Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will have a selection headache after some of his bit-part players starred in the Merseyside derby. The likes of Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri were excellent in the 5-2 win over Everton.
In contrast, Saturday’s opponents Bournemouth were abject as they lost to Crystal Palace on Tuesday night. They played against ten men for 70 minutes, after Mamadou Sakho was sent off, but failed to pick up any points.
Alisson Becker will be back in contention when the Reds travel to the Vitality Stadium after serving his one-match suspension. Joel Matip (knee), Fabinho (ankle) and Nathaniel Clyne (knee) remain on the sidelines.
Liverpool’s Predicted XI To Face Bournemouth:
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri, Firmino, Mane
The Cherries have no less than eight fitness concerns heading into the weekend. Adam Smith (ankle), Andrew Surman (knee), Josh King (hamstring) and Lloyd Kelly (thigh) are all major doubts.
Junior Stanislas (knee), Steve Cook (wrist), Charlie Daniels (knee) and David Brooks (ankle) have all been ruled out, while Harry Wilson is ineligible to play against his parent club.
Bournemouth’s Predicted XI:
Ramsdale, Francis, Mepham, Ake, Rico, Fraser, Lerma, Billing, Groeneveld, King, Callum Wilson
The bookies have made Liverpool firm favourites with Betfred pricing them at 9/20 to get the win. A draw is 19/5 with Unibet while a Bournemouth victory is currently 6/1 at William Hill.
Predicted Score – 3-2 to Liverpool