Liverpool vs Bournemouth: TV channel, live stream, squad news, preview, kick-off time, date, odds and team news. How to watch Premier League on TV, stream online.
Liverpool takes on Bournemouth on Saturday in the Premier League, just a day after the Reds found out who they’ll place in the Champions League semifinals.
Here’s how you can watch the match, what’s on the line and our prediction:
How to watch
When: Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET
Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App
What’s at stake?
Liverpool is fighting to finish second with Manchester United, and trying to stay ahead of fourth-place Tottenham. The Reds are third with 67 points, four behind United but 10 clear of fifth place. A few more wins and a Champions League spot will be wrapped up. For Bournemouth, they are in 11th place with 38 points and 10 above the drop zone. Another win or a couple draws should ensure their spot in the top flight.
Liverpool struggles in front of goal early but get a double from Roberto Firmino and three more points. Liverpool 3, Bournemouth 0.
Liverpool are currently on their longest unbeaten run in 18 Premier League games (11 Wins, 7 Draws) since August 2009 when the went 31 games without defeat. Liverpool beat the Clarets 4 – 0 in the reverse fixture earlier this season and Roberto Firmino has been directly involved in four goals in his last four PL matches against Bournemouth, with two goals and two assists. In the previous five fixtures there have been 19 goals, which is an average of 3.8 goals per game.
Mohamed Salah is the Premier League’s leading goal scorer this season and the Egyptian international currently sits on 29 domestic goals; four ahead of second place Harry Kane and eight ahead of Sergio Aguero in third.
The Cherries have been in good form, restoring 18 points from losing positions this campaign – a Premier League best. Bournemouth are currently in 11th position and their most recent form has been D/L/W/D/D.
Sunday marks the anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster and all players will be wearing black armbands to remember the 96 that tragically lost their lives and there will also be a minute’s applause ahead of the referee’s whistle.
Projected Liverpool Lineup (4-3-3)
Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Firmino, Mané
Firmino sustained a minor neck sprain but is expected to be available tomorrow, while Emre Can (back injury), Nathaniel Clyne and Ragnar Klavan (both with muscular injuries) are unavailable for selection.
Bournemouth are without defender, Adam Smith who is still recovering from a knee injury and Junior Stanislas is out for the remainder of the season, also with a knee injury.
What the Managers Had to Say
Jürgen Klopp: It’s all about focus and switching on. Now it is Bournemouth tomorrow. People might start dreaming about Champions League games, but this is the real work to do. Bournemouth are in a good moment and I have not enough words for saying my respect for Eddie Howe; what they are doing there is unbelievable. In this difficult league, to be pretty much safe for next year this early is really a special thing – they have all of my respect.
Eddie Howe: Adam Smith will definitely miss out, as will Junior Stanislas. We’re obviously missing Junior for the remainder of the season. Adam is making good progress and we’re continuing to monitor his progress to see where he’s at. We’re hopeful that we’ll see him before end of season.
Referee: Chris Kavanagh Assistants: Lee Betts, Peter Kirkup Fourth official: Bobby Madley
Kickoff is set for 17:30PM GMT/13:30PM EST tomorrow, and television listings for the match can be found on LiveSoccerTV. In the meantime, we’ll be keeping you updated with all the build-up to the game, including team news as it’s released, our live matchday thread, and post-match recaps from The Liverpool Offside staff. If you want to join the discussion, sign up for an SB Nation account to have your say on the action as it happens.
What channel is Liverpool vs Bournemouth? Kick-off time, live stream details, odds and more ahead of Anfield clash
Jurgen Klopp’s men continue their chase for second place following their midweek European heroics
After finishing off Manchester City in Europe in midweek, Liverpool return to Premier League action looking to continue their pursuit of second place Manchester United.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are four points behind United, while being 10 points clear of fifth place Chelsea, and will hope to put Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth to the sword on Saturday evening.
The Reds star man Mohamed Salah will start in the league once more – having missed last weekend’s goalless draw with Everton – as he bids to reach 30 league goals amid his race for the golden boot with Harry Kane.
Liverpool remain unbeaten at Anfield this season and will be looking to put together a strong run ahead of their Champions League semi-final with Roma later this month.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game:
Emre Can is now expected to be out for the remainder of the season, and subsequently joins Adam Lallana and Joel Matip on the sidelines.
Ragnar Klavan and Nathaniel Clyne will sit this one out through injury, while Joe Gomez is battling his way to full fitness but will not be available for selection for this encounter.
For the visitors, defenders Adam Smith and Tyorne Mings won’t feature, likewise Junior Stanislas is unavailable.
The Reds will be looking to preserve the Premier League’s only unbeaten home record when they welcome the Cherries to Anfield on Saturday
Liverpool can move a step closer to securing a top-four finish when they put their unbeaten home record on the line against Bournemouth.
The Reds are now the only side in the Premier League yet to come unstuck in front of their own supporters this season, with champions-elect Manchester City having crumbled against arch-rivals United on derby day last time out.
Anfield has been a fortress for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, and the German coach will be determined to ensure that remains the case against the Cherries.
Eddie Howe’s side took a point from their trip to Merseyside last season, but they are currently on a run which has seen them collect just one victory from their last seven top-flight fixtures.