Liverpool Bounce Back After Win Over Bournemouth
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Liverpool Bounce Back After Win Over Bournemouth

Esegbe Benedict

Liverpool has recovered from their recent back-to-back defeats on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth at Anfield.

The win over Bournemouth brings them to within three wins of ending a 30-year wait to lift the Premier League title.

Callum Wilson’s controversial early opener sent shockwaves around Anfield after a run of three defeats in four games in all competitions.

However, the prolific duo of Salah and Mane quickly turned the game around and a heroic goal-line clearance from James Milner in the second half secured the win to open a 25-point lead at the top of the table.

The hosts’ backline was breached just after nine minutes, leaving Klopp obviously furious that VAR did not intervene to disallow the goal.

Joe Gomez was knocked off balance b Wilson to start the move, and the Bournemouth striker then finished it with the simple task off tapping home Jefferson Lerma’s cross.

Bournemouth played a large part in their own downfall and settled Liverpool’s nerves when substitute Jack Simpson gifted possession to Mane in a dangerous position.

Despite poor pass from the Senegalese, Salah steered the ball into the bottom corner to mark his 100th Premier League appearance for the club.

Eight minutes later, Liverpool grabbed the lead when Bournemouth again gave the ball away cheaply.

Liverpool still needed the brilliant clearance from Milner to secure all three points, as he sprinted back to clear Ryan Fraser’s lob over the stranded Adrian on the hour.

The Merseyside champions are now 25 points clear at the top of the League standings.

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