Eddie Howe’s AFC Bournemouth have made a fine start to their second season in the Premier League.
The Cherries have won four and drawn three of their opening 13 league games, with their most impressive result coming courtesy of a 6-1 thrashing of Hull City in October.
Three 1-0 wins over West Brom, Everton, and Stoke have demonstrated Bournemouth’s defensive capabilities that were maybe lacking last season, but they still attack with the same vigour and purpose that served them so well last time out.
Howe’s side also picked up a decent point at home to Tottenham in October, but go into Sunday’s game at home to Liverpool having lost three of their last four league matches.
Their most recent defeat came at the hands of Arsenal last weekend where, although they matched the hosts for large periods, the Gunners’ extra quality in the final third sealed the victory.
However, Howe’s men have shown to be more than capable of matching the top sides, and will give Jurgen Klopp’s side a serious test at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.