Liverpool v Bournemouth Odds : Reds look to avoid FA Cup giant killing at Dean Court
Latest Liverpool v Bournemouth odds, team news from FA Cup tie at Dean Court (KO 12:45 Sat).
Liverpool will hope their growing injury crisis does not see them fall prey to a giant killing act.
The Reds face Championship side Bournemouth in the fourth round of the FA Cup without a host of top stars.
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Glen Johnson and Lucas has become the latest players to join an ever growing injury list that already includes Mamadou Sakho (hamstring), Jose Enrique (knee) and Daniel Agger (calf).
Lucas is set to be out of action for two months after injuring his knee against Aston Villa last weekend while Glen Johnson is out “indefinitely” with a number of injuries.
Simon Mignolet is set to be given a rest after a run of inconsistent performances of late meaning Australian Brad Jones will get a rare outing.
The raft of injuries means that Kolo Toure is set to start in the middle alongside Martin Skrtel with Martin Kelly poised to play right back. Aly Cissokho could continue at left back although Jon Flanagan is edging towards a return to the squad following injury.
Steven Gerrard, Luiz Suarez and Daniel Sturridge are all likely to play while Victor Moses, Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto will hope for starts.
The clash promises to be an intriguing one with Liverpool, the second top scorers in the Premier League with 53 goals facing a Cherries defence that has conceded the second most in the Championship, 45.
Liverpool knocked out Oldham 2-0 last time out, a game that saw Aspas score his first goal in a red shirt while Bournemouth counted for Burton, running out 4-1 winners.
Eddie Howe’s side currently sit 16th in the Championship and have won just two of their last 8 games, however despite the gulf in task, the 36 year old has urged his side to take the game to the Reds.
“This is a really special game. Not just for us players but as fans, and the buzz around the town,” Howe said.
“We don’t want to show Liverpool too much respect and freeze on the occasion.”