Liverpool come back to winning ways after 2-1 victory over Bournemouth



Current Premier League table-toppers Liverpool came back from a goal down to defeat Bournemouth 2-1 at Anfield and move 25 points clear at the Premier League summit on Saturday.

Cherries went on to lead the game after Callum Wilson’s ninth-minute goal, but the lead was wiped out by the hosts in the remainder of the first half.

Mohamed Salah who was appearing in his 100th league appearance for the Reds marked this significance with a goal that equalised the proceedings for the Reds before Sadio Mane’s clinical finish later put them in front.

Jürgen Klopp’s side dominated the second half, too as they required a pivotal James Milner clearance off the line to post an all-time record 22nd consecutive home win in the English top flight.


The hosts started off quickly but it was the visitors who broke through first – despite the hosts’ protestations.

Wilson’s push on Joe Gomez was not deemed a foul as Bournemouth countered and they capitalised fully, the ball moving to Philip Billing, Jefferson Lerma and back into the middle for Wilson to convert from close range.

It was nearly two soon after as Adrian pushed Nathan Ake’s firm header from a right-wing corner onto the crossbar.

Liverpool equalised in the 24th minute as Mane spotted an opportunity to press Jack Simpson high up the pitch before electing to tee up high up the pitch who threaded a sweet reverse finish into the bottom corner.

The Reds did complete a turnaround before the interval, as it was Mane who scored this time for the hosts.

Virgil van Dijk seized on a loose ball around the halfway line and immediately slided an assist into the run of an unmarked Mane who calmly slotted the shot beyond Ramsdale.

Liverpool dominated possession from the restart without generating any clear-cut chances.

In the end, a third goal was not required for a win as Liverpool are now within nine points of clinching the Premier League title.

They next host Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, March 12 in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League and would look to seal a convincing victory if they are to progress to the next round as they currently trail the Spanish team by a margin of 1-0 after the end of the first leg.