Liverpool vs Bournemouth live: Divock Origi turns things around for Reds after Cherries take early lead

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The Reds face the Cherries at Anfield in a big game at the top and bottom of the Premier League

Liverpool host Bournemouth in a Premier League clash at Anfield on Wednesday night, as Jürgen Klopp's side look to boost their chances of a top-four finish.

Follow the latest from Anfield in the blog below...

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to our live coverage of Liverpool vs Bournemouth from Anfield, plus all the latest from around the Premier League on a packed night of action.
Team news coming up shortly...
Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth 

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Can, Lucas, Wijnaldum, Origi, Firmino, Coutinho. Subs: Karius, Sturridge, Grujic, Moreno, Matip, Woodburn, Alexander-Arnold. 

AFC Bournemouth: Boruc, Adam Smith, Francis, Steve Cook, Daniels, Ibe, Arter, Wilshere, Pugh, King, Afobe. 
Subs: Gradel, Brad Smith, Lewis Cook, Allsop, Fraser, Mousset, Cargill. 

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire) 

Eddie Howe is in the house 

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A few technical problems here, but not long until kick off, Eddie Howe's Bournemouth looking to cause an Anfield upset. Less than five minutes until this one gets underway...
Liverpool 0 Bournemouth 0: And we're off!
There are five other Premier League games currently underway across the country, here are the current scores. More goals and action as it happens.

Arsenal 0 West Ham 0
Hull 1 Middlesborough 1 
Southampton 0 Crystal Palace 0
Swansea 1 Tottenham 0
Chelsea 0 Man City 0
GOAL! Liverpool 0 Bournemouth 1 - Benik Afobe
Oh dear Georginio Wijnaldum that's a bit of a shocker. The Liverpool man attempts a terrible backpass and Afobe is on hand to nip in, round the keeper and give his side a shock early lead. Too easy.
GOAL! Hull 2 Middlesborough 1 - Oumar Niasse

Pre match Hillsborough tributes 

GOAL! Southampton 0 Crystal Palace 1 - Christian Benteke

GOAL! Hull 3 Middlesborough 1 - Abel Hernandez

Liverpool 0 Bournemouth 1: Bournemouth so close to doubling their lead! Ball from a corner finds its way to Marc Pugh at the back post who is completely unmarked but somehow he drags his shot wide from about six yards out. Should have scored.

Liverpool 0 Bournemouth 1: Liverpool trying to hit back now, they win a corner and the ball squirts its way out to Wijnaldum whose shot from the outside the area is straight at Boruc. Adam Smith appears to be injured as a result of something that happened during that passage of play and limps off the field.

Liverpool 0 Bournemouth 1: Adam Smith is ok to carry on.
Liverpool 0 Bournemouth 1: Yellow card for Lucas

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What time does it start?

The match will kick off at 7.45pm on Wednesday 5 April.

Where can I watch it?

It will not be shown live on television in the United Kingdom.

Highlights will be shown on BBC One at 10.45pm.

Team news

Sadio Mane will not be available for selection following his knee injury in the 228th Merseyside derby on Saturday.

The Senegalese forward is likely to be replaced by Divock Origi, who scored off the bench in the 3-1 win over Everton, though Daniel Sturridge is fit again having returned to full training.

Andrew Surman is unavailable for Bournemouth and defender Tyrone Mings remains suspended following his stamp on Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Previous meetings

Bournemouth 4 Liverpool 3
Premier League, December 2016

Bournemouth 1 Liverpool 2
Premier League, April 2016

Liverpool 1 Bournemouth 0
Capital One Cup, October 2015


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