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James Milner to join 500 club as Roberto Firmino eyes another bite of the cherry at Bournemouth

Liverpool take on Bournemouth at Dean Court this afternoon in the Premier League (12.30pm GMT). Here are all the key stats and facts ahead of kickoff.

Liverpool’s Record at Dean Court

This will be the 14th meeting in league and cup of the clubs in all competitions with Liverpool winning nine, drawing three and losing once.

The Reds have scored 30 times and while conceding 11.

In the seven previous meetings at Dean Court, Liverpool have won four with two draws and a defeat.

When losing in 2016, Liverpool conceded more goals in 37 minutes (four) than they have in all the other six visits to Bournemouth put together (three).


Timely Intervention?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 27, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp prepares to bring on substitute Xherdan Shaqiri during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Cardiff City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

No Liverpool substitute has ever scored a goal against today’s opponents.

But Reds substitutes have scored six times in all games so far during this campaign—one more than the whole of last season.


Firmino’s Next Bite of the Cherry

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

No Liverpool player has scored more goals against the Cherries than Roberto Firmino.

He has scored three in seven appearances and is level with Harry Chambers who netted his three goals in a single game and played twice in total against Bournemouth.

Liverpool have not lost any of the 23 away matches in all competitions in which Firmino has scored (20 wins, three draws).


Milner Joins the 500 Club

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Liverpool's James Milner celebrates after the FA Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. Liverpool won 3-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Should he appear today James Milner will become the 13th player in the era to play in 500 Premier league games.

The others are Sol Campbell (503), Rio Ferdinand (504), Steven Gerrard (504), Phil Neville (505), Jamie Carragher (508), Marc Schwarzer (514), Emile Heskey (516), Gary Speed (535), David James (572), Frank Lampard (609), Ryan Giggs (632) and Gareth Barry (653).


Bournemouth’s Mixed Fortunes

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 25, 2018: AFC Bournemouth's Joshua King celebrates scoring the equalising first goal during the FA Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at the Vitality Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Bournemouth have not kept a clean sheet in the last six matches in all competitions while they have scored in 10 of their last 11 league and cup games.

The Cherries have failed to score in only two of their 16 home league games in this calendar year—against Man United in April and Southampton back in October.

They have conceded 10 at home—the most of any team in the top half of the table along with United.

At Dean Court they have scored 14 times. Only four top-flight teams have scored more at home this season: Man City (30), Chelsea (17), Arsenal (16) and Liverpool (15).


Today’s Referee

Today’s referee is Lee Mason. The last Liverpool fixture in which he officiated was their 2-2 home draw with Bournemouth in April 2017.


This Season’s Scorers

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 27, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Cardiff City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Bournemouth: Wilson (9), Fraser (5), King (5), Brooks (3), Stanislas (3), S. Cook (2), Ibe (2), Ake (1), Mousset (1), Lerma (1), A. Smith (1)

Liverpool: Salah (9), Mane (7), Firmino (6), Milner (5), Sturridge (4), Shaqiri (3), Alexander-Arnold (1), Matip (1), Origi (1), Wijnaldum (1), own goals (1)

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