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Philippe Coutinho celebrates with James Milner (L) after scoring the winner against Stoke City in the English Premier LeagueReuters

Philippe Coutinho earned Liverpool three points in their opening English Premier League match with a wonderful late goal, and Brendan Rodgers will hope for a more serene outing against Bournemouth at Anfield on Monday.

Liverpool were not that impressive in their match against Stoke City, rarely threatening in front of goal, before some magic from Coutinho turned the game around.

Rodgers will be aware of his team's need to improve, especially on the attacking front, where they looked a little toothless, with Christian Benteke, the new signing, left isolated for large parts of the game.

"I think building confidence early on is important," Rodgers said when asked about the importance of starting with a win at home. "I think that's key in it.

"Getting the vibrancy around the stadium again, the level of football, and obviously winning -- if you can do that early on that creates the confidence and it's something that I'm looking forward to seeing this team evolve with again this season.

"It's so, so important for you, your home form, if you're going to succeed and that's the aim for this season. Of course you want to learn and you review [last season] but the main attribute is confidence, it's the key facet.

"If you've got confidence that'll give you success and that confidence will come from working hard and getting victories at home, it's as simple as that. Our aim and intention in every game is to be on the front foot at home, we are a team that wants to dominate and that will always be the case, particularly at home."

Bournemouth were a little unlucky to suffer a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa in their Premier League debut, but what they showed in that match was their ever-pleasing style. However, playing the game the right way and being able to marry that with results in the top-flight is always a difficult thing to do, and that will be the primary challenge for the highly-rated young manager Eddie Howe.

"Teams like Liverpool are always going be there or thereabouts at the top of the table," Howe said. "That's why I say it's going to be one of our toughest games of the season, so we have to make sure we turn up.

"We're going to need a good game plan going into it. We're going to Liverpool to be professional and do a job. It's no different to any other league game that we've played in the last three years."

Where to Watch Live

Liverpool vs Bournemouth is scheduled for an 8 pm BST (12.30 am IST, 3 pm ET) start. Star Sports 4 will provide live coverage of the match, while the action can also be watched via live streaming online on Hotstar and Starsports.com.

Catch the Premier League action in the UK on Sky Sports 1, with the live stream options on Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports

Audience in the US can catch all the action live on NBC Sports, while the game can also be live streamed on NBC Live Extra.

Viewers in Australia can watch the live on Fox Sports, with the live stream options on Fox Sports EPL and Foxtel Play.

Team news: Liverpool: Daniel Sturridge, Jon Flanagan and Joe Allen remain on the sidelines, while Roberto Firmino is pushing for a place in the playing XI. "He's building up his fitness really well," Rodgers told the club's official website. "He's a guy that helps himself because he trains to the maximum every single day and he's coming along very, very well.

"He's a good guy as well and every aspect of life here in Liverpool, he's thrown himself into -- both football and language. He is working very, very hard and he's getting close [to a start]."

Bournemouth: Howe does not have too many injury worries with only Harry Arter definitely ruled out of the match.

Expected lineups: Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Gomez; Milner, Can, Henderson; Ibe, Benteke, Coutinho.

Bournemouth: Boruc; Francis, Cook, Elphick, Daniels; Ritchie, Gosling, Surman, Gradel; Tomlin; Wilson.

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