Liverpool will not remember the last match away from home against Bournemouth all too fondly. This was the exact moment last season where our campaign fell apart as we gave up a 3-1 lead at the Vitality to lose the match 4-3 in the final seconds.
Going into the game, we haven’t been in the best of form, having drawn our last two home games and maybe playing away from home will give us some sort of boost as the Cherries could look to attack our questionable defence, giving us a chance to hit them on the counter.
While the Cherries won’t have a lot of issues regarding their injured players, we should see Simon Mignolet return in place of Loris Karius. We won’t be seeing Emre Can as he is currently serving a suspension but we could see Adam Lallana make a return to the side, if not the starting XI.
The Reds did partake in their last training session before taking on Eddie Howe’s men and looked in a good mood even if it has been doom and gloom from many of the fans in the last week or so.
One of the sights to see was Danny Ings in smiles and maybe the former Burnley striker could get a few minutes under his belt in the game against the Cherries.
Sadio Mane looked ready to burn down the wings while Ben Woodburn also looked pleased with how things went in the training session, even if he hasn’t played for our first-team this season.
Adam Lallana, Simon Mignolet and Dominic Solanke could all get a start in the next game and we might have to deal with Mohamed Salah being on the bench as Klopp continues his rotation policy.
The dynamic Brazilian pairing of Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho look fit and ready to go as well and hopefully, things work out for us at the Vitality and we come out unscathed, with three points.
A Big Game Ahead
Bournemouth have not won any of their last 5 games while we are unbeaten in our last 8 games, with 5 wins and 3 draws. One of the more staggering stats is that Jurgen Klopp has made 65 changes to our starting XI this season, which is 23 more than any other manager in the Premier League.
Rather unsurprisingly, Klopp made just 54 changes in the entirety of last season and we should see a few more changes, since the German wants to keep our players fresh for the winter schedule. We still start as favourites in the game and hopefully, a win will help us close the gap on the top four and even help us end the matchday in the Champions League places.
Liverpool equal two more records after their impressive 2-0 win over Fulham
Liverpool don’t seem to be the same team from last season, despite boasting an unbeaten record in the Premier League.
The Reds beat Fulham 2-0 to make it 30 points from 12 games, and are just two behind Manchester City who lead the table.
Our attack hasn’t blitzed the opposition like last season, but the numbers suggest this has been an amazing start to the Premier League campaign.
Ian Doyle wrote for the Liverpool Echo about the latest game and claimed that we have matched our best points tally after 12 games.
Doyle further claimed that our goal difference of +18 was the best in terms of Premier League seasons.
Our attack might not be firing on all cylinders but our defence has been exceptional so far. Alisson kept yet another clean sheet on Sunday, and we also equalled the record for clean sheets from 1977-78 and 1978-79.
In fact, our defence has been the reason why we have done so well this season. We barely seem to concede and Virgil van Dijk has been an exceptional purchase, alongside Alisson.
The pair combined well to start an attack against the Cottagers on Sunday. Van Dijk signalled Alisson to take a free-kick early, and that resulted in Mohamed Salah opening the scoring for the Reds.
The Reds haven’t been that great in the Champions League, and we need to ensure our qualification into the next round.
Liverpool play Watford after the international break and take on Paris Saint-Germain away a few days later.
“I can’t believe it”, “Shocked” – Some Liverpool fans unsure about Mohamed Salah’s choice of T-shirt
The former Roma star is also one of the most recognisable faces in the world, and there have been murals, statues and paintings celebrating the success of the Liverpool attacker.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the player wants a bit of privacy and Salah tweeted an image of him travelling “incognito”.
Travelling incognito.😀 pic.twitter.com/1Ys7bx6AUg
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) November 12, 2018
The player wearing a Balaclava would not have been much of a problem, but many fans didn’t like his choice of shirt.
The Egyptian wore a “Project-Playboy” shirt and while we cannot say what his intentions were by sporting the shirt, some of the fans questioned his taste, while others some supported him.
Salah charging pic.twitter.com/qpRFwau1Tm
— Engr.Faris 🇸🇦 (@Mustache_O) November 12, 2018
— Stuart Maxwell (@cobblerstu) November 12, 2018
— شحات عمران (@gnsPHNmRt71XgdA) November 12, 2018
Be careful mo
— Nathan Astin (@nathastin) November 12, 2018
Try going Rambo next time😂cheers for the pic 🙏 pic.twitter.com/FUFoTVGVcX
— Nav nagra (@Navnagra4) November 12, 2018
Is that Playboy t shirt or another rabbit symbol
— Mohamed Salah Bastawy (@bastawy_salah) November 12, 2018
Playboy ya Salah pic.twitter.com/uAxT1ZYUth
— Abdelrahman mohamed (@Abdelra32371181) November 12, 2018
Mo Salah wearing playboy tees huhhh💉💉💉💉
— _ (@MB_86_) November 12, 2018
Not mo salah mo play boy
I can’t believe it
— husseinbawaked (@husseinbawaked) November 12, 2018
— Lemo (@sugarllemo) November 12, 2018
“I want to help the team” – Liverpool star wants to continue helping team after impressive performance against Fulham
Xherdan Shaqiri isn’t concerned about how many goals he scores and wants to help Liverpool do well. The Swiss star started in our 2-0 win over Fulham and scored a wonderful volley after Mohamed Salah opened the scoring.
The 26-year-old was pleased with his finish and told Liverpool’s website:
“The [kind of] impact is not so important for me. I want to help the team.
“When it’s with a goal or assist, it’s always good for the team. I came in the summer to help this team go forward and make the process better.
“I’m very happy with my performances, I just have to keep going like this and train hard every day. I hope we keep going until the end like this.”
Although the former Stoke City star hasn’t started many games for Liverpool, the stats are pretty decent for the 26-year-old.
The attacker already has two goals and three assists from four starts, and his performances should put forward his case of starting more games.
The Swiss attacker was the cheapest transfer we made in the summer, but he looks a quality purchase now.
Jurgen Klopp changed his formation to fit Shaqiri into the starting XI against Fulham. However, the Swiss star was the X Factor in our win over the Cottagers, and hopefully, he keeps getting the starts after the international break too.
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