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Liverpool team news and predicted XI vs Bournemouth

By Jonathan Davies

Published: 13:41, 24 August 2022

Liverpool are seeking their maiden Premier League win of the campaign when they welcome Bournemouth on Saturday (3pm BST).

The Reds have opened the season with three winless games for the first time since 2012-13 under Brendan Rodgers. Following back-to-back draws against Fulham and Crystal Palace, Jurgen Klopp’s side came unstuck against rivals Manchester United last time out.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth have endured a reality check after beginning with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa; conceding seven goals without reply in commanding defeats at the hands of Manchester City and Arsenal.

Liverpool team news & predicted XI

Liverpool are still without the suspended Darwin Nunez following his red card against Palace, while Diogo Jota, Joel Matip and Thiago remain sidelined.

The Reds are targeting their first clean sheet of the campaign, with goalkeeper Alisson insisting he and his team-mates must be better in all areas of the field.

“We all agree that we must improve our performance,” the Brazil international said following the defeat at Old Trafford.

“We have to be more consistent, we have to come back to the clean sheets again and we have to play better with the ball, making better choices – we all agree on that. This is what we are going to chase for the next game.

“Sometimes, we have to be more perfect in a game. It’s difficult to do that, but as a team being together, we can do that and we can improve.

“We just have to keep working hard in our game in everything and defending with the ball.”

Naby Keita and Curtis Jones are doubts to face Bournemouth, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ibrahima Konate are long-term absentees.

  • Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Diaz. 

Bournemouth team news & predicted XI

Scott Parker made several changes for the midweek EFL Cup clash with Norwich City, but is likely to revert to a side similar to the one that were beaten by Arsenal last Saturday.

The Cherries hope to have former Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke available to face his old club, as they hope their attacking options will be strengthened. Emiliano Marcondes is also pushing for a start after scoring against Norwich.

However, Junior Stanislas is absent with a groin injury, while this game comes too soon for Joe Rothwell (thigh) and Ryan Fredericks (calf).

  • Travers; Kelly, Mepham, Anthony; Smith, Tavernier, Lerma, Cook, Zemura; Moore, Marcondes.

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