News From Liverpool: Bournemouth “should exploit” Liverpools full-backs – but “worrying trend” their undoing

The Reds picked up an almost unfathomable 7-0 win over arch-rivals Man United last Sunday, in their best result of the season by far.

Jurgen Klopps men now have 13 points from the last available 15 in the Premier League, also keeping five clean sheets in a row, and they head to Bournemouth on Saturday lunchtime.

The south coast side sit rock-bottom of the table with 13 matches to play, with relegation looking odds-on currently.

Ahead of the game, we got in touch with Bournemouth fan and podcaster Tom Jordan (@TomJordan21) to hear about the Cherries struggles, Liverpools resurgence and much more.

A bit of both really.

I expected us to be in and around the relegation places at this stage, having said that we have thrown away too many leads and not been brave enough for my liking.

It sounds simplistic, but Bournemouth are simply not clinical enough in both boxes.

Weve conceded the most goals in the Premier League (51) and going forward we dont test the opposition keeper enough.

It is a worrying trend we have the players to change, in my opinion but we are just struggling to find the right balance and formula.

Marcus Tavernier has been a really good addition hes full of energy and gets us up the pitch.

His injuries have been a real problem for us.

Philip Billing has shown his class at times and Dominic Solanke is always a willing runner, but his lack of goals will continue to be concern for him and the team.

The dropoff in intensity was a real surprise, but I always felt Liverpool would do enough to get into that top four and that hasnt changed.

The loss of Sadio Mane was obviously huge, and players like Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo were always going to take time to settle.

Their quality is clear, though, and it is slowly starting to click again.

I believe Liverpool will do enough to get fourth spot.

As for us, my head says we will probably go down, but my heart still feels we could skank 17th!


I doubt its what anyone wants to see really and I would certainly feel uncomfortable with it.

That being said, if you want to compete at the very top, is it becoming impossible to do it any other way?

It may well be getting that way.

Liverpool undoubtedly have more quality all over the pitch, so we have to get the basics right and be braver with our approach.

In transitions and on the counter-attack, we do have a lot of pace in wide areas, and we should look to exploit Liverpools Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson when in advanced positions.

I think Liverpool will be a bit too strong for us, but we could cause a threat on the break and I do think well nick a goal.

I will go for a 2-1 Liverpool win.