Bournemouth 4 Liverpool 3 - Player Ratings
Liverpool fell to their second defeat of the season as a second-half capitulation at Dean Court saw Bournemouth take the three points with a 4-3 victory. Sadio Mane and Divock Origi gave Liverpool a 2-0 lead before Callum Wilson’s penalty gave the Cherries hope.
Emre Can restored the Reds’ two-goal lead, but Ryan Fraser, Steve Cook and Nathan Ake scored in the last 20 minutes to give Bournemouth a famous win.
Loris Karius – 4
He looked very suspect when put under pressure. It was his mistake that cost the Reds at least a point as he spilled his shot straight into the path of Nathan Ake.
Nathaniel Clyne – 6
Clyne was always an outlet on the right-hand side. In terms of an attacking threat, neither Stanislas nor Ibe were really in the game. So, Clyne was allowed to move forward.
Lucas Leiva – 6
A very good first-half, a very different second. Once Bournemouth brought Afobe on, it was difficult for Lucas to deal with his strength.
Dejan Lovren – 5
His mistake led to Fraser getting the ball to win the penalty, and once we conceded the first goal, all his composure waned.
James Milner – 3
He started the game very confidently, in both facets of his game. But in the second-half, Fraser ripped him to shreds. It is in situations like the one in which he gave away the penalty that his continuity at left-back will be questioned.
Jordan Henderson – 5
Henderson controlled the play in the first-half, but completely lost it in the second. He lacked his normal composure on the ball, and gave away silly fouls frequently, handing the initiative to Bournemouth.
Emre Can – 6
He drove us forward when he could but his play was largely scrappy. It was a superb goal though.
Gini Wijnaldum – 7
Wijnaldum had a very good game. He performed his role to perfection as he kept the play ticking along.
Sadio Mane – 7
He scored a goal, he assisted Can’s goal. But apart from that, he looked very sluggish. The injury is a cause for concern.
Roberto Firmino – 5
Firmino’s worst game of the season. He looked lost on the left wing, and without Coutinho.
Divock Origi – 7
It was a terrific goal from Origi. His pace got him past Boruc and then the finish was anything but easy. Even at 3-3, he set up an awesome chance for himself to win the game for us, but the finish was just missing.
Adam Lallana – 5
The injury seemed to have to taken its toll on Lallana. His pressing was off, his touches were heavy and there was really no cutting edge to his play after he came on to replace Mane.