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Bournemouth stun Liverpool to leave EPL bottom spot

LIVERPOOL were brought back down to to earth today as they lost 1-0 at struggling Bournemouth in the Premier League early kick-off.

The Reds were on the rampage in their last Premier League fixture, thrashing local rivals Manchester United 7-0 last Sunday to inflict the heaviest-ever league defeat on the Red Devils.

Jurgen Klopp’s side could not replicate that ruthless performance today at the Vitality Stadium, going down to the narrow defeat despite being awarded a second-half penalty for handball.

Denmark midfielder with Nigerian heritage Philip Billing scored the all-important goal in the 28th minute.

Billing has scored six goals in the Premier League this season, twice as many as he had netted in his previous three campaigns in the competition combined (three in 77 appearances), according to Opta statistics.

The tall, rangy midfielder applied the finishing touch to a breakaway move, sweeping home Dango Ouattara’s cross from the right.

Liverpool, who were surprisingly flat and did not create enough chances, were handed a lifeline when a penalty was awarded to them for handball with 20 minutes left on the clock.

However, Mohamed Salah failed to convert the spot kiy, and Bournemouth held on to claim the precious three points.

It is the first time in his Premier League career that Salah completely missed the target from a penalty and Liverpool paid dearly for it.

The win lifted Bournemouth off the bottom of the Premier League table into 16th place, two points away from the relegation zone, while Liverpool stay in fifth, three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

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