Rickie Lambert
Lambert scored his first Liverpool goal after two minutes. Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers takes his men to the Goldsands Stadium during the midweek as Liverpool take on Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday evening.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is at 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Bournemouth come into this crucial fixture against last season's Premier League runners up with a record 12-match unbeaten run in all competitions. Eddie Howe's side have managed to win nine of those 12 games, while settling for a draw in the remaining fixtures.

In the previous round of the Capital One Cup, the Championship club managed to seal a 2-1 victory over Premier League outfit West Bromwich Albion in front of home fans. Bournemouth will be hoping to emulate a similar run when they take on the Merseyside club on Wednesday.

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers says he will search for a solution to Liverpool's problems after they fell victim to Manchester United. Getty

Meanwhile, Liverpool are not enjoying a great run in recent times as they enter this crucial quarter final fixture after suffering a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Prior to the clash against the 20-times English champions, Rodgers saw his side being knocked out of the Champions League, which has forced them to feature in the Europa League.

A victory for Liverpool against Bournemouth will be crucial for their morale boost for the upcoming fixtures ahead of their busy schedule.

What Managers Say

Eddie Howe: "The game against Liverpool is a really special one in the club's history. We've never been to a major cup quarter-final in our history so to be up against a club the size of Liverpool with their history makes it all the more special for us."

Brendan Rodgers: "Our dressing room is very strong. Our captain is a strong leader. Anything said about any unrest is totally untrue. We are relaxed but focused on our work and more driven to get results. We are looking to fight to improve. When you manage at Liverpool, there is always going to be pressure. The expectancy on us this year is how we played last season. This year the dynamic has totally changed."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Bournemouth to win: 11/4
  • Draw: 13/5
  • Liverpool to win: 1

Team Form


  • Last Five (all competitions): D D D W W
  • Last Result: Bournemouth 5-3 Cardiff City


  • Last Five (all competitions): W W D D L
  • Last Result: Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

Team News


  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Boruc; Daniels, Elphick, Cook, Harte; Pugh, Surman, Arter, Ritchie; Wilson, Pitman


  • Injured: Glen Johnson, Daniel Sturridge, Jon Flanagan
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Jones; Toure, Skrtel, Lovren, Enrique; Lucas, Gerrard; Coutinho, Balotelli, Borini; Lambert