: Roberto Firmino)
0 - 3
44' Mohamed Salah (G) (assist by: A. Oxlade-Chamberlain)*
0 - 4
66' Roberto Firmino (G) (assist by: Philippe Coutinho)

Commentary

Minute   Description
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Liverpool move back to fourth in the Premier League after putting on a clinic this afternoon to defeat Bournemouth. Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring with a fine weaving run and finish before Dejan Lovren and Mohamed Salah killed off the contest before the break. Roberto Firmino made it four in the second half with a headed finish and it could have been more had the Reds wanted to add to the scoresheet. The Cherries were simply outplayed by a better side, but their winless run in the top flight extends to six matches.
FULL-TIME: BOURNEMOUTH 0-4 LIVERPOOL
90'+4 The referee ends the contest.
90'+3 SAVE! Solanke does get his effort away this time, but is denied by a solid stop from Begovic before Lallana heads over on the rebound.
Solanke collects in the box, but he just cannot get an effort away before he gets challenged by Cook.
90'+2 The game is slowly petering to an end as the visitors retain possession.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
87' WIDE! Ings almost makes an immediate impact off the bench as Lallana tees him up inside the box, but he slams his effort wide from his left-footed strike.
Ings replaces Coutinho.
86' WIDE! Bournemouth allow Coutinho to strike from distance and he almost makes them pay, firing narrowly wide of the post.
85' The visitors are almost at walking pace now as they attempt see out the victory with a clean sheet.
83' OVER! Coutinho feeds Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right flank and he goes for the drive at goal from the inside channel, only to blast his effort over the bar.
81' Stanislas has space on the break, but Klavan does well to close down the angle for a cross and he makes the block to stop the Bournemouth attack.
78' Liverpool continue to probe away at the Cherries backline, but without the same intensity when the game was not safe in the first half.
76' Solanke replaces Firmino for the final stages of the contest.
The pace of the game has dropped significantly over the last few minutes as Liverpool aim to conserve energy ahead of their showdown against Arsenal next week.
74' Stanislas blasts the ball towards the near post, but the Reds are able to rebuff the danger and clear their lines.
73' Lallana goes into the book for a foul on Ibe and hands the Cherries a free-kick in a decent position.
72' Bournemouth are not quitting this afternoon and are still trying to threaten the Liverpool goal, but have not looked dangerous in the final third.
71' Lallana returns to action to replace Salah.
68' Liverpool are in full flow in attack and if Bournemouth are not careful the scoreline could easily get out of hand. They're at the mercy of Klopp's men.
66' Coutinho lifts a fine delivery into the box and Firmino heads home.
GOALLLLLLLL!!!!! LIVERPOOL HAVE FOUR! Firmino gets on the scoresheet as he latches on to Coutinho's cross into the box and dispatches his header past Begovic. Bournemouth were lapse at the back again and afforded Coutinho space and time to cross into the box and Firmino ran off his marker to head home.
65' Liverpool probe on the edge of the box, but cannot find a way through as Salah overhits his cross into the box, while Coutinho is stopped in his tracks by Francis.
62' The visitors clear the threat from the resulting corner as Surman's delivery lacks quality from the right flank. The Cherries have not been good enough from dead-ball situations.
Klavan gives away possession to Ibe and he runs down the flank and wins a corner off the legs of Robertson.
60' SAVE! Mignolet keeps Defoe at bay with a smart save after the forward had created room on the left flank, cutting inside to shoot on his right foot.
59' OFF THE POST! Oxlade-Chamberlain wins the ball with a perfectly-timed challenge and raids forward into the box. He strikes with his left foot and is only denied by the post. An excellent tackle, run and shot by the midfielder.
57' Salah takes a run at Ake down the flank, but for the first time in the game he overruns the ball and it goes out of play for a goal-kick.
56' Cook replaces Daniels for the home side.
55' WIDE! The Cherries work the ball on the edge of the box and between Surman and Defoe they work the ball behind the Liverpool defence for Fraser's run, only for the winger to fire wide of the post.
52' Henderson raids down the right and sends a cross into the box. Begovic comes off his line, only to miss the ball. Fortunately for him there's no Liverpool player behind him to pounce on his mistake.
51' Liverpool win a corner and the ball travels as far as Robertson on the edge of the box, but he scuffs his strike at goal.
49' Ake makes a mistake at the back by heading straight to Salah, but the winger cannot bring the ball under control before Francis makes the covering challenge.
48' Robertson wins the ball from Ibe and finds Coutinho. The Scot makes a run into the box and looks for the return pass, but the ball from Coutinho goes astray.
46' Fraser replaces Pugh at the break for the home side.
We're back underway at the Vitality Stadium.
Liverpool are in complete control of the contest at the break, holding a 3-0 lead over Bournemouth. Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring with a fine individual goal, dribbling his way through the Cherries' defence before firing home. Dejan Lovren capitalised on poor defending to score the visitors' second, heading home from close range. Mohamed Salah notched his 20th goal of the term with what has become his trademark by cutting in from the right flank before burying his left-footed strike.
HALF-TIME: BOURNEMOUTH 0-3 LIVERPOOL
45'+2 The referee ends the first half.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
44' GOALLLLLLL!!!!! SALAH SCORES THIS TIME! The Egyptian runs Daniels ragged down the flank as he collects before cutting inside on his left foot. He takes an extra touch to create a yard of space to beat Ake before curling his effort into the bottom corer. Salah now has 20 goals in all competitions for the Reds this season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain releases his team-mate down the right flank and Salah finds the net with a fine finish.
43' SAVE! Salah is denied! Liverpool break on the counter and Salah plays a one-two with Coutinho, with the Brazilian lifting a delightful ball over the top of the Bournemouth defence. The Egyptian only has Begovic to beat, but the keeper spreads himself to make a fine save.
42' Pugh and Daniels open up the Liverpool defence with the latter firing a low cross into the box. It comes to Stanislas in the middle, but he scuffs his first-time effort.
41' Liverpool win a corner and a chance presents itself for Salah to strike on his right foot, but he opts not to fire on his weaker foot and Bournemouth close down the space in the penalty area.
40' SAVE! Oxlade-Chamberlain pounces on a loose ball on the edge of the box, but his stinging low drive is well saved by Begovic low to his right.
39' OFF THE POST! Defoe spurns the chance to get Bournemouth back into the game. Stanislas opens up the Liverpool defence with a throughball into the forward's feet in the box. However, with only Mignolet to beat, Defoe's effort clatters off the inside of the post and bounces clear.
37' Surman gathers the ball following a mistake by Klavan, but the home side are unable to capitalise as they cannot keep possession in the Liverpool half.
35' Surman tests Liverpool's defences at the near post, but the visitors are able to clear their lines before Pugh fouls Henderson.
34' Pugh sends in a threatening cross from the left, but there's no player in a red and black shirt attacking the ball. Klavan concedes a corner, but the visitors look organised at the back.
33' Liverpool are passing the ball around with ease in the Bournemouth half. They're on form today after a frustrating week for Klopp's men.
31' Stanislas replaces King for the home side.
29' King is in discomfort and will have to make way here as he looks groggy heading to the touchline. Another blow for the Cherries.
26' Firmino is alert at the back post and he does well to hook the ball back across the face of goal for Lovren to head home.
GOALLLLLLLL!!!!! LOVREN FINDS THE NET! Liverpool double their lead as Bournemouth go to sleep from the resulting corner. Klavan heads Coutinho's cross to the back post and Firmino is able to capitalise on loose defending from Daniels to knock the ball across the face of goal. Lovren is brave as he dives to head at goal and he gets between two defenders to convert from close range.
25' BLOCK! Salah and Henderson combine to find Firmino in the box, but Francis is there to divert his effort just past the post.
22' WIDE! Oxlade-Chamberlain wins the ball in the middle of the park before releasing the run of Salah down the right. The winger cuts in from the flank to curl an effort at goal, only to send his effort wide of the post. Liverpool are dominating here.
21' Robertson goes on the surge down the left and he tries to force the ball across the face of goal, but the home side get enough men back to stop his cross.
20' Robertson slides the ball to Coutinho, who does the rest.
GOALLLLL!!!! BRILLIANT FROM COUTINHO!!! Liverpool take the lead through a brilliant effort from the Brazilian. Coutinho charges through the Bournemouth midfield before weaving his way past Francis in the box. He holds his composure to fire a low strike into the bottom corner. An outstanding effort from the midfielder.
17' Pugh sends the ball forward down the left flank, but Ibe mistimes his run and is caught offside. The Cherries have not got going in the final third.
15' Liverpool are able to clear their lines from the cross into the box and regain the ascendency with their passing game.
14' Klavan slides in hard on King and the referee awards a free-kick to Bournemouth down the right flank, but there's no further punishment for the defender.
13' WIDE! Salah collects in the right inside channel and cuts back on to his left foot to beat the challenge of Daniels. He goes for the strike, only to blast his effort over the bar.
12' Liverpool keep the attack alive and Oxlade-Chamberlain goes for the strike from the edge of the box, only to send his effort wide of the post.
11' OFF THE POST! A huge let-off for Bournemouth as Coutinho curls his effort brilliantly over the wall, but his strike hits the inside of the post and bounces to safety. So close to the opener for the visitors.
10' Ake is booked for pulling back Firmino.
An error by Cook exposes the Bournemouth backline and Ake has to pull back Firmino to stop his run into the box. However, Liverpool have a free-kick right on the edge of the box.
9' Daniels whips the ball behind the Liverpool backline, although Klavan recovers and sends the ball back to Mignolet ahead of King.
8' Oxlade-Chamberlain and Coutinho are trying to knock lofted passes over the top of the Bournemouth defence, but are not succeeding thus far.
6' Daniels slides a pass behind the Liverpool backline aiming for the run of Defoe, but Lovren just has the pace to beat the forward and he knocks it back to Mignolet to clear.
5' Lovren sends a long ball forward down the left looking for the run of Robertson, but the full-back does not have the pace to keep the ball in play.
3' Gomez collects on the right flank and he fires the ball low across the face of goal, but no white shirt can react to turn the cross home as the ball trickles past the post.
2' Oxlade-Chamberlain floats a cross to the back post for Coutinho to attack. Despite his height disadvantage, the midfielder wins the header and guides his header only narrowly wide of the post.
1' We're underway at the Vitality Stadium.
STAT ATTACK! Liverpool lost a two-goal lead to lose in this exact fixture last season, one of only four instances of this happening in the Premier League era (3-4 v Leeds in 2000, 2-3 v QPR in 2012 and 2-3 v Southampton in 2016).
STAT ATTACK! Bournemouth have beaten Liverpool just once in all competitions (P11 W1 D3 L7), a 4-3 victory in this exact fixture last season.
Liverpool have made three changes to their side from their draw against West Brom during the week. Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jordan Henderson come into the fold, with Philippe Coutinho moving forward to be part of the front three alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah. Adam Lallana returns to the bench after his lengthy injury lay-off.
Howe has made five changes to his team that was beaten 1-0 by Manchester United during the week. Jermain Defoe, Jordon Ibe, Lewis Cook, Andrew Surman and Marc Pugh all return to the fold, with Defoe leading the line supported by Josh King, who retains his place in the team ahead of Callum Wilson.
Liverpool subs: Karius, Milner, Mane, Lallana, Ings, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold.
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Mignolet; Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Coutinho.
Bournemouth subs: Afobe, Stanislas, Fraser, Cook, Gosling, Boruc, Arter.
BOURNEMOUTH (4-4-2): Begovic; Smith, Francis, Ake, Daniels; Ibe, Cook, Surman, Pugh; King, Defoe.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
Liverpool's momentum has been stymied in their last two matches, failing to defeat Everton and West Brom on home soil. Jurgen Klopp's men were frustrated by Wayne Rooney's late penalty in the Merseyside derby, while they were unable to find a way through the Baggies during the week. Their fortunes have to change this afternoon to keep them on pace in the battle for a top four place.
Bournemouth are on a five-match winless run in the Premier League and are only one point outside of the relegation zone. Eddie Howe's men played out a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace with two Jermain Defoe strikes earning the Cherries a point, while they were only beaten 1-0 by Manchester United during the week. However, their winless run will be a concern to Howe.
Welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium.

Lineups

R
A
A
2
S. Francis
5
G. Wijnaldum
5
N. Aké
6
A. Surman
6
D. Lovren
7
M. Pugh
9
Roberto Firmino
10
Philippe Coutinho
11
Mohamed Salah
11
C. Daniels
12
J. Gomez
14
J. Henderson
15
A. Smith
16
L. Cook
17
J. King
17
R. Klavan
18
J. Defoe
21
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
22
S. Mignolet
26
A. Robertson
27
A. Begović
33
J. Ibe
19
24
3
20
29
28
C
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
A. Marriner
Assistants
S. Beck
Fourth official
K. Friend

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Match Stats

AFC Bournemouth Liverpool
22 Attacks (Dangerous) 52
2 Corners 3
4 Fouls 10
14 Free Kicks 7
11 Goal Kicks 2
2 Offsides 4
2 Shots (blocked) 2
2 Shots (off target) 10
2 Shots (on target) 6
1 Shots (woodwork) 0
24 Throw Ins 18

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
123+5062
223+3250
323+2647
423+2547
523+2544
623+1139
723-134
823+231
923-1327
1023-926
1123-1225
1223-1225
1323-1124
1423-2024
1523-1023
1623-1223
1723-1121
1823-2720
1923-1219
2023-2117

Vitality Stadium

Name:
Vitality Stadium 
City:
Bournemouth, Dorset 
Capacity:
12000