Liverpool have been gradually playing better after Jurgen Klopp took over as Reds' manager last October. Liverpool have played some fantastic football in the last two games, against Stoke City and Borussia Dortmund, scoring four goals each, and will be keen for a similar performance against Bournemouth at Dean Court on Sunday.
The Reds are set to miss their crucial midfielder, Emre Can, who has been ruled out for four months due to an ankle injury. This is a huge blow to Klopp as another midfielder Jordan Henderson has already been ruled out of the season.
However, such injuries allow Klopp to give chance to his young guns, who need to impress the German, and make a case for regular starts. They have some reliable players like Kevin Stewart, who could start in place of Can against Bournemouth. Irrespective of injuries, Klopp's objective will be to find a team that would help them grab three points on Sunday.
"We only want to find the line-up to win at Bournemouth. We know about how difficult it will be, but that's the only thing we think about. [Making changes] is always only because of the game before, so how does he feel, how is he, and is it important to leave him at home?" LFC official website quoted Klopp as saying.
"We want to, how I said before the last few games, take everything we can get out of this season - that means be ready for Bournemouth, then be ready for Everton, then ready for Newcastle and then think about the other tournament and not a second earlier. That's what we try to do."
Though Bournemouth will be well supported at home, they are aware of Red's form of late. They come into this game with a win against Aston Villa. Bournemouth manager Eddie How is aware that Liverpool might make some changes against Bournemouth, with some huge games at stake for Reds in the coming days.
"I think we will possibly see a different team (selection on Sunday) because they might rotate their side. They have some big games to come. We will anticipate a hard-working and full of energy Liverpool team. You can't predict them too much, we have to focus on what we are going to do." Belfast Telegraph quoted Howe as saying.
Though Bournemouth might be safe from relegation this season, Howe wants his player to give their best against Liverpool, and please the home crowd.
"The media are so forceful these days that the players will have read 'we are safe' etc, the main thing for me is we focus on our performance, give our very best and give our supporters what we want," Howe said.
"I am not going to say we are safe, we have still got five games to play, some big games for the football club, some great games against the teams that are the bigger names in the division, so we want to do ourselves proud."
Where to watch live
Bournemouth vs Liverpool EPL clash is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. GMT (6 p.m. IST, 8:30 a.m. ET) start. Indian TV viewers can watch the mega clash on Star Sports 2/HDwith live streaming option and Starsports.com.
Unfortunately, Bournemouth vs Liverpool EPL clash will not be shown live on TV in the UK.
Viewers in the US can watch Bournemouth vs Liverpool EPL clash on NBC, while the game can also be live streamed on NBC Live Extra.
Football fans in the African countries can watch the Bournemouth vs Liverpool EPL live on Supersport 5 Africa.