Written By Rob Edwards From The Vitality Stadium (rob_edwards19).
AFC Bournemouth are in good spirits despite the challenge that faces them when they travel to Liverpool tomorrow lunchtime.
The Cherries are looking to become the first side to win at Annfield in 54 attempts in the Premier League.
They go into tomorrow’s match having lost five consecutive Premier League fixtures against Liverpool, by an aggregate score of 17-0.
Despite this record, Eddie Howe remains upbeat as his team prepares to face the would-be champions: “That aggregate score isn’t good, we accept that.
“If you look back to games before that run, we have been extremely competitive and have picked up some memorable results, so it can be done.
“However, we will need to be at our absolute best and anything other than that will not be good enough.”
Their opponents go into this fixture on back of three consecutive defeats across all competitions.
Whilst these defeats have raised some eyebrows, the Reds still only need four victories from their final 10 league games to guarantee a first top-flight title since 1990.
Eddie Howe was full of praise for his opponents and said their recent dip in form was inevitable: “I have to compliment Jurgen Klopp and his players on what they have achieved so far this season.
“They play to such a high level, it’s very difficult to recreate that time after time.
“This game will be without a doubt one of our toughest tests this season.”
Liverpool have never lost back-back fixtures in the league under Jurgen Klopp, yet the Cherries will be hoping to defy the odds tomorrow in their battle to avoid the drop.
The game takes place tomorrow at 12:30pm and can be viewed on BT Sport.