Liverpool’s trip to Bournemouth is vitally important in the title race, with the Reds aiming to go top of the league ahead of Manchester City’s trip to Chelsea later today – and they have a good record against the Cherries.
The Reds have won nine of their 13 matches against Bournemouth in all competitions, losing just once – in the 4-3 game at the Vitality Stadium two years ago.
While Bournemouth lie seventh in the Premier League, they have lost four of their last five games, and were beaten 4-0 by Burnley in September.
James Milner will become the fourth Liverpool player to play 500 Premier League games in his career should he feature, following in the footsteps of Emile Heskey, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.
Six Liverpool players have already scored having come off the bench this season, one more than in the whole of last season, but no Liverpool player has ever scored as a substitute against Bournemouth.
Roberto Firmino, who came off the bench to score against Burnley midweek, has scored three goals against Bournemouth in his Reds career – and one more would make him our top scorer ever against the Cherries.
Referee Lee Mason has not taken charge of a Liverpool game since April 2017, when he oversaw a 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at Anfield – let’s hope we can get all three points this time around and really put the pressure on City.