LiveFA Cup Matchday Live: AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool

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Summary

  • FA Cup fourth round live score: Cherries 0 Liverpool 2 (Moses 26, Sturridge 60)
  • Gerrard, Suarez, Sturridge, Skrtel and Henderson all start for Liverpool
  • Cherries: (4-1-4-1) Camp; Francis, Elphick, Ward, Daniels; O’Kane; Ritchie, Surman, Arter, Pugh; Grabban. Subs: Cook, Harte, MacDonald, Fraser, Pitman, Rantie, Allsop (g/k).
  • Liverpool: Jones, Kelly, Toure, Skrtel, Cissokho, Moses, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge. Subs: Alberto, Aspas, Sterling, Ibe, Flanagan, Sama, Mignolet (g/k).

2:41pm

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2:41pm

Excellent first half from Cherries. Liverpool went ahead against the run of play but the Premier League outfit were much improved after the break with a composed second-half performance.

2:39pm

Cherries 0 Liverpool 2

2:38pm

Fine one-handed save from Camp to deny Suarez.

2:38pm

Eunan O'Kane is the sponsors' and fans' man of the match. Another very good display from the midfielder. Andrew Surman and Lewis Grabban also excellent.

2:36pm

So brilliant from Pitman, and then so wayward. Superb footwork from the Cherries man to beat two defenders but he then smashes his shot high and wide.

2:34pm

Powerful drive from Grabban forces Jones to palm clear, rather uncertain goalkeeping again from the Liverpool stopper.

2:34pm

Closing moments of the game and Liverpool keeping the ball comfortably. The Reds have looked much improved after the break, having been outplayed for long periods of the first half.

2:28pm

Liverpool subs: Sterling and Alberto on for Moses and Coutinho, 85 minutes

2:26pm

Liverpool firmly in control now, slowing the game down as they try to play out time.

2:24pm

Sturridge fires straight at Camp following a rapid counter-attack.

2:22pm

Cherries sub: Pitman on for Arter, 78 minutes.

2:21pm

Everybody expects a goal as Suarez races clear on to a Sturridge pass, but he lobs over with Camp in no man's land.

2:19pm

Fraser on the left flank and Grabban moves to the right, with Rantie through the middle.

2:17pm

Cherries subs: Fraser and Rantie on for Ritchie and Pugh, 73 minutes.
Liverpool sub: Flanagan on for Kelly, 73 minutes.

2:16pm

Sturridge clips the top of the crossbar with a brilliant lobbed effort from 20 yards.

2:15pm

Attendance: 11,475 (including 2,277 away supporters)

2:12pm

Grabban lashes wide from a narrow angle.

2:12pm

O'Kane glides beautifully past Gerrard but Pugh's cross is blocked.

2:10pm

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2:06pm

Decent response by Cherries sees Surman hit a shot narrowly wide.

2:06pm

Neat through ball by Suarez releases Sturridge, cool finish past keeper Camp.

2:06pm

Daniel Sturridge, 60 minutes, Cherries 0 Liverpool 2

2:03pm

Lovely pass by Coutinho into the path of Sturridge. Elphick gets a foot in. Timely interception.

2:02pm

Approaching the hour mark. Cherries well in the game.

2:01pm

Steven Gerrard, Liverpool

2:01pm

Good break by Cherries. Arter takes too long to cross and Gerrard recovers to block cross. Corner.

2:00pm

Elphick heads corner wide at full stretch. Delivery was too deep.

1:59pm

Surman plays in Grabban on the left. Good work to beat Toure, cross cleared for a corner.

1:58pm

Andrew Surman also required treatment. Both back on their feet.

1:58pm

Break in play. Martin Skrtel is receiving treatment. 

1:56pm

Crosses from Pugh and Grabban half-cleared but the ball won't quite drop for Cherries. Free-kick relieves the pressure for Liverpool.

1:51pm

Sturridge playing through the middle now. Suarez wide right.

1:49pm

Second half under way...

1:49pm

Teams back out for the second half.

1:44pm

Charlie Daniels has caused plenty of problems for the visiting defence. Lewis Grabban has also given Kolo Toure a fair bit to think about.

1:42pm

Cherries had 12 shots and eight corners in the first half. That tells the story of the hosts' performance so far. Some very good, attacking football but Liverpool keeper Brad Jones has not really been seriously tested yet.

1:34pm

The scoreline is harsh on Cherries who have had decent chances through Surman, Grabban and Elphick.

1:34pm

Bright, promising start by Cherries. Moses scored a decent goal for the visitors, against the run of play. Since that, Liverpool have enjoyed far more control.

1:33pm

Cherries 0 Liverpool 1 (Moses 26)

1:32pm

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1:29pm

Controlled possession play by Liverpool now. Dictating the tempo.

1:27pm

Good block by Ward as Suarez takes aim from 15 yards.

1:26pm

Arter's wayward shot flies high and wide from 20 yards. He hits the target moments later but fires straight at Jones.

1:26pm

Poor effort from Henderson. The midfielder smashes the ball into the Steve Fletcher Stand from 12 yards after superb work from Suarez.

1:23pm

Big chance for Cherries captain and boyhood Liverpool fan Tommy Elphick. Free header from the corner but he powerfully puts it over the bar.

1:22pm

What a block from Kolo Toure. Brilliant Cherries move releases Daniels on the left. Surman meets the cross with a sweet shot but Toure throws himself in front of it. Corner.

1:20pm

Nice one-two between Arter and Grabban but Cherries' top scorer sees his firm drive blocked.

1:20pm

Goalscorer Moses has been Liverpool's most lively performer so far. Plenty of tricks down the left wing.

1:18pm

Close. Harry Arter lets fly with his left foot. Keeper Brad Jones is worried but it floats narrowly wide.

1:16pm

The goal came against the run of play as Cherries had made a promising start. Grabban continuing to cause a few problems for the Reds defence.

1:14pm

Quick counter-attack from Liverpool. Suarez picks out Moses on the left. He takes a touch inside on to his right foot and beats keeper Camp low at his near post. Decent finish.

1:13pm

Victor Moses, 26 minutes. Cherries 0 Liverpool 1.

1:11pm

Gerrard fires towards the top corner with power and it is just too high and wide. Not far off, though.

1:10pm

Arter foul on Suarez gives Liverpool a free-kick 20 yards out.

1:10pm

Slick work by Moses on the Liverpool left but, after beating two defenders, his cross is poor.

1:02pm

Boss Eddie Howe wanted Cherries to show how good a footballing team they are. His men are sticking to their principles and doing themselves proud so far.

1:01pm

Cherries playing some lovely stuff. Surman and Daniels lively.

12:59pm

Francis free-kick almost embarrasses Jones, who tips over. Another corner.

12:57pm

Cherries win another corner. Dean Court is rocking.

12:57pm

Beautiful pass by Gerrard finds the clever run of Suarez, but he is offside.

12:55pm

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12:53pm

England skipper Gerrard attempts a trademark 40-yard cross-field ball but it floats harmlessly for a goal kick.

12:52pm

Liverpool are lining up 4-2-3-1. Gerrard and Henderson deep-lying midfielders. Coutinho in a free role behind Suarez. Moses left and Sturridge right.

12:50pm

Cherries 4-1-4-1 with Eunan O'Kane sitting deep and Harry Arter and Andrew Surman pressing on.

12:49pm

Very decent stuff from Cherries. Slick move opens up Liverpool, Daniels on overlap, fierce cross, headed over by Surman.

12:48pm

Fast start by Cherries.

12:47pm

Matt Ritchie delivers, keeper Brad Jones palms away. Another corner.

12:47pm

Lewis Grabban gets at Kolo Toure and wins a corner.

12:46pm

And we're off...

12:46pm

You'll Never Walk Alone rings out loudly from the away end. Liverpool fans in the Ted MacDougall Stand.

12:45pm

Cherries in traditional red and black strip, Liverpool in their white away kit.

12:44pm

Huge cheers greet the players.

12:42pm

Here come the teams...

12:40pm

12:31pm Sat 25 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says

Eddie on the telly, beer at the ready COYR!

All the best boys, win, lose or draw, make us all proud!

12:40pm

12:38pm

If you haven't already seen it, don't forget to pick up a copy of our 24-page Cherries v Liverpool supplement in today's Echo. Loads of interviews and features...

12:36pm

Teams have completed their warm-ups. Now final preparations back in the dressing rooms.

12:31pm

Shooting practice for Liverpool in the warm-up...fair to say England captain Steven Gerrard hits it very, very hard.

12:30pm

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM – Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson

Henderson told his club’s official website: "We know they will be right up for it. We are away from home and the crowd will be right behind them.

"But we have got to go there and work just as hard as them, if not more, because they will make it very difficult for us.

"I'm sure we have enough quality here to go there, put in a good performance and get the result we want. We know it will be difficult but it is a challenge we look forward to.

"I'm not sure it will be more physical because in the Premier League it is very physical and there are players who are very physical.

"In terms of the lower league, it is a massive game for them because they don't play the likes of Liverpool or big teams every week.

"It is an opportunity for them to go and show that they can be up there with the best as a team and as players and individuals. We have got to be wary of that, be professional and do what we have been doing."

12:24pm

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12:09pm

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM – Cherries striker Lewis Grabban

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LEWIS Grabban is hoping Cherries can play with “no fear” when they lock horns with one of English football’s powerhouse clubs.

The Cherries striker, a boyhood Liverpool supporter, will get the opportunity to showcase his skills against the Reds.

The frontman told the Daily Echo: “They play in the best league in the world, so it is going to be difficult and they probably will have more possession than us. But we will work hard, press and, hopefully, play with no fear and do what we can do.”

12:00pm

Liverpool: Jones, Kelly, Toure, Skrtel, Cissokho, Moses, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge.

11:58am

Cherries: (4-1-4-1) Camp; Francis, Elphick, Ward, Daniels; O’Kane; Ritchie, Surman, Arter, Pugh; Grabban.

11:49am

Breaking team news...Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge all start for Liverpool.

11:46am

11:43am

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM – Cherries midfielder Harry Arter

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Arter told the Daily Echo: “This is the biggest FA Cup draw I have been involved in. It is an exciting game for everyone.

“It will be difficult, there is no doubt about that, no matter what team they put out. Whoever they select, we are going to come up against international players and players we have watched on telly and looked to be as good as.

“The manager (Cherries boss Eddie Howe) will probably make us realise that it is a win-win situation for us. These are the sort of games where people can make their names.

“It is a chance for everyone to shine and show the country what they can do.

“There are a lot of Liverpool fans in the world so I am sure it will be watched in many countries. It will be a good stage for everyone to show what they can do.”

Arter added: “It is great for the town. Some people are probably a little bit disappointed that they didn’t get tickets but for the people that got tickets, it should be a great day.”

11:39am

11:38am

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM – Cherries boss Eddie Howe

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Howe said: “We are massive underdogs, even though we are at home.

“It is a day for us to really enjoy and, hopefully, for the supporters to enjoy. But there is pressure on us to perform and I want a performance. I want us to play as we always do and try to take our game to Liverpool.

“I think it is really important we don’t change how we play because that wouldn’t suit us. I am looking forward to the game and seeing our players playing against some of the best in the world. What an experience for them.

“They have been very focused this week and training has been of a really high standard.

“I have been very pleased with how we have prepared and the players’ mentality has been excellent.

“It is a sell-out and there is a huge reward at the end of it. We are live on national television so it is a really good chance for us to showcase our skills.

“We are not without a chance and we don’t ever go into any game with that mind-set. If we perform to the best of our ability and have a little bit of luck, you never know.

“All I would say is the gap between where we are in the Championship and the top of the Premier League is huge.

“That is not to say we can’t give a really good account of ourselves, test them and ask questions. That is what we will be looking to do.”

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11:26am

England manager Roy Hodgson is also expected to be in the crowd at Dean Court.

11:25am

Jimmy Case, Ray Houghton and Andy Townsend among the former players here for media roles at the game.

11:24am

Team news will be confirmed at around 11.50am but Liverpool have arrived and Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Kolo Toure and Simon Mignolet are among the players here.

11:22am

Good morning all and welcome to Dean Court for Cherries v Liverpool...

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12:31pm Sat 25 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Eddie on the telly, beer at the ready COYR!

All the best boys, win, lose or draw, make us all proud!
Eddie on the telly, beer at the ready COYR! All the best boys, win, lose or draw, make us all proud! TedMacsCherryPants
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6:29pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Kevin_123 says...

Bournemouth did not disgrace themselves at all - we should have been awarded a penalty!!! Overall, a great game and we can hold our heads up high and take many positives from the game. Liverpool has their strongest team out and losing by two goals shows how well AFC Bournemouth played and how far the team has progressed under out great manager.
Bournemouth did not disgrace themselves at all - we should have been awarded a penalty!!! Overall, a great game and we can hold our heads up high and take many positives from the game. Liverpool has their strongest team out and losing by two goals shows how well AFC Bournemouth played and how far the team has progressed under out great manager. Kevin_123
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