Liverpool They were brought back to earth because they were defeated under threat of relegation. Bournemouth just six days after their historic victory over Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp’s team humiliated their formidable opponent with a 7-0 win at Anfield last Sunday, but Philip Billing’s sixth goal of the season was enough for Cherries to secure a 1-0 win. Premier League.

Mohammed Salah To sum up a bad picture on a wet and windy south coast afternoon, they scored a wide penalty in the second half and Liverpool missed their chance to enter the top four ahead of the second leg of their Champions League draw with Real Madrid.

Bournemouth were two goals ahead at league-leading Arsenal last week and only succumbed to one downtime winner, but their reaction here has been admirable.

Gary O’Neil’s side cheered on his return. david brooks For the first time in 525 days in a matchday squad, the Wales midfielder was diagnosed with second-stage Hodgkin lymphoma in October 2021.

Unsurprisingly, it was Liverpool in form that created the first opportunity of the afternoon as Virgil van Dijk only headed for corner goals for the comeback. Jefferson Lerma to clear the line.

Bournemouth should have gotten out of the stalemate as Dango Ouattara went in and out from behind to lock onto Dominic Solanke’s pass before attempting to roll. Alissonnarrowed the angle as he could only shoot at the side nets.

Birthday child Andrew Robertson first forced Neto to stop wisely at the other end Cody Gakpo Returned home a Darwin Nunez midfielder only to be considered offside.

Ouattara was causing all sorts of annoyance to the Liverpool defense and eventually became the Burkina Faso winger who ran the ball into Bournemouth’s opener, ignoring a Van Dijk challenge before Billing crossed to get home.

Van Dijk should have done much better as Liverpool looked level before the break, but failed to make clean contact on a deep Robertson free kick.

Former Liverpool striker Solanke fired as Cherries pushed for a second, with Liverpool’s defense more akin to their efforts to beat Real Madrid 5-2 in the Champions League in the first leg of their last 16 match rather than holding five clean sheets in a row. goes to Vitality Stadium in the league.

Klopp reacted by sending visitors early for the second half and also promoting it. Diogo Jota Instead of Harvey Elliott.

Jota took direct action, his shot was turned down by Neto, but the chances were not clear for the Reds as Klopp returned to the bench. Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Roberto Firmino came into the game at the 65th minute.

Milner immediately intervened, cross-headed by Jota towards goal and slammed into Adam Smith’s arm, pointing the spot after referee John Brooks consulted his fieldside monitor.

Often more deadly than 12 yards, Salah kept his point-and-shoot off the post while Bournemouth’s lead remained tact as he tried to expand his home advantage, biting substitute Ryan Christie Alisson’s palms.

Gakpo burst into dying embers as Bournemouth continued to score just a second win from their last 11 league outings to ease some of the pressure on O’Neil, who was appointed after Liverpool beat Cherries 9-0 earlier. season.

This win has proven to be something of a false dawn for Klopp’s side, and as their inconsistent campaign takes another turn, they will now hope this loss is a setback rather than the end of good form.