Date: 17th April 2016 at 8:28am
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Eddie Howe has guided his side over the magic 40-point landmark which all but guarantees their Premier League status for another year. They face a Liverpool side who may still be celebrating their stunning Europa League victory on Thursday night.

The Cherries will hope to push on from their win against Aston Villa last time out and face a Reds side who created another chapter of history against Dortmund in midweek.

Eddie Howe’s side lost their last home game 4-0 to Manchester City, so they will want to give their loyal fans something to cheer about this weekend.

Despite two heavy defeats at the hands of Tottenham and Man City, Bournemouth’s recent form has been impressive, winning four out of their last six games.

They face Liverpool who have looked rejuvenated in recent weeks and boss Jurgen Klopp is seemingly getting the best out of his players.

They may find the comedown from their quarter-final difficult, but the travelling fans should still be in great voice following their miraculous comeback against the Bundesliga giants to reach the last-four of the Europa League.

Anfield has been a bit of a fortress for the Reds this season, but Liverpool haven’t had the best of luck away from home. They dramatically lost their last away game to Southampton 3-2 and haven’t won away since Palace in early March.

Team News:

Junior Stanislas and Adam Smith are doubts for Bournemouth ahead of this tie with hamstring and hernia problems respectively.

This week’s fixture comes slightly too soon for striker Benik Afobe, whilst Harry Arter is also a major doubt with a shin injury.

The south-coast outfit may well give a start to striker Callum Wilson who returned from a long term injury last week.

Liverpool will be without Jordan Henderson who looks unlikely to play before the end of the season. The captain injured his knee in the away Europa League fixture against Dortmund.

Medical staff will also have to assess Emre Can who had to be substituted in the closing stages of their midweek clash.

Christian Benteke is also unlikely to line-up at the weekend, with his recovery from a knee injury not yet complete.

League Positions: Bournemouth – 11th (41 pts); Liverpool– 8th (48 pts)
Form: Bournemouth – WWWLLW; Liverpool – WWWLDW
Previous Meeting: Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth – October, 2015 (Capital One Cup)
Key Players: Bournemouth – Josh King; Liverpool – Divock Origi
Shoot Says: Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool

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