|Mohammed Salah has to justify his new pay, this is the game for him to impose himself again. (Photo credit: ESPN)|
Is it time to press the panic button yet at Anfield? Not a single win in three and seven points off the pace already. They say you don’t win or lose the league in August but would you rather chase or be chased in a league with so much quality?
Liverpool were poor against Manchester United on Monday. The Kops didn’t string passes together until late in the game and you wonder if they need to go into the transfer market to pull something off for central midfield covers.
Bournemouth will feel unlucky with fixtures as it doesn’t get easier for them week in week out. They went from playing the champions, to hosting Arsenal and now they’re away to a bleeding Liverpool, where do they go from here?
After Liverpool, Bournemouth will host Wolves and you know that can’t be swept under the easy-game carpet but in their best interest, they must take things one game at a time. Bournemouth didn’t offer much at home to Arsenal and they were deservedly beaten, that must change here.
Jurgen Klopp must be worried, his team has dipped badly and they must fire quickly against the Cherries or allow whistles to get to them. If Liverpool doesn’t score early, the Cherries will grow into the game and an odd goal could make matters worse for Liverpool.
Bournemouth will look at the log and feel encouraged, they’re above Liverpool on the table and that counts for something. Liverpool can’t even keep a clean sheet so far, Kiefer Moore should fancy his chances on long balls but they must be compact in defense.
Mohammed Salah may have scored the solitary goal against Manchester United but the Egyptian has been a bit off color for Liverpool, he must spark to life and assist the running of Harvey Elliot (if called upon) and Luis Dias.
The injury list isn’t encouraging for Liverpool but they shouldn’t have any problems beating Bournemouth cleanly. This is that game that should kickstart their season. They cannot afford to slip up again.