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Stats: Salah out to extend record scoring run against Bournemouth

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 23:59
Mohamed Salah will aim to extend a record scoring run when Liverpool face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
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Reds head to happy hunting ground in Dean Court – Bournemouth vs. Liverpool Preview

ThisIsAnfield.com - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 18:43

Liverpool head to Bournemouth looking for a third consecutive win at Dean Court, as they aim to hold their lead at the top of the Premier League.


Bournemouth vs. Liverpool

Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 3pm (GMT)
Dean Court
Premier League (16)
Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Following a trio of unconvincing results, the Reds enjoyed the rout they had long been threatening as a much-changed side thrashed Everton 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Three days after, and they are back on the road for a trip to the south coast, taking on a Bournemouth side who, like the Blues, are struggling this campaign.

Eddie Howe has overseen just four wins in the league, with four of the Cherries’ seven defeats coming in the last four games.

However, their most recent victory came with an impressive showing at home to Man United, and Howe will be clinging to this as he hopes to inspire Bournemouth to become the first side to take three points from Liverpool.

With many of his big names rested, though, Jurgen Klopp will be confident of another positive result as the Reds set the pace at the top of the table.

Team News

 Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson Becker during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There are no new injury problems for Liverpool, with Joel Matip (knee) and Fabinho (ankle) the only first-team regulars sidelined.

Klopp did, however, indicate that there were “little concerns” within his squad after the Merseyside derby, which could impact his planned lineup for the weekend.

The manager is likely to make more changes, having opted for five in midweek, with Alisson set to return after his suspension, and Jordan Henderson, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah almost guaranteed to start too.

Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita are all options if Klopp opts to reshuffle further.

Bournemouth will be without the ineligible Harry Wilson, while Steve Cook (wrist), Adam Smith (ankle) and Josh King (hamstring) are ruled out with injury.

Possible Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; Francis, Mepham, Ake, Rico; Danjuma, Billing, Lerma, Fraser; Solanke, Wilson

Last 5 Away to Bournemouth (All Competitions)

 Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the third goal with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Won 3-1 – December 2014 (Gosling; Sterling x2, Markovic)
Won 2-1 – April 2016 (King; Firmino, Sturridge)
Lost 4-3 – December 2016 (Wilson, Fraser, Cook, Ake; Mane, Origi, Can)
Won 4-0 – December 2017 (Coutinho, Lovren, Salah, Firmino)
Won 4-0 – December 2018 (Salah x3, Cook OG)

Dean Court

 A general view of Bournemouth's Dean Court Stadium before the FA Premier League match against Liverpool. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Capacity: 11,360

Away fans’ pubs: The best bet for away fans is to head into the centre of town before the match. The stadium is about three miles from it and there are plenty of buses and taxis to get you to the ground.

This will give you a much bigger variety of bars and pubs to suit any taste.

A piece of advice for the visiting fan: My standard advice would be to make a weekend of it. Bournemouth is known as a tourist haven for a reason.

Information courtesy of Neil Grover (@AFCBNG).

Did You Know?

 Liverpool's Andy Robertson celebrates scoring the third goal with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool FC at the Vitality Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Despite Liverpool’s 4-3 loss back in 2016 depicting Dean Court as a difficult stadium to visit, only two current Premier League sides boast a worse home record against the Reds.

Klopp’s side have won on three of their four visits to Boscombe, for a win ratio of 75 percent.

This is equal to their record on trips to Norwich (75%), albeit based on half the amount of games, and behind only Burnley (83.3%) and Brighton (100%).

Liverpool have also scored more league goals at Dean Court than at any other stadium during Klopp’s reign as manager, with 13.

Form

Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri (left) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with team-mate Adam Lallana during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

Liverpool – Last five results (all competitions)

Won 5-2 vs. Everton
Won 2-1 vs. Brighton
Drew 1-1 vs. Napoli
Won 2-1 vs. Crystal Palace
Won 3-1 vs. Man City

Bournemouth – Last five results (all competitions)

Lost 1-0 vs. Crystal Palace
Lost 3-2 vs. Tottenham
Lost 2-1 vs. Wolves
Lost 2-1 vs. Newcastle
Won 1-0 vs. Man United

Klopp’s View

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Speaking at Melwood on Friday, Klopp expressed his relief that Wilson was unable to play against his parent club, and assessed the loanee’s progress so far:

“Oh, Harry. I’m happy, to be honest, that he cannot play against us!

“Each free-kick is a proper, proper threat. But we were never in doubt about Harry’s shooting abilities, his skills in that part of the game are incredible. World class for sure.

“But Harry is at Bournemouth to improve all the rest of his game as well. So being involved, being decisive, being between the lines, using the speed and all that stuff.

“He makes big steps, so that’s really important.

“Now [Bournemouth are] not in the best run but even there he scored two goals in the game before the last game [against Tottenham]—nice goals, as well.”

TV & Liveblog Info

 A television camera blocks the view of photographers during the FA Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Bournemouth vs. Liverpool is not on TV in the UK, with the Saturday 3pm kickoff the last of the Reds’ games to not be broadcast in 2019.

This Is Anfield’s Chris Williams will be providing updates, analysis and our usual biased view on our matchday liveblog, however, kicking off from 2.15pm.

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Jurgen Klopp backs Sadio Mane to challenge for Ballon d’Or in future

ThisIsAnfield.com - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 18:42

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes forward Sadio Mane can challenge Lionel Messi for the Ballon d’Or in years to come.


The Senegal international has been in sensational form in 2019 and actually won Messi’s vote in FIFA’s Best awards in September.

However, he finished fourth in the Ballon d’Or stakes behind the Barcelona forward, team-mate Virgil Van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi said it was “a shame” Mane finished fourth but Klopp does not expect that to be the case for much longer.

“The first three in the Ballon d’Or was Messi, Van Dijk, Cristiano and then Sadio. That’s a nice row. Having two players there shows a lot,” said the Reds boss.

“Mo was fifth and Alisson was seventh. We obviously played a good season and they had to respect that.

“Sadio is in incredible shape. Since the first day he came in he has been an incredibly important player.

“I can still remember his first goal, the Arsenal goal: running down the line, cutting inside and with the next step left-foot into the far corner.

“An incredible goal. And each year he made big steps and is in a good way.

 Liverpools Sadio Mané celebrates scoring the fourth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“For an offensive player when Messi says something like this… Sadio, especially against Barcelona at home, was very impressive, it was like we had three of him on the pitch.

“If he stays healthy he will have an incredible career in front of him and I think he can climb in that Ballon d’Or table.

“But then some other people make decisions – not even Lionel Messi can decide that.”

Mane is Liverpool’s top scorer this season with 13 and at times was unplayable in the midweek Merseyside derby win over Everton which restored their eight-point lead at the top of the table.

Victory at Bournemouth, who have lost the last four, guarantees Klopp’s side are top at Christmas.

The Reds have been top on December 25 three times previously but remain the only club never to have gone on and won the Premier League from that position.

“I’ve told you often enough I am really not interested in these numbers and this history but that is part of the deal when you are in a good position,” said the manager.

“There are a lot of people who celebrate already, a lot of people who worry still and a lot of people who hope that you will still fail.

“I don’t listen to any of them. What that means for Christmas I never thought about.

“We need to be lucky that players stay fit and healthy. These are all things which worry us much more than who will be first at Christmas and what it means.”

Liverpool’s December programme has been complicated by their involvement in the Club World Cup, which will see them play two matches in Qatar later this month – the first 24 hours after a Carabao Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa.

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Weeks of speculation were ended when the designated 23-man squad travelling to Doha was published this week, naming all his first-team players plus youngsters Rhian Brewster, Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones and Neco Williams.

There is an outside chance Liverpool will try to field that youthful quartet in the Carabao Cup and then immediately fly them to Qatar to sit on the bench for their Club World Cup semi-final.

But Klopp said “not for one second” did he consider splitting the squad and leaving some senior players behind for the League Cup side, which will be managed by Under-23 boss Neil Critchley.

“We had to do it like this. I think it’s a really nice opportunity for the younger players to face that (Villa). I know everybody thinks ‘no chance’ but football is a wonderful game,” he said.

“There was absolutely no chance to do it differently, in the moment when it was clear when it would be played and all the other dates were absolutely not possible for us to play it later.

“At the end we will not suffer because of it. That’s not possible. If somebody thought I should have done it differently, I cannot change that.”

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Bournemouth v Liverpool: Team news

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 17:00

Liverpool will welcome back Alisson Becker for Saturday's Premier League clash with Bournemouth.

The Brazilian goalkeeper served a one-match suspension for the midweek victory over Everton but is available to Jürgen Klopp again for the trip to the south coast.

At his pre-match press conference on Friday lunchtime, the manager also reported that the Reds have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game.

Klopp did, however, explain that the nature of the demands on the players at this time of year means he must be prepared for all circumstances.

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“In the moment, it looks OK,” he said.

“But it’s like, if somebody wakes up and feels a little bit here and there, then I need to know that. When I know that, then I have to deal with that information.

“Nobody is ruled out, yet, so that’s good, but there are still three hours until we train, so there is still a bit of time. But in this moment, they all should be fine.”

Klopp made five changes to his starting XI for the Merseyside derby on Wednesday and saw the likes of Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri grasp their opportunity with starring roles in the 5-2 win.

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The boss noted that the quick turnaround between games – and the intensity he expects to face against Bournemouth – will influence his selection this weekend.

“We have to see who we can use, especially when it’s three days between two games,” he said.

“Wednesday-Saturday is always a massive challenge and we have to be sensible and sensitive in the same moment with the decision-making about the line-up because Bournemouth will be really demanding, they will ask for everything.

“We have to again be really spot on, intense, all that stuff. They are not happy with their situation so we need a good intensity in that game again. That’s what we try to make sure with the line-up, but then still the boys have to do the job and hopefully they can do it.”

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is without several first-team players due to injury and Adam Smith is the latest to be ruled out ahead of Liverpool’s visit.

The defender sustained an ankle injury during the Cherries’ midweek league clash with Crystal Palace and cannot play on Saturday.

Steve Cook (wrist) and Joshua King (hamstring) remain sidelined, while the game comes too soon for the returning Junior Stanislas and Andrew Surman.

“We’re in a tough spot in a tough, tough league,” said Howe at his pre-match press conference, following four consecutive league defeats for Bournemouth.

“But these challenges inspire me, we need to show the unity and the fight for the challenge and that’s what I’m telling my players.”

On-loan Harry Wilson, who has scored six league goals in 14 appearances for the Cherries this season, is ineligible to play against his parent club.

Last match

Crystal Palace 1-0 Bournemouth (December 3): Ramsdale, Rico, Ake, Mepham, Smith, Groeneveld, Billing, Lerma, H. Wilson, Solanke, C. Wilson.

Liverpool 5-2 Everton (December 4): Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Lallana, Shaqiri, Mane, Origi.

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Bournemouth v Liverpool: Team news

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 17:00
Liverpool will welcome back Alisson Becker for Saturday's Premier League clash with Bournemouth.
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U23s suffer defeat at Tottenham Hotspur

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 16:51

It was a frustrating afternoon for Liverpool U23s as they lost 4-0 away at Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League 2 on Friday.

Rodel Richards opened the scoring for the hosts on 20 minutes before two spot-kicks in the second half changed the game.

On 55 minutes, Morgan Boyes was sent off and Jamie Bowden made no mistake from the spot, then five minutes later the same player converted another penalty to make it 3-0.

Spurs added a fourth goal in stoppage-time as Bowden claimed his hat-trick, and the home team also ended up with 10 men when Malachi Fagan-Walcott was shown a red card.

Reflecting on the game, U23s boss Neil Critchley told Liverpoolfc.com: “I thought the first half was even but they had the better of the first 20 minutes, then we were the dominant team right up until half-time and missed a good opportunity to equalise.

“We started the second half on top again and then came the pivotal moment of the game when a penalty was awarded against us and Morgan was sent off. I thought that was debatable, not just the sending-off but the penalty as well.

“That changed the game and then almost straight after they scored another penalty. That was a penalty and I’ve got no qualms about that decision.

“But even with 10 men I thought we gave a good account of ourselves, played some good football and the character we showed on the pitch was excellent.

“They made it 4-0 with the last kick of the game but I thought that was harsh on us. I didn’t think there was too much between the two teams throughout the whole 90 minutes.”

Liverpool U23s: Kelleher, Williams, Gallacher, Clayton, Boyes, Chirivella, Elliott (Bearne (Norris)), Kane, Longstaff, Christie-Davies, Hill.

Unused substitutes: Dixon-Bonner, Atherton, Varesanovic.

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U23s suffer defeat at Tottenham Hotspur

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 16:51
It was a frustrating afternoon for Liverpool U23s as they lost 4-0 away at Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League 2 on Friday.
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Tottenham v Liverpool: Away ticket details

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 16:32

Liverpool FC has released the following away ticket details for the Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday January 11.

The match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will kick off at 5.30pm GMT.

The club has received a total allocation of 3,038 stand tickets for this all-ticket fixture. This allocation is less than last season’s due to Tottenham now playing in their new stadium.

Supporters not in possession of a ticket are urged not to travel.

Ticket prices                                   

Adults – £30
Over 65s – £19
Young adults (18-21) – £22.50
Juniors (under 18) – £17

Please be aware that supporters in possession of concessionary tickets will be asked for ID at the turnstiles. If supporters are not able to provide the relevant ID, they will be refused entry.

Hospitality members

Sir Kenny Dalglish Box holders, Premium Level and Centenary Club members should contact the hospitality department on 0151 264 2222, option two.

Disabled supporters

Within the allocation, the club has received 26 pairs of wheelchair and personal assistant tickets. Ambulant and personal assistant tickets are also available – click here for more information.

Ticket sales

The below sales will take place online only.

Tickets will be available to season ticket holders and Members based on Premier League away fixtures recorded during 2018-19, on the following days.

12 or more games: from 8.15am on Thursday December 12 until 10.45am on Friday December 13.

Supporters are guaranteed a ticket during this sale and can purchase one ticket per person, up to a maximum of 10 tickets per transaction.

The following sales will then take place on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability, and supporters can purchase one ticket per person up to a maximum of four tickets per transaction.

11 or more games: from 11am until 1.45pm on Friday December 13.

10 or more games: from 2pm on Friday December 13 until 10.45am on Monday December 16.

9 or more games: from 11am on Monday December 16.

Should there be any tickets remaining following the initial sales, the club will make a further announcement. Supporters are advised to check here for sale updates.

For ticket fulfilment (delivery and collection of tickets), click here.

For a visiting supporter guide, click here.

For coach travel, click here.

For away support information, click here.

For general information, click here.

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Tottenham v Liverpool: Away ticket details

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 16:32
Liverpool FC has released the following away ticket details for the Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday January 11.
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January move a possibility & Reds trio up for awards – Friday’s Liverpool FC News

ThisIsAnfield.com - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 16:21

Liverpool are back in action tomorrow with an away trip to Bournemouth; before then, we’ve got transfer rumours and press conference news for you.


Klopp on games, games and more games

The boss has addressed the media ahead of the Reds’ journey to Dean Court, as Liverpool look to continue their unbeaten and near-perfect start to the season.

Bournemouth have been rather poor of late, but Klopp wants no slackening up of the title charge and makes the point that every match counts for the same.

With loads of games coming in the next few weeks, rotation is for Christmas, not just for Everton…is that how the saying goes? Anyway, it’s not FIFA, says the boss—real players need real rest, and that’s what he’ll do throughout this busy period.

Looking beyond Bournemouth, the boss has also explained his plans for the Club World Cup and League Cup, and noted what a huge opportunity the youngsters at the club have.

Here you can see Klopp’s presser in full.

January moves? One journo thinks so…

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Fancy a nice, shiny new Jadon Sancho as a new year’s gift?

It might happen, but there are conflicting reports about whether he wants to leave or not. Even so, beyond the winter market there’s a chance the Reds will make a big move for someone new in the summer.

The Mirror‘s Dave Maddock feels Liverpool will make a couple of big moves in 2020 at some point, especially with the impending Nike kit deal to be announced.

Sancho isn’t the only player he discusses, either, with Houssem Aouar also getting some airtime.

Fringes of the first team

 Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates his side's fifth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. Liverpool won 5-2. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As we saw against the Ev in midweek, the entire squad is important this season and we’ll need them all. So it’s worth a look at what’s been said by, and about, some of those on the fringes of the action for most of this season…

Reds trio up for awards

 Liverpools Sadio Mané celebrates scoring the fourth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Always nice when Liverpool’s stars are recognised for their efforts!

It’s no Ballon d’Or, but our sumptuous and relentless form in November has been noted by the Premier League, with Fabinho and Sadio Mane both up for accolades, along with boss Jurgen Klopp.

Our defensive midfielder is one of seven players contending for goal of the month, for his blockbuster effort against Man City. Watch the goals and vote for Fab (right?!) by following this link.

As for Mane, he’s up for player of the month. Dele Alli, Jamie Vardy and Lys Mousset are some of those he’s up against—vote for our No. 10 here.

Finally, Klopp is up for manager of the month against Nuno, Brendan Rodgers and Chris Wilder. Vote for Jurgen here!

Quickfire LFC news

 Liverpool's James Milner, wearing a rainbow coloured captain's armband, during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 234th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Marko Grujic has just one aim for next season, and that’s to line up in Jurgen’s midfield. Klopp, that is, not his new Hertha manager Klinsmann (TalkSport)
  • The Reds play Bournemouth on Saturday and Klopp himself is really pleased Harry Wilson isn’t allowed to play – and highlights what he must improve to make it back at Anfield (LiverpoolFC.com)
  • For football fans of a certain vintage, Franco Baresi might be the best defender they have ever seen play. When the man himself highlights how good Van Dijk is, it’s noteworthy praise (Goal)
  • And James Milner is open to a move abroad when he departs from Liverpool, though heading straight into coaching is also an option (The Sportsman)
Around the Prem

 Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha in action against Liverpool during the FA Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Chelsea are back in the market—their transfer ban was halved and can sign players from January onwards (BBC Sport)
  • And they are going to celebrate their new-found freedom by lashing out many tens of millions of Wilf Zaha (Independent)
  • Alan Pardew would love the Everton job. Go on. Give it to him. Please! (Amazon)
  • And Salzburg’s scoring sensation Erling Braut Haaland supposedly has a £17m release clause for next month. Hopefully all this transfer talk goes to his head and he has a shocker against the Reds next week (MEN)
Stupid story of the day

The Echo keep a pretty close eye on all things Liverpool, but sometimes you just can’t see the woods for the trees.

This article looks at whether Ovie Ejaria‘s impressive loan spell at Reading could see him be the under-the-radar player to make a big impact in Jurgen Klopp‘s squad over the coming years, citing stats, style of play and plenty more.

All very nice, with one small detail overlooked: his loan deal includes a permanent transfer at the end of the season.

Tweet of the day

I must have rang every Blue supporter in my extended family at exactly 55 minutes past every hour today & said…

“The clock on my phone is broke, can you tell me what time is it so I can set it?”

Them: “It’s five to…”

Me: “5-2?! Wheeyy!!”

*Hang up

?? #LIVEVE #LFC #YNWA pic.twitter.com/o9gQCySYTR

— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) December 5, 2019

What we’re reading

Nearly 20 years ago, then-Leeds players Lee Bowyer and Jonathan Woodgate almost went to prison and another man almost died. The full story, and how Leeds as a club have never really recovered, is told by Daniel Taylor for the Athletic.

Everton are a shambles, on and off the pitch. Melissa Reddy details the lows and the even lowers for the Independent.

Worth watching tonight

Three incredible games in store, so pick your favourite team or league: Bundesliga, Eintracht against Hertha at 7:30; Serie A, Inter vs. Roma at 7:45; LaLiga, Villarreal host Atletico, 8pm. Dreamland.

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Sadio Mane named Liverpool's Player of the Month for November

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:59

Sadio Mane has been named Liverpool's Standard Chartered Player of the Month for November.

The No.10 continued his fine form throughout the month, scoring three times while starting five of the Reds’ six fixtures in the Premier League and Champions League.

And that was sufficient for Mane to receive the most votes in our poll on Liverpoolfc.com, ahead of second-placed Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk in third.

“For sure I am happy to win it and, like I always said, I’m here trying to be my best all the time and it’s an honour for me. It has been a great few weeks for me and my teammates so I think we just need to keep on going,” the forward told Liverpoolfc.com, upon being presented with the award at Melwood.

“I think the fans make everything so I want to thank everyone who voted for me. Big love for you guys!”

Watch: Mane on winning Player of the Month

Mane’s November began with a match-winning contribution at Aston Villa - the Senegalese assisting Andy Robertson’s 87th-minute equaliser before glancing in a 94th-minute winner himself.

A late substitute appearance against Genk preceded another goal, this time in the 3-1 victory over Manchester City at Anfield, before he opened the scoring in a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.

Mane then started and finished both matches as Jürgen Klopp’s side drew 1-1 with Napoli and beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 in the final four days of the month.

When asked to select his personal highlight from November, Mane replied: “I will go for Aston Villa. It was a really, really tough game and I think we scored four minutes before the end. 

“We have big respect for Aston Villa but I was thinking we could go there and win, but the game was really tough. I think the team spirit was fantastic and we pushed as a team until the end and finally we got the win that I think we deserved, to be honest.”

2019-20 Standard Chartered Player of the Month winners

August: Mohamed Salah
September: Roberto Firmino
October: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
November: Sadio Mane

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Sadio Mane named Liverpool's Player of the Month for November

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:59
Sadio Mane has been named Liverpool's Standard Chartered Player of the Month for November.
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Bournemouth vs Liverpool preview

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:36
Watch match highlights at 5.15pm on skysports.com and the Sky Sports app

Last Updated: 06/12/19 3:36pm

Mohamed Salah is set to return to Liverpool's starting line-up this weekend Mohamed Salah is set to return to Liverpool's starting line-up this weekend Mohamed Salah is set to return to Liverpool's starting line-up this weekend

Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Bournemouth vs Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday.

Team news

Bournemouth will be without Steve Cook (broken wrist) and Adam Smith (ankle) and Joshua King (hamstring) for the Liverpool clash.

Harry Wilson is ineligible against his parent club and Junior Stanislas and David Brooks are both recovery from long-term injuries.

2:14 A look at some of the key stats surrounding this weekend's Premier League action, including the Manchester derby and Arsenal’s trip to West Ham A look at some of the key stats surrounding this weekend's Premier League action, including the Manchester derby and Arsenal’s trip to West Ham

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and goalkeeper Alisson Becker are set to return to the starting line-up.

Salah, with six goals in four appearances against the Cherries, has been an unused substitute in two of the last four matches and along with Firmino was rested for the midweek Merseyside derby win - a game in which Alisson served a one-match suspension

Defender Joel Matip (knee) and Fabinho (ankle) remain sidelined.

How to follow

Follow the action with our dedicated live blog. Highlights of the game will be published at 5.15pm on the Sky Sports website and app plus the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.

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  • Bournemouth are winless in their last five Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D1 L4) since beating them 4-3 in December 2016. The Cherries have conceded at least twice in each of their last seven against the Reds.
  • Liverpool have won their last four Premier League games against Bournemouth by an aggregate score of 14-0, including two 4-0 wins at the Vitality Stadium.
  • Liverpool have won their last four Premier League games against Bournemouth, by a margin of 3+ goals each time. They've never won five consecutive top-flight games against an opponent by such a margin before.
  • Bournemouth have lost each of their last four Premier League games, all of them by a 1-goal margin. They last lost five consecutive league games back in March 2013 as a League One side.
  • Liverpool have won 27 Premier League matches during 2019, matching their tally from 2018. They last won more top-flight matches in a single calendar year in 1987 (28 wins).
  • Liverpool have won 18 of their last 19 Premier League games at 3pm on a Saturday (D1), including each of their last 16 in a row. It's the longest winning run on that day and kick-off slot in Premier League history.
  • Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has scored in all four of his Premier League games against Bournemouth (six goals in total), the only side he's got a 100 per cent record against in the competition.
  • After a run that saw him net five goals in four games, Bournemouth's Callum Wilson is without a goal in his last eight Premier League appearances - his third longest run without a goal in the competition (10 between September 2015-August 2016 and 12 between February-May 2018).
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Everything Jurgen Klopp touches turns to gold. I thought he would rest players for this game but, no, he rested Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Jordan Henderson in the Merseyside derby, and he was vindicated. Bournemouth, meanwhile, are in free fall and lacking confidence. They are trying to be more solid defensively, but that is hampering them going forward. It's a dangerous combination for Eddie Howe's side.

CHARLIE PREDICTS: 0-3 (10/1 with Sky Bet)

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Inside Anfield: Behind the scenes of Liverpool 5-2 Everton

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:17

Go behind the scenes of Liverpool's pulsating 5-2 victory over local rivals Everton with the latest edition of Inside Anfield.

The Reds maintained their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League as Divock Origi (two), Xherdan Shaqiri, Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum all found the back of the net on Wednesday night.

See everything that happened in and around the ground – before, during and after the match – with our exclusive footage below...

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Inside Anfield: Behind the scenes of Liverpool 5-2 Everton

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Go behind the scenes of Liverpool's pulsating 5-2 victory over local rivals Everton with the latest edition of Inside Anfield.
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Bournemouth v Liverpool: TV channels and live coverage details

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:00

Liverpool visit Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm GMT.

The match will not be shown live on television in the UK, but two minutes of highlights will be available on LFCTV GO from 7pm GMT, with extended highlights to follow at midnight.

You can listen to the game live with our free audio commentary service and follow the build-up, action and reaction as it happens with Liverpoolfc.com’s live matchday blog.

For Reds fans outside of the UK, global TV listings for the game can be found here.

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Bournemouth v Liverpool: TV channels and live coverage details

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:00
Liverpool visit Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm GMT.
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Klopp: I'm happy Harry Wilson can't play against us!

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 13:17

Jürgen Klopp welcomed Harry Wilson's ineligibility this weekend as he assessed the Liverpool forward's progress on loan with Bournemouth.

Wales international Wilson has scored six goals in 14 Premier League appearances since joining the Cherries on a season-long deal in the summer.

But he must sit out Saturday’s meeting between the two clubs.

Asked about Wilson’s form during his pre-match press conference, Klopp said: “I am happy he cannot play against us, to be honest!

“Each free-kick is a proper threat. But we were never in doubt about Harry’s shooting abilities, his skills in that part of the game are incredible – world-class, for sure.

“But Harry is at Bournemouth to improve all the rest of his game as well, so being involved, being decisive, being between the lines, using his speed, all that stuff.

“He makes big steps there, that’s really important. They are not in the best run but even there, he scored two goals in the game before the last game, nice goals as well, not important enough at the end because they still lost but kept the game going.

“Good, absolutely good.”

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