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FA Cup Matchday Live: AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool
Updated 2:41pm Saturday 25th January 2014 in Sport
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- 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).
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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.
Cherries 0 Liverpool 2
Fine one-handed save from Camp to deny Suarez.
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.
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.
Powerful drive from Grabban forces Jones to palm clear, rather uncertain goalkeeping again from the Liverpool stopper.
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.
Liverpool subs: Sterling and Alberto on for Moses and Coutinho, 85 minutes
Liverpool firmly in control now, slowing the game down as they try to play out time.
Sturridge fires straight at Camp following a rapid counter-attack.
Cherries sub: Pitman on for Arter, 78 minutes.
Everybody expects a goal as Suarez races clear on to a Sturridge pass, but he lobs over with Camp in no man's land.
Fraser on the left flank and Grabban moves to the right, with Rantie through the middle.
Cherries subs: Fraser and Rantie on for Ritchie and Pugh, 73 minutes.
Liverpool sub: Flanagan on for Kelly, 73 minutes.
Sturridge clips the top of the crossbar with a brilliant lobbed effort from 20 yards.
Attendance: 11,475 (including 2,277 away supporters)
Grabban lashes wide from a narrow angle.
O'Kane glides beautifully past Gerrard but Pugh's cross is blocked.
Pugh on the ball #afcb http://t.co/Ly5PUk33Xp— @EchoJon 25 January 2014
Fans supporting their heroes at #AFCBvLFC today...@neilperrettecho http://t.co/Oqo9voMrHB— @ianwadleyecho 25 January 2014
Decent response by Cherries sees Surman hit a shot narrowly wide.
Neat through ball by Suarez releases Sturridge, cool finish past keeper Camp.
Daniel Sturridge, 60 minutes, Cherries 0 Liverpool 2
Lovely pass by Coutinho into the path of Sturridge. Elphick gets a foot in. Timely interception.
Approaching the hour mark. Cherries well in the game.
Steven Gerrard, Liverpool
Good break by Cherries. Arter takes too long to cross and Gerrard recovers to block cross. Corner.
Elphick heads corner wide at full stretch. Delivery was too deep.
Surman plays in Grabban on the left. Good work to beat Toure, cross cleared for a corner.
Andrew Surman also required treatment. Both back on their feet.
Break in play. Martin Skrtel is receiving treatment.
Crosses from Pugh and Grabban half-cleared but the ball won't quite drop for Cherries. Free-kick relieves the pressure for Liverpool.
Sturridge playing through the middle now. Suarez wide right.
Second half under way...
Teams back out for the second half.
Charlie Daniels has caused plenty of problems for the visiting defence. Lewis Grabban has also given Kolo Toure a fair bit to think about.
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.
The scoreline is harsh on Cherries who have had decent chances through Surman, Grabban and Elphick.
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.
Cherries 0 Liverpool 1 (Moses 26)
Pugh for #afcb #lfc http://t.co/ryYHeFZk4r— @EchoJon 25 January 2014
Ritchie in pursuit #afcb http://t.co/7SMDzkRFnd— @EchoJon 25 January 2014
Arter goes for a shot #afcb http://t.co/mQBwccEGdJ— @EchoJon 25 January 2014
Controlled possession play by Liverpool now. Dictating the tempo.
Good block by Ward as Suarez takes aim from 15 yards.
Arter's wayward shot flies high and wide from 20 yards. He hits the target moments later but fires straight at Jones.
Poor effort from Henderson. The midfielder smashes the ball into the Steve Fletcher Stand from 12 yards after superb work from Suarez.
Big chance for Cherries captain and boyhood Liverpool fan Tommy Elphick. Free header from the corner but he powerfully puts it over the bar.
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.
Nice one-two between Arter and Grabban but Cherries' top scorer sees his firm drive blocked.
Goalscorer Moses has been Liverpool's most lively performer so far. Plenty of tricks down the left wing.
Close. Harry Arter lets fly with his left foot. Keeper Brad Jones is worried but it floats narrowly wide.
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.
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.
Victor Moses, 26 minutes. Cherries 0 Liverpool 1.
Gerrard fires towards the top corner with power and it is just too high and wide. Not far off, though.
Arter foul on Suarez gives Liverpool a free-kick 20 yards out.
Slick work by Moses on the Liverpool left but, after beating two defenders, his cross is poor.
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.
Cherries playing some lovely stuff. Surman and Daniels lively.
Francis free-kick almost embarrasses Jones, who tips over. Another corner.
Cherries win another corner. Dean Court is rocking.
Beautiful pass by Gerrard finds the clever run of Suarez, but he is offside.
Francis for Afcb http://t.co/30nYGV6CmZ— @EchoJon 25 January 2014
Grabban for #afcb http://t.co/I5pI76AkVU— @EchoJon 25 January 2014
England skipper Gerrard attempts a trademark 40-yard cross-field ball but it floats harmlessly for a goal kick.
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.
Cherries 4-1-4-1 with Eunan O'Kane sitting deep and Harry Arter and Andrew Surman pressing on.
Very decent stuff from Cherries. Slick move opens up Liverpool, Daniels on overlap, fierce cross, headed over by Surman.
Fast start by Cherries.
Matt Ritchie delivers, keeper Brad Jones palms away. Another corner.
Lewis Grabban gets at Kolo Toure and wins a corner.
And we're off...
You'll Never Walk Alone rings out loudly from the away end. Liverpool fans in the Ted MacDougall Stand.
Cherries in traditional red and black strip, Liverpool in their white away kit.
Huge cheers greet the players.
Here come the teams...
12:31pm Sat 25 Jan 14
Eddie on the telly, beer at the ready COYR!
All the best boys, win, lose or draw, make us all proud!
Good luck to Eddie Howe and Jason Tindal today— @chazaustin9 25 January 2014
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...
Teams have completed their warm-ups. Now final preparations back in the dressing rooms.
Shooting practice for Liverpool in the warm-up...fair to say England captain Steven Gerrard hits it very, very hard.
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."
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VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM – Cherries striker Lewis Grabban
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.”
Liverpool: Jones, Kelly, Toure, Skrtel, Cissokho, Moses, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge.
Cherries: (4-1-4-1) Camp; Francis, Elphick, Ward, Daniels; O’Kane; Ritchie, Surman, Arter, Pugh; Grabban.
Breaking team news...Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge all start for Liverpool.
RT @EchoJon: Harry redknapp and Lee Dixon await the game at #afcb #lfc http://t.co/y04jujorOx— @ianwadleyecho 25 January 2014
VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM – Cherries midfielder Harry Arter
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.”
Luis Suarez at Dean Court ready for the FA Cup game between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool. @bournemouthecho http://t.co/tlBCHay6OS— @CorinDailyEcho 25 January 2014
VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM – Cherries boss Eddie Howe
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.”
RT @CorinDailyEcho: Steven Gerrard at Dean Court ready for the FA Cup game between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool. @bournemouthecho http://t…— @ianwadleyecho 25 January 2014
Suarez arrives at #afcb http://t.co/PZ275m9sAS— @EchoJon 25 January 2014
Luis Suarez got the biggest cheers and boos coming off the bus #afcb http://t.co/fNLvOCWmwv— @Echomiriam 25 January 2014
Liverpool bus is here and players are walking in. Lots of fans shouting and cheering http://t.co/4x8RX0scvi— @Echomiriam 25 January 2014
England manager Roy Hodgson is also expected to be in the crowd at Dean Court.
Jimmy Case, Ray Houghton and Andy Townsend among the former players here for media roles at the game.
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.
Good morning all and welcome to Dean Court for Cherries v Liverpool...
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