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Liverpool will be aiming to win their first game of the 2022/23 Premier League season when they host Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday.

The 2022/23 season is set to be in full swing as the 2022 FIFA World Cup approaches. And Premier League Matchweek 3 begins on Saturday, with most of the ‘Big Six’ teams present that day. Liverpool will be among them as they seek their first win on the board when they host Bournemouth at Anfield.

Liverpool may not have expected to start the 2022/23 Premier League season with just two points on the board from their opening three games. The Reds drew their opening two games against Fulham and Crystal Palace before suffering a shock defeat to Manchester United on Monday which left them 16th in the table.

On the other hand, Bournemouth started the season with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa. But that good feeling about the Cherries’ return to the Premier League has since faded as they suffered back-to-back defeats to Manchester City and Arsenal to fall behind in the standings and sit just one place above. above Liverpool.

Liverpool came from one goal to a 2-1 victory the last time they hosted Bournemouth at Anfield in a Premier League game. Ahead of the recent encounter between the two sides, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the encounter.

Jurgen Klopp has no new roster issues hindering his preparations for the Bournemouth visit. On Saturday, the Liverpool manager will be without the services of ten first team players.

Calvin Ramsay (tapping), Thiago Alcantara (hamstring), Diogo Jota (thigh), Naby Keita (tapping), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (tapping), Caoimhin Kelleher (groin), Joel Matip (groin), Curtis Jones (tapping) , and Ibrahima Konate (knee) remain on the sidelines with their respective injuries. Additionally, Darwin Nunez will continue to serve his three-match ban.

Roberto Firmino will continue to play from center in Nunez’s absence, even though he was underpowered against Manchester United. Firmino will line up alongside Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz in the final third against Bournemouth.

The midfield unit is expected to see a slight change with Fabinho likely to replace James Milner. The Brazil international will sit at the base of midfield, with Jordan Henderson and Harvey Elliott ready to provide defensive support.

Andrew Robertson looked tired at the start of the 2022/23 season and could make way for Kostas Tsimikas on Saturday. The rest of the defensive unit is expected to remain unchanged, with Joe Gomez working with Virgil van Dijk at the heart of Liverpool’s defence, and Trent Alexander-Arnold starting at right-back. Finally, Alisson Becker slips into Liverpool’s goal.

Probable formation (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Tsimikas; Henderson, Fabinho, Elliott; Salah, Firmino, Diaz

Bournemouth

Unlike his counterpart on the Liverpool bench, Scott Parker received some positive updates on the news front of the team ahead of the trip to Anfield. The Bournemouth manager is likely to be without four players from the first team on Saturday.

The good news is that Jamal Lowe is available after he has recovered from his illness. Additionally, Dominic Solanke will face late fitness to determine if he will be available for the match against his former club Liverpool. But Joe Rothwell (hamstrings), Ryan Fredericks (calf), Junior Stanislas (groin) and David Brooks remain sidelined for Bournemouth.

Mark Travers will take his place between the sticks against Liverpool, while Bournemouth will line up in Parker’s preferred 3-4-3 formation on Saturday. Marcos Senesi will reprise the role of Sweeper, competing in central defense alongside Chris Mepham and Lloyd Kelly.

Adam Smith and Jordan Zemura will be the two full-backs, with the duo diving deep on the defensive stages to form a back five. Ben Pearson and Jefferson Lerma will be tasked with keeping their quiet counterpart in the middle of the park.

Meanwhile, the offensive trio of Marcus Tavernier, Kieffer Moore and Ryan Christie will likely eat leftovers on Saturday. Bournemouth forwards will therefore have to be clinical to disrupt a vulnerable Liverpool defense at Anfield.

Probable composition (3-4-3): Across; Mepham, Senesi, Kelly; Smith, Pearson, Lerma, Zemura; Tavernier, Moore, Christie

 

 

Important statistics

 

Liverpool have won their last six meetings with an aggregate score of 19-1. Bournemouth have never won at Anfield (D1, L7) and have recorded just one victory against the Reds in 17 games in all competitions.

Liverpool have lost just one of their last 33 Premier League games against newly-promoted sides, that defeat to Scott Parker’s Fulham in March 2021. But they may not win any of their first four league games for the first time. times since 2012. Scott Parker could become the second manager to win a Premier League game at Anfield with two different newly-promoted sides, emulating Kevin Keegan who did so with Newcastle United in 1993/94 and Manchester City in 2002/03.

Bournemouth have managed just 16 shots on target in their first three games, the fewest in the Premier League since 2018/19 Huddersfield Town (also 16).

needs one more goal to overtake Steven Gerrard as Liverpool’s all-time top scorer in the Premier League (the two are tied on 120 goals).

players to watch

Mohammad Salah

 

 

 

Salah hasn’t been in full swing so far this season despite scoring twice in three games for his efforts. But the Liverpool talisman tends to excel against newly-promoted clubs and also has a strong record against Bournemouth, perhaps looking forward to stepping onto the pitch this weekend. Salah has found the goal eight times in six Premier League games against Bournemouth. In addition, he has scored 29 goals in 29 appearances against newly promoted teams (18 goals, 11 assists). So it’s reasonable to expect Salah to give her all when Liverpool and Bournemouth meet this weekend.

Forecast

Liverpool 2-0 Bournemouth

It is strange to see Liverpool lose a game at the start of the season, let alone fight for their authority. The Reds have conceded their first goal in each of their last seven Premier League games. But that trend could end on Saturday, when Bournemouth look listless against Manchester City and Arsenal.

However, the Cherries may relish the prospect of facing a fragile Liverpool defense, with Virgil van Dijk struggling for consistency early in the season. Bournemouth should give Liverpool some tough times on Saturday, but the hosts are expected to come out unscathed, with Mohamed Salah putting in a winning performance.

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