Liverpool disappointed their fans on their visit to the Vitality Stadium to take on AFC Bournemouth in their Premier League early kick-off clash on Saturday.
The Reds lost 1-0 six days after whipping Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield.
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Philip Billing gave the Cherries the lead in the 26th minute. Perhaps Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk could have done better in marking Dango Ouattara, who got the ball past him and supplied Billing, who slotted past Alisson Becker in Liverpool’s goal.
Although the Reds had most of the ball, it amounted to nothing for them. With 12 shots, Liverpool could not find a way past the Bournemouth defence.
Liverpool’s best chance came in the 69th minute after Adam Smith was adjudged to have handled the box in his penalty area. The referee, John Brooks, consulted VAR, and the penalty was confirmed.
However, Mohamed Salah, on top form against Manchester United, blazed the spot-kick over the bar.
It ended 1-0, to Liverpool’s surprise.
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The result leaves them in the fifth position with 42 points, while Bournemouth are 17th with 24 points, pending the outcomes of matches to be played later today.