Date: 16th April 2018 at 9:47am
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Liverpool
3 – 0
AFC Bournemouth

Anfield

Premier League

14/04/2018 5:30 pm

Attendance: 52959

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Liverpool AFC Bournemouth
Mané 7' Salah 69' Firmino 90'
Loris Karius Asmir Begović
Trent Alexander-Arnold Ryan Fraser
Dejan Lovren 83 Simon Francis (c)
Virgil van Dijk Steve Cook
Andrew Robertson Nathan Aké
 
Jordan Henderson (c) Charlie Daniels
Georginio Wijnaldum Dan Gosling
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
 
Lewis Cook 73
Sadio Mané 77 Jordan Ibe 58
Mohamed Salah Joshua King
Roberto Firmino 91 Jermain Defoe 70

Substitutes

Simon Mignolet Artur Boruc
Ragnar Klavan 83 Jack Simpson
Alberto Moreno Brad Smith
James Milner 77 Andrew Surman 73
Ben Woodburn Marc Pugh
Dominic Solanke 91 Lys Mousset 58
Danny Ings Callum Wilson 70

Game Statistics

20 Goal attempts 6
7 On Target 1
7 Corners 5
9 Fouls 9
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
62 % 38

All the stats as the Reds enhance their top four hopes with a routine home victory over Bournemouth…

Liverpool received a warm welcome on their return to Anfield on Saturday evening after booking their place in the Champions League semi-finals at Manchester City on Tuesday night.

Surprisingly, given the intensity of that encounter and the mid-table nature of their opposition, manager Jürgen Klopp fielded arguably his strongest available starting X1, featuring only the one change from the Etihad.

That came in midfield, where captain Jordan Henderson returned from his European suspension, meaning the dynamic front three of Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all started.

What’s more the trio were all on target as the Reds took their collective goal tally for the season up to 121 in all competitions.

The encounter did end in slightly negative fashion for the hosts however with Dejan Lovren substituted because of injury. Given the continued absence of fellow defenders Joël Matip and Joe Gomez, Klopp will be hopeful the issue isn’t serious.


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