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Premier League Liverpool vs Bournemouth
Liverpool return to Premier League action this evening following their European exploits earlier this week.

With their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League secured, attention now turns to consolidating their place in the top four. That means seeing off the challenge of Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth, who have all but guaranteed their Premier League status.
Joel Matip, Emre Can and Adam Lallana are all unavailable for the hosts while Bournemouth will be without defender Adam Smith.

Live Updates


Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent'slive coverage of today's 3pm kick-offs, with Leicester City, Burnley and Everton all in action.
Team news is just moments away, and we'll be bringing you the latest updates throughout the day as the goals go in.


Today’s starting XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan (c), Maguire, Chilwell, Gray, Silva, Choudhury, Mahrez, Okazaki, Vardy.

Subs: Hamer, Dragovic, Fuchs, Albrighton, Barnes, Diabaté, Iheanacho.


TEAM NEWS with @ViessmannUK: Head Coach David Wagner has made one change to his starting XI for today’s @premierleague game against @WatfordFC; 3pm kick-off at the @johnsmithstadia.

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🔢 | XI v | Karnezis (GK); Mariappa, Prödl, Cathcart, Janmaat; Doucouré, Capoue; Femenía, Hughes, Pereyra; Deeney (C).

Subs | Gomes (GK), Britos, Kabasele, Richarlison, Sinclair, Gray, Okaka.
Fans arrive at Selhurst Park ahead of Crystal Palace vs Brighton

Post-match reaction from Olivier Giroud

Giroud came off the bench to score twice as Chelsea came from two goals down to beat Southampton in the day's early game.
"In football you always have the opportunity to bounce back.
"We've shown great character, great spirit and I'm very pleased for the team today.
"I used to say that football is about new beginnings. You always need to question yourself. In tough moments it's important to show character. I've been through some difficulties in my career and it's important to come back stronger."
Quotes from Sky Sports
2 - Chelsea have won a Premier League game from two goals down for the first time since August 2002 under Claudio Ranieri (3-2 v Charlton). Throwback.
This is what Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson had to say this week ahead of his side's relegation six-pointer against Brighton at Selhurst Park.
"I expect them really to show that belief. The table affects so much, the pressures from the outside weigh on players, but as a football coach there's only so much you can really do about that.
"We are where we are and these last five games could be very nervy occasions. We're going to be very anxious and there's no doubt that the anxiety will find its way from the crowd out on to the field and all I can hope for is that the players show their experience and stand up to it.
"There's nothing you can do or say other than make it clear that you've got confidence in them."
Burnley's players warm up ahead of their clash with Leicester at Turf Moor
Can Sam Allardyce's men put another dint in Swansea's survival hopes?
3 - Cenk Tosun has scored each of Everton’s last three away goals in the Premier League – only Wayne Rooney (4) has scored more on the road for the Toffees this season. Day-tripper.
We are underway in all four of the day's 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League!

GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-0 Brighton (Zaha, 5)

Wilfried Zaha turns home Luka Milivojevic's cross from close range to give Palace the lead in this crucial six-pointer!

GOAL! Burnley 1-0 Leicester (Wood, 6)

Chris Wood gets the better of Kasper Schmeichel in a one-on-one situation to give Burnley the lead at Turf Moor!

GOAL! Burnley 2-0 Leicester (Long, 9)

Goals galore in Lancashire!
Burnley centre-back Kevin Long rises highest in the box to meet Johann Gudmundsson's corner and send a bullet header past Kasper Schmeichel in the Leicester goal.
What a start! The hosts are heading for their fifth straight Premier League win.
Huddersfield's Aaron Mooy and Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure challenge for the ball

GOAL! Crystal Palace 2-0 Brighton (Tomkins, 14)

Palace defender James Tomkins doubles his side's lead as he rifles the ball home from close range!

GOAL! Crystal Palace 2-1 Brighton (Murray, 18)

Well, that two-goal lead was short-lived.
Brighton halve Palace's advantage at Selhurst Park as he turns home Lewis Dunk's header from close range after a corner.
We're averaging a goal every six minutes here - and long may that continue!

GOAL! Crystal Palace 3-1 Brighton (Zaha, 24)

The same two players who combined for Palace's first goal have just combined for their third.
Wilfried Zaha grabs his second goal of the game as he bullets a header home from close range after Luka Milivojevic's delightful cross!
Crystal Palace's players celebrate Wilfried Zaha's opening goal against Brighton
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What time does it start?

The game kicks off 17:30 on Saturday 14 April at Anfield.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1. Live coverage starts at 17:00.
Liverpool head into the clash on a high (Getty)


Liverpool: WDWWWL
AFC Bournemouth: DDWLDD

Head to head:

AFC Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool, Premier League, December 2017
Liverpool 2-2 AFC Bournemouth, Premier League, April 2017
AFC Bournemouth 4-3 Liverpool, Premier League, December 2016


Liverpool to win: 2/9
Draw: 5/1
Bournemouth to win: 11/1

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