Bournemouth travel to Liverpool without January player of the month David Brooks and top scorer Callum Wilson, with Colombian midfielder Jefferson Lerma set to face a late fitness test.
Dominic Solanke looks set to lead the line for south coast club with January loanee Nathaniel Clyne ineligible to play against his parent club.
Whilst Bournemouth, who suffered a defeat at Cardiff last week are hampered with injuries, Liverpool look set to welcome back Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum who are all in contention for Saturday’s showdown at Anfield.
After Man City capitalised after Liverpool’s laboured performance at West Ham last Monday, the Merseyside team will be looking to head back to the summit.
Liverpool faced heavy criticism after their 1-1 draw at the London Stadium on Monday, and after Man City knocked them off their perch after their 2-0 win at Everton, this is a vital game for Liverpool who’s mid-season slump could see City start to pull away.
Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth haven’t raised many eyebrows this season. They sit mid-table, level on points with Everton with a game in hand. Their form has been indifferent as of late, dismantling Chelsea 4-0 at the Vitality but then losing to relegation candidates Cardiff in a lacklustre performance.
Anthony Taylor has been appointed as the referee for game at Anfield that kicks off at 3pm on Saturday.
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