Liverpool knows again what winning is. After defeats in the league and the FA Cup, the Premier’s leader managed to beat Bournemouth at home with some difficulty: 2-1.
Liverpool only needs nine points to call themselves a champion. Competitor Manchester City is no less than 25 points behind, but still two duels credit. That team will visit fellow Manchester United on Sunday.
Liverpool fans feared another defeat against Bournemouth when the guests took the lead through Callum Wilson in the ninth minute. The striker gave Joe Gomez a push just before that, but the arbitration saw no harm in that.
Bournemouth, with Nathan Aké in the team, then helped the leader in the saddle. Substitute Jack Simpson turned the ball in after 25 minutes to Sadio Mané, who served Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian shot the ball into the corner in his hundredth match for Liverpool.
Liverpool took the lead before halftime, after Virgil van Dijk intercepted a pass in his own half. The captain of Orange sent Mané deep, who did not fail face to face with goalie Aaron Ramsdale.
Liverpool could thank James Milner after the break that it remained 2-1. The captain barely managed to remove an attempt from Ryan Fraser for the line. On the other side, Mané hit the intersection from a great distance.
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