In what seems like a weekly see-saw, Liverpool find themselves back in second place with a game in hand over Manchester City who hold the advantage via goal difference.
Liverpool take on Bournemouth in a 3:00pm kick off today where the bookies consider Liverpool the 1/5 favourites and rightly so with the form they’ve been in this season.
Even with Liverpool’s excellent season so far, they’ve dropped points in their last two games (1-1 draws against Leicester and West Ham) both from winning positions, giving Klopp the unwanted stat of “dropping the most points from leading positions of any top-flight team in Europe, with 53”.
Liverpool have the best defensive home record in the Premier League with 0.58 goals conceded a game but they have slipped as of late with four conceded in their last two games (Leicester 1-1 and Palace (4-3); prior to those fixtures they’d conceded 3 goals across their other 10 home fixtures.
Liverpool could receive a huge boost to their backline with the potential return of Trent Alexander-Arnold who returned to full training this week. Further injury news includes Jordan Henderson who has had a muscle injury with the severity unknown so he’s a question mark for the game and Gini Wijnaldum who is expected to be fit enough to return to the squad after a knee injury.
Bournemouth will once again be without Callum Wilson and David Brooks, who are both expected to be returning to fitness towards the end of February.
The lack of their main attacking assets is bound to be an issue and even more so that Bournemouth have scored only 3 goals in their last 7 Premier League away fixtures where they’ve also come away without a single point.
Liverpool’s home form is blistering despite recently having slight defensive issues and Bournemouth’s away form has been tragic so anything other than a Liverpool win would be a huge shock and have stupendous implications on the title race so with that said, I’ll predict 3-1 Liverpool.