Sadio Mane
Mane opened the scoring for Liverpool but was unable to finish the game due to a suspected ankle injury. Reuters

Liverpool host Bournemouth in the Premier League on Wednesday (5 April) as the Reds look to exact revenge on the Cherries for their dramatic win over Jurgen Klopp's men in the reverse fixture.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 8pm BST. Highlights of the game will be available on BBC MOTD from 10.45pm BST.


Liverpool will be without forward Sadio Mane as the Senegalese international has been ruled out of the fixture following a knee injury against Everton. Adam Lallana is out for a month with a thigh strain he picked up during international duty with England. Jordan Henderson is the third major absentee in the Liverpool ranks, having been ruled out with a foot problem.

Mane's absence will open the doors for Divock Origi, while Daniel Sturridge is also in contention after returning to full training. Origi scored the third goal for the Reds against Everton last weekend and would command a starting spot above Sturridge, given that the England international has been out for close to two months now.

However, the Reds will be wary of their opponents given that their last six league defeats have been against sides languishing at the bottom half of the table. They do have a brilliant record at home, where they have lost only one of their last 23 league matches, against Swansea City in January.

Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman will be unavailable for the game with a knee injury, which should allow Jack Wilshere a route back into the starting line-up. Meanwhile Tyrone Mings is still suspended after being charged by the FA for his attempting to stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Cherries are in a relatively comfortable position on the table, following a run of good results and are currently on 34 points – seven adrift of the bottom three. However, manager Eddie Howe will be wary of how the league table can change quickly with a few bad results. He will take heart from their last meeting with the Reds, where they came back from 3-1 down to win the game 4-3.

What managers say

Jurgen Klopp on transfers: "Next year with more games we need more options, that's clear. We will show that we learned from this year. Of course we will bring in players. The squad will change in a few positions. We will still have young players in the squad.The problems we had in January and February, the injury of Phil in November. Sadio in January, Danny Ings, Daniel Sturridge, should we have another striker or winger? Yes. It felt like this in other moments." (via Mirror)

Eddie Howe: "Liverpool will be a really tough test for us. We respect them and their manager. We've done okay at Anfield in recent games. The home game against Liverpool was arguably our standout game of the season so far, but it's of no relevance now. This is a new game. We want to gather as many points as we can. The challenges in our next three games [Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham] are tough, but ones we have to relish. We're in a good place at the moment. We're also aware of how quickly things can change in football." (via BBC)

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Liverpool win: 2/5
  • Draw: 19/5
  • Bournemouth win: 8

Team News


Possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Can, Lucas, Wijnaldum; Firmino, Origi, Coutinho.


Possible XI: Boruc; Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels; Arter, Gosling, Fraser, Wilshere, Pugh; King.