DAN Gosling delivered a frank assessment of Cherries’ away form, admitting: “It’s not good enough.”

Cherries’ last points on the road in the Premier League came at the end of October when they eased past Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Newcastle, Manchester City, Wolves, Tottenham, Manchester United, Everton and Cardiff have secured league victories at home to Eddie Howe’s side since then.

Next up is Saturday’s testing trip to title-chasing Liverpool at Anfield – a venue where the Dorset club have never won.

Put to him that Liverpool would be a difficult game to follow last weekend’s defeat to Cardiff, midfielder Gosling said: “It certainly is. And then we have Wolves, Arsenal and Manchester City as well.

“They are all tough games. We need to regroup, get back to the drawing board and be better away from home.

“Our last away win was Fulham and that’s certainly not good enough at this level and for a team with our capabilities.

“Anfield is a great stadium and Liverpool are a great team to play against.

“We need to lift our game. We did that against Chelsea, who are a top team, and we are going to need that and more to take anything from the game.

“I watch a lot of football and Liverpool are a great attacking team who play very fast. They get the ball to their front three very quickly and let them do the damage.

“It’s going to be a tough ask but we will try to win. We are not going there to keep it at 0-0 or keep it at minus two, we are going there to win.

“They beat us 4-0 in the reverse fixture but every game is different and who knows what will happen on the day?”

Virgil van Dijk has excelled at the heart of the Liverpool defence this season following a jaw-dropping £75million move from Southampton little more than a year ago.

But ex-Everton man Gosling believes the Reds’ mean rearguard is about much more than just the Dutch international.

Gosling said: “He has been solid. But it’s not just him – it’s their whole back four and their keeper.

“They defend from the front so their three main attackers work their socks off and close the gaps and put defenders and midfielders under pressure.

“It’s going to be a difficult game but we will go there with a plan and try to execute it to a T.”

The referee will be Anthony Taylor, who was the man in the middle when Cherries lost 2-0 at Everton last month.

No fewer than five Toffees players were booked that day, including Andre Gomes, who Howe felt had been fortunate to stay on the pitch.

Taylor has shown 107 yellow cards and three red cards in 22 matches this season.