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Summary

  1. Liverpool start third - 10 points behind leaders Chelsea
  2. The Reds are without injured leading scorer Sadio Mane
  3. Bournemouth 14th - seven points above the relegation zone
  4. The Cherries have never won at Anfield

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By Neil Johnston

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Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth

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FULL-TIME

Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth

All over. Once again Liverpool fail to beat a bottom half team. Bournemouth's 1,500 travelling fans are celebrating wildly after another hard-earned point against one of the Premier League's big clubs.

Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth

Four minutes of additional time.

Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth

Liverpool have only got themselves to blame for not securing victory after wasting several good chances. How much of a blow will this be to their Champions League hopes?

King stuns Anfield

Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth

Drama! Liverpool are four minutes from a priceless win when Joshua King wriggles free of two red shirts inside the penalty area to stab the ball home.

Have Bournemouth rescued this?

GOAL - Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth

Joshua King

Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth
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Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth

Not long ago Liverpool were going level with second-placed Spurs but it's a nervy Anfield with 10 minutes to go. The Reds haven't managed this lead particularly well.

Lucas has taken a blow to the face and looks like a battered and bruised boxer who is hanging on in the 11th round.

Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth are still in this. Liverpool have gone back into their shell and there are plenty of nails being chewed in the crowd. 

Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth

Unbelievable scenes. Tottenham now lead Swansea 2-1 and are three points clear of Liverpool with a game in hand.

Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth

Emre Can and Adam Smith square up after a silly shove from the Bournemouth man. It's playground stuff and James Milner enters the scene to usher his team-mate away.

Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth

Tottenham have scored a late equaliser against Swansea. That means second-placed Spurs, who have a game in hand, are one point clear of Liverpool. 

SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth

The Reds switch to a back three as Joel Matip comes on for goalscorer Philippe Coutinho. Is Klopp protecting Coutinho with Sadio Mane out injured?

Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth

Liverpool are level on points with second-placed Tottenham as it stands. The Reds have played one game more than Spurs.

Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth

Liverpool need to win games like this if they are to qualify for next season's Champions League. They have been much brighter second half while Bournemouth have sat back. Simon Mignolet has had nothing to do this half.

From villain to hero

Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth

Liverpool are finally in front as Georginio Wijnaldum, whose error led to Bournemouth taking the lead, turns two defenders inside out before delivering an inch-perfect cross for Divock Origi to head home from point blank range in front of The Kop.

GOAL - Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth

Divock Origi

Divock Origi
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Liverpool 1-1 Bournemouth

What's this? Jurgen Klopp is in the ear of the fourth official as Liverpool miss out on a free-kick on the edge of the Bournemouth area.

Liverpool 1-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth's defence is under serious pressure as Liverpool pump a series of crosses into the penalty area. There are 10 blue shirts behind the ball. It's all hands to the pump from their point of view.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Liverpool 1-1 Bournemouth

Nathaniel Clyne lets fly from 20-yards with the outside of his boot. It's a swirling effort which crashes against the bar and rebounds to safety.

Replays show Artur Boruc got the faintest of touches. That's a super save by the Bournemouth keeper.

Liverpool 1-1 Bournemouth

Liverpool are attacking The Kop this half where former Reds boss Kenny Dalglish is sat with the fans. I wonder what King Kenny thought of that first 45 minutes. Not too much, I suspect. 

Liverpool 1-1 Bournemouth

No changes by either side at the start of the second half. How long before Jurgen Klopp summons Daniel Sturridge from the bench?

KICK-OFF

Liverpool 1-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth have earned creditable draws against Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal this season. Are they on their way to another one?

We're back under way.

Tidy Bournemouth

Liverpool 1-1 Bournemouth

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Liverpool have dominated possession but have been frustrated by a well organised and disciplined Bournemouth team.

As it stands

Liverpool 1-1 Bournemouth

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Liverpool are two points behind second-placed Tottenham and two points ahead of fourth-placed Manchester City as it stands. 

HALF-TIME

Liverpool 1-1 Bournemouth

Horrible from Wijnaldum. Brilliant by Coutinho.

Liverpool 1-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth will be livid they haven't been able to hold out until the interval. Liverpool have been pretty poor by their standards yet have managed to battle their way back into this after Marc Pugh and Joshua King went so close to doubling Bournemouth's lead.

Samba style

Liverpool 1-1 Bournemouth


          29 – No Brazilian has scored more @PremierLeague goals than Philippe Coutinho (now level with Juninho). Samba.

29 – No Brazilian has scored more @PremierLeague goals than Philippe Coutinho (now level with Juninho). Samba.

Coutinho levels for Liverpool

Liverpool 1-1 Bournemouth

That's woken the fans up.

A huge kick by Simon Mignolet is headed on by Divock Origi into the path of Roberto Firmino who feeds Philippe Coutinho to thread into the net from 10 yards.

Game on.

GOAL - Liverpool 1-1 Bournemouth

Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho
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Liverpool 0-1 Bournemouth

Free-kick to Liverpool just outside the Bournemouth penalty area after Marc Pugh clips Nathaniel Clyne.

Philippe Coutinho likes the look of this...it's not a bad effort as the Brazilian curls it around the wall and onto the roof of the net 

CLOSE!

Liverpool 0-1 Bournemouth

A super run by Joshua King as he leaves two Liverpool players, including Dejan Lovren, trailing in his wake before flashing a shot from an angle just over the bar. A terrific effort.

YELLOW CARD

Liverpool 0-1 Bournemouth

Lucas picks up the first booking of the game for a lunge on Joshua King. There are few complaints from the home side as Lee Mason reaches for his pocket.

Georginio Wijnaldum forces a regulation save from Artur Boruc before Bournemouth's Adam Smith crumples in a heap with no one around him.

It looks like the defender has stubbed his foot in the ground. He hobbles off and looks in pain but he is determined to soldier on for now and returns to the pitch.

CLOSE!

Liverpool 0-1 Bournemouth

Great challenge by James Milner prevents Benik Afobe from making it 2-0. The home side fail to deal with the resulting corner and Marc Pugh lashes a low volley a whisker wide.

What's happened to Liverpool? They're all over the place.

Liverpool 0-1 Bournemouth

Lots and lots of Liverpool possession but Artur Boruc has only had one serious save to make - that early attempt by Roberto Firmino. 

It's a frustrating night so far for the hosts - Divock Origi arrives too late after a flick-on from a corner.

Liverpool 0-1 Bournemouth

Around 1,500 Bournemouth fans have made the 500-mile round trip to Anfield and they're having a terrific time. 

Liverpool look a shadow of the side that has swept aside the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Arsenal this season.

They're playing more like the team that has lost to Burnley, Swansea, Hull and Leicester. 

Liverpool 0-1 Bournemouth

Harry Arter takes a blow to the face from Divock Origi's arm deep inside Bournemouth's half. It looked accidental but Arter is not happy.

Liverpool 0-1 Bournemouth

Anfield is quiet and Liverpool are in shock. The hosts are struggling to find any sort of rhythm.

Afobe stuns Anfield

Liverpool 0-1 Bournemouth

Disaster for Liverpool.

A horrible moment for Georginio Wijnaldum as Benik Afobe pounces on his mis-hit back-pass to round Simon Mignolet and slot home in front of The Kop.

That's Bournemouth's first goal at Anfield since 1968.

Georginio Wijnaldum
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GOAL - Liverpool 0-1 Bournemouth

Benik Afobe

Benik Afobe
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