Liverpool v Bournemouth: Premier League Match Preview, Where to Watch and more
After securing only two points out of a possible six against Leicester and West Ham, Jurgen Klopp would expect his side to get back to winning ways against Bournemouth. Liverpool are set to have majority of their squad, barring Joe Gomez (leg) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), available for selection as Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum and Trent Alexander-Arnold are likely to return in time for Saturday's clash against The Cherries.
On the other hand, Bournemouth would like to get a positive result against Liverpool, after suffering a 0-2 loss against Cardiff City. Bournemouth will head to Anfield without Callum Wilson, David Brooks (injuries to both players) and Nathaniel Clyne, who is ineligible to play against his parent club.
The reverse fixture saw Liverpool secure a comfortable 4-0 win at the Vitality Stadium with Mohamed Salah bagging a hattrick and Steve Cook putting the ball past his own net.
Date: 9th February 2019
Time: 15:00 (local time), 20:30 (IST)
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
TV Coverage: Star Sports Select 1/1HD
Last five fixtures, in all competitions:
Liverpool: 10 wins
Bournemouth: 1 win
Draw: 3 draws
Fabinho had a slow start to his career at Liverpool after making the switch from Ligue 1 side, AS Monaco in the summer transfer window. The Brazilian has since adjusted to the tactical and physical demands of the Premier League. After a series of impressive displays against the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion, Fabinho would look to continue his rich vein of form against Bournemouth.
His positional sense and ability to break up play will be vital against Bournemouth, who usually look to hit teams on the counter. Along with this, his exquisite passing range, spatial awareness and ability to play in between the lines will be vital in initiating Liverpool's offensive moves.
Bournemouth: Ryan Fraser
After injuries to Callum Wilson and David Brooks, Bournemouth will be reliant on Scottish international, Ryan Fraser to deliver against Liverpool. With five goals and nine assists to his name, Fraser has played an important role in assisting and finishing off a number of counter attacking moves which was seen in Bournemouth's 4-0 win over Chelsea.
Liverpool will also need to be wary of Fraser after the Scotsman played an important role after coming off the bench in Bournemouth's 4-3 win over The Reds in 2016.