FT: Bournemouth 0-3 Liverpool. Liverpool stroll to another convincing win as Klopp's rotation pays off once more. Bournemouth were pathetic and have now lost five games in a row, but Liverpool don't care and are currently 11 points clear ay the top.
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Bournemouth - Liverpool
Premier League - 7 December 2019
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Liverpool have a free-kick a fair way out - probably 35 yards from goal - but central. Henderson taps to Salah, who controls, and Henderson then shoots. Ramsdale saves.
We're into two added minutes.
Shaqiri is into the action straightaway, cross for Jones to volley over.
- OffAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
- OnXherdan ShaqiriLiverpool
Shaqiri takes the place of Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Francus blocks a well-hit Firmino shot. Bournemouth just waiting for this to end.
Ramsdale just about does enough to clear the ball after a loose backpass is inches away from putting Salah through on goal.
A similar scene unfolds as another Milner cross runs to Alexander-Arnold and he again fluffs his lines and doesn't make a clean connection with the ball.
Milner is released down the left, stops in his tracks and then dinks the ball to Alexander-Arnold at the back post. His scuffed shot needs to be cleared off the line, but the flag was up for reasons that are not entirely clear.
- OffAndrew RobertsonLiverpool
- OnCurtis JonesLiverpool
It's Robertson who departs.
Jones has been waiting to come on for his Premier League debut for almost five minutes now.
The moment it became 3-0.
Van Dijk masterfully eases Danjuma off the ball to win his team a goal-kick.
Direct from a throw-in, Henderson hooks the ball forward and Salah runs onto it. Isolated, he goes for goal and strings the palms of Ramsdale.
Cook finds Danjuma with a nice pass and Danjuma cuts inside and looks to create room for the shot, but Van Dijk doesn't oblige him.
Dannuma puts the ball in the net, but everyone else had stopped playing long ago as Rico, who crossed to him, was well offside.
- OffCallum WilsonBournemouth
- OnDan GoslingBournemouth
Gosling comes on for Bournemouth's final change.
The Cherries' afternoon gets even worse as Wilson pulls up with a hamstring complaint.
Liverpool are a quality team and can make anyone look silly, but you have to say that this has been pretty abject from Bournemouth. Liverpool have not been tested at all.
- OffPhilip BillingBournemouth
- OnLewis CookBournemouth
Cook is on for Billing.
Not bad going.
Milner picks out Alexander-Arnold, who takes a touch and then shoots wide with his weaker foot.
That's Salah's first away goal in the league this season. He has now scored in all five of the matches he has played against Bournemouth.
- GoalMohamed SalahLiverpool
GOAL! Bournemouth 0-3 Liverpool (Salah). Simpson cheaply gives the ball straight Keita, who in turn plays in Salah, who had run in behind the defence, and Salah coolly finishes to grab his customary goal versus Bournemouth.
Simpson almost plays a backpass straight into Salah's path and a panicked Ramsdale hacks the ball into touch.
Milner drives a cross into the six-yard box but away from anyone in a white shirt.
A miscued clearance falls to Keita on the edge of the Bournemouth box, but he doesn't make the cleanest of connections and Ramsdale can save.
Bournemouth, who didn't have a shot on target in the first half, get the game back underway.
HT: Bournemouth 0-2 Liverpool. The game took a while to get going, but Liverpool have been dominant and lead after two goals that they made look simple. The second was a nice move and Bournemouth, now without the injured Ake, have done nothing that suggests they can get back into this match.
Firmino meets a Liverpool corner at the near post and almost sets up Salah at the far post, but Salah shoots over.
Firmino runs at a worried Simpson but ends up slicing his shot wide.
- GoalNaby KeïtaLiverpool
GOAL! Bournemouth 0-2 Liverpool (Keita). What a lovely goal! Keita passes to Salah and carries on his run. The Egyptian holds the ball for a second and then picks out Keita with a lovely backheel and Keita lifts the ball over Ramsdale to double Liverpool's lead.
Alexander-Arnold is immediately finding joy down the right and picks out Firmino with a delightful cutback, but the Brazilian's shot is blocked.
Liverpool sharing the love.
- OffDejan LovrenLiverpool
- OnTrent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool
Alexander-Arnold comes on for Lovren, who is able to jog half of the way off but must be injured.
- Yellow cardJoe GomezLiverpool
Gomez cynically pulls back Solanke after giving the ball away and collects the game's first booking.
Ramsdale saves a Firmino daisy-cutter.
What a terrible few minutes for the hosts.
- GoalAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
GOAL! Bournemouth 0-1 Liverpool (Oxlade-Chamberlain). Liverpool lead and made it look simple. Henderson plays a long ball over the top, Oxlande-Chamberlain is there to meet it on the volley and nudges the ball past Ramsdale, who really should have come out sooner.
- OffNathan AkéBournemouth
- OnJack SimpsonBournemouth
Simpson comes on for Ake - his first league appearance this season.
Ake makes an excellent sliding tackle to deny Salah a chance, but he looks to have pulled his hamstring in the process.
A lovely ball from Fraser looks to have put Solanke through on goal, but he makes things harder than they needed to be by trying to outwit Van Dijk and doesn't succeed.
Gomez is finding plenty of space down the right so far.
Ramsdale easily saves a Salah header from a tight angle. This is more like it.
Danjuma makes a smart run across his marker and Fraser's cross finds him, but Danjuma can't hit the target.
A loose ball drops for Milner inside the box and he tries to bend a shot into the far corner, but doesn't get enough curl on his effort.
Billing hurls a long throw-in into the box, where Lovren heads it away.
The Cherries work the corner to Rico, he crosses and Liverpool clear.
Solanke runs into the channel, gets a pass and then cuts inside, winning a corner when his cross is deflected wide by Lovren.
Henderson picks out an unmarked Robertson, who volleys wildly into the crowd. Not sure if that was a shot or a cross.
Lerma wins the ball off Keita inside Liverpool's half, but Wilson squanders the opening when he receives the ball.
Don't think anything from the first 15 minutes will make the highlights package later.
Firmino attempts to slip in Oxlade-Chamberlain, but the pass is deflected and that means Oxlade-Chamberlain can't take it in his stride and dribbles the ball out of play.
Ramsdale claims an overhit Henderson cross.
Gomez passes to Salah, who has found a pocket of space in the corner of the box, and the Egyptian then tries to curl one into the top corner. Ramsdale does well to not only save but take the ball cleanly.
As you would expect, Salah is on the right and Oxlade-Chamberlain on the left. Bournemouth look to be in a 4-4-1-1 formation, with Solanke deeper than WIlson.
With Liverpool having dominated possession early on, Bournemouth look to break when they win it back but Wilson is caught offside.
Liverpool get the game going.
It's white shirts for Liverpool this afternoon. Alisson - back from suspension - is in green. Ramsdale is wearing yellow, with his outfield team-mates in black and red as usual. Chris Kavanagh is the referee.
The players are about to make their way no the pitch. The Bournemouth players have jackets with "Afobe" written on the back in support of their former colleague whose 2-year-old daughter sadly passed away last month.
Howe has been linked with the vacant managerial job at Liverpool's city neighbours this week, but he said he was "a little bit embarrassed with the speculation if I am honest after our recent run of results" and insisted he is committed to the Cherries.
One thing that isn't perfect is Liverpool's defence. It's now 13 matches in all competitions since they kept a clean sheet.
By contrast, Klopp said pre-match that he is delighted to have "people with half a brain at least" in reference to his players' understanding his rotation policy. "There's no time for rest but we have to try to give players a rest here and there and others have to perform," he said, adding that he was expects to see "desire" on the pitch if not "perfection".
The last of those Bournemouth defeats, against 10-man Crystal Palace, left Howe "hugely disappointed". He described his team's display as "very predictable" and said it didn't have "enough intelligence, enough creativity, enough flair, enough flamboyance" - but accepted the ultimate blame lied with him. Thanks to Everton's win, Bournemouth will start this game just one point above the relegation zone.
Bournemouth enter this game on a run of four straight Premier League defeats. They have never lost five in a row in the competition.
Liverpool have won each of the clubs' last four meetings, with the aggregate score 14-0.
Liverpool have a very busy run of fixtures coming up, so that Klopp has been able to rotate his team this week is a big positive. He will face questions if they don't win here, but you'd have to say that this afternoon's team is stronger than the one that demolished Everton in midweek. With such a commanding lead in the title race, many think fixture congestion catching up with them is the only way Liverpool can lose it from here. If the derby was their first serious test of that, they passed it with flying colours.
Salah has scored in each of his last four games against the Cherries. Including this hat-trick, he has six goals in four games against them.
Having rested several key players for the Merseyside Derby, Jurgen Klopp rings the changes. James Milner is the only member of the front six that started on Wednesday night to retain his place, with Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino both coming back into the side. Joe Gomez will presumably be playing at right-back. Sadio Mane, star of the show on Wednesday and perhaps Liverpool's best player in 2019, is on the bench.
LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Salah. Subs: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Jones, Elliott, Mane, Shaqiri, Origi.
Howe makes two changes to the Bournemouth team. Ryan Fraser - linked with a move to Anfield recently - replaces Harry Wilson, who cannot face his parent club, while Simon Francis is in for the injured Adam Smith. Ex-Liverpool man Dominic Solanke, who is still without a goal since moving to Bournemouth, starts up top alongside Callum Wilson.
BOURNEMOUTH: Ramsdale, Francis, Mepham, Ake, Rico, Danjuma, Billing, Lerma, Fraser, Wilson, Solanke. Subs: Boruc, STacey, Simpson, Surman, Gosling, Cook, Ibe.
Welcome along to live coverage of Liverpool’s trip to Bournemouth. The Reds - eight points clear at the top of the table and riding a 32-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League - face a team that is out of form and coming off a defeat which left Eddie Howe feeling "as low as I've felt as Bournemouth manager.” He’ll be without his top scorer today, so could be in for a long afternoon. Full team news is coming up next.