After losing three of the last four games, Liverpool could find the winning routes once again. This time, playing for the 29th matchday of the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp’s men hosted Bournemouth, at Anfield. It’s worth to mention that all of the games the Reds lost this season were away, so at their fortress, the outcome couldn’t be other than a win,
That’s what happened, as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane netted in the 2-1 win from the Reds. Callum Wilson scored for Bournemouth.
With the triumph, the Reds are three games away from conquering the Premier League for the first time. They reached 82 points, and are currently 25 points clear of Manchester City.
The game had some controversy in the first half. In the 8th minute, Callum Wilson was triggered, but Joe Gomez came to intercept it. However, the Bournemouth striker elbowed Gomez’s back, got the advantage and scored past goalkeeper Adrian.
The referee confirmed the irregular goal, even with the VAR call, which made both manager Jurgen Klopp and the whole stadium be fuming at the ref.
The Reds retook the control of the game, could put themselves together, and started building their way to the comeback. On 24 minutes, Sadio Mane robbed the ball following an incisive pressing, got to the area, and passed it to Salah, who controlled it and scored into the corner. 1-1.
Liverpool got inspired and turned things around quickly. In the 32nd minute, Virgil van Dijk picked Mane out, as the Senegalese striker had room to power home and easily slot home past the goalkeeper. 2-1 Liverpool.
In the second half, the hosts remained superior but almost conceded the draw to Bournemouth. In the 60th minute, Ryan Fraser received a long ball and touched over goalkeeper Adrian. Everyone thought that the ball was going in, but hero James Milner threw himself at the ball and could do an incredible off the line clearance to save the Reds.
Wilson had another incredible chance in the 90th minute, but he unexplainably couldn’t finish it off in front of the open net, and the Reds grabbed a hard-fought win at home.
It was good, and enough to do it against Bournemouth. However, the Reds need to play better if they want to keep going in the UEFA Champions League. They will host Atletico Madrid this Wednesday and need to win by at least 1-0 to take it to overtime. In case they concede goals at Anfield, they will need to win by two or more goals. A hard task, but they might be ready. Anfield will be pulsating, and they did something similar to the last Spaniards who have been there with the advantage after the 1st leg game in the UCL, right Barcelona?