Liverpool start as favourites as we look at the predicted playing 11 and key match details for Liverpool vs Bournemouth match from EPL 2022-23.
Who would have thought that when we enter Gameweek 4, Bournemouth will be a better-placed team in the premier league table than Liverpool? But that’s how things are at the moment with Bournemouth sitting at 15th position which is one place better than their opponents for this Gameweek.
It’s the worst start of the season for the Reds since 2012-13, and they cannot afford to drop more points against another promoted team. Whereas Bournemouth will be looking not to fight one more relegation battle. They would like to bring their campaign back on track after losing the previous two fixtures against Manchester City and table toppers Arsenal.
It will be a huge task for the Cherries to take points at Anfield which is a fortress to Liverpool under the Jurgen Klopp regime. Liverpool are still looking for their first win of this season. They would like to get the monkey off the back of conceding the first goal of the match which they are conceding for the last seven premier league outings.
Meanwhile, after winning their first match convincingly against Aston Villa, Bournemouth didn’t find the back of the net against City and Arsenal. But their season won’t be defined by the matches against the ‘big six’. Bournemouth will look to stick to a counterattack strategy against the experienced high-line defence of the Reds which looked a bit rusty this season.
So, we expect Bournemouth to play with a compact defence line providing little to no space to Liverpool forwards. They would try to create pressure in the Liverpool dugout to score quickly as they are feeling the heat at the moment. So, as we wait for the match to begin, let’s look at the history, squad, and predicted playing 11 for the Liverpool vs Bournemouth match of EPL 2022-23.
Bournemouth’s record against Liverpool is ordinary where they managed their only win in the 2016-17 season, which was also the first full season of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
Games Played: 17 // Liverpool won: 13 // Bournemouth won: 1 // Draw: 3
League Type: English Premier League (GW4)
Match Type: Liverpool vs Bournemouth
When: August 27, 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT)
Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker, Adrian, Caoimhin Kelleher
Defenders: Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Kostas Tsimiskas, Calvin Ramsay, Andy Roberstson, Joel Matip, Nathaniel Philip, Trent Alexander Arnold, Sepp Van den Berg
Midfielders: Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara, James Milner, Naby Keita, Jordon Henderson, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliot
Forwards: Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Diago Jota, Luiz Diaz, Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Current Form (Recent first): L D D
Goalkeepers: Mark Travers, Neto, Will Dennis
Defenders: Ryan Fredericks, Llyod Kelly, Chris Mepham, Adam Smith, Jack Stacey, James Hill, Marcos Senesi, Jordan Zemura
Midfielders: Lewis Cook, David Brooks, Jefferson Lerma, Ryan Christie, Emiliano Marcondes, Joe Rothwell, Marcus Tavernier, Junior Stanislas, Ben Pearson, Phillip Billing
Forwards: Dominic Solanke, Jamal Lowe, Siriki Dembele, Kieffer Moore, Jaidon Anthony, Christian Saydee
Manager: Scott Parker
Current Form (Recent first): L L W
Predicting Playing 11 for both Teams
EPL 2022-23: Liverpool vs Bournemouth Predicted Playing 11 for Liverpool
As we have seen over the years, Jurgen Klopp seldom does changes to his playing 11. He likes to stick to the same 14-15 players. But right now Liverpool is facing a crisis with key players like Matip, Thiago, Jota, Keita, Jones and Konate all nursing an injury.
Whereas new signing Darwin serving 3 match suspension due to a straight red card against Crystal palace. We may expect changes once the Champions League starts to manage workload, but presently there are very limited options available for Liverpool’s manager to select his playing 11.
Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker
Defence: Andy Robertson, Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander Arnold
Midfield: Jordon Henderson (C) , Fabio Carvalho, Fabinho
Attack: Luiz Diaz, Roiberto Firmino, Mohd. Salah
EPL 2022-23: Liverpool vs Bournemouth Predicted Playing 11 for Bournemouth
Goalkeeper Mark Traver will surely start in front of the post whereas Llyod Kelly, Chris Mepham and Kieffer Moore are also sure starters. Scott Parker might be tempted to start Dominic Solanke after missing the previous two outings due to an ankle injury.
Goalkeeper: Mark Travers
Defence: Chris Mepham, Llyod Kelly (C), Jack Stacey, Adam Smith
Midfield: Lewis Cook, Ben Pearson, Jefferson Lerma, Marcus Tavernier
Attack: Dominic Solanke, Kieffer Moore
EPL 2022-23: Liverpool vs Bournemouth Fantasy Playing 11
It’s a no-brainer to have the maximum quota of 7 Liverpool players in fantasy 11. As we are expecting Liverpool’s clean sheet, so we will start with both Alisson and Virgil Van Dijk. Robertson and Arnold select themselves as they always possess great attacking threats and are proven fantasy assets. Liverpool’s front three are a force to reckon so Luiz Diaz, Firmino and Salah take the remaining three places from Liverpool.
Lloyd Kelly is in good form, and may provide valuable assists. Whereas Moore’s chances will depend on the counter-strike build by Bournemouth midfield comprising of Cook and Jefferson Lerma. Basically selection of four of Bournemouth’s players is based on the best-positioned players in the starting 11 as we don’t expect much from Cherries in this match.
Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker
Defenders: Trent Alexander Arnold, Andy Robertson, Virgil Van Dijk, Lloyd Kelly
Midfielders: Luis Diaz, Lewis Cook, Jefferson Lerma
Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Firmino, Kieffer Moore
CVC Choice: Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander Arnold
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Akshay is an author at Footbalytics. His love for football started way back in 1998 when Ronaldo (Not Cristiano) was his first football hero, and the list keeps getting longer ever since.
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