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Bournemouth-Liverpool live stream: Watch Premier League game online

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Bournemouth-Liverpool live stream: Watch Premier League game online

Liverpool FC has dominated the English Premier League in 2019, standing at the top of the table and have not lost a match in 15 appearances.

Even better news for the club: Star forward Mo Salah makes his return to the Reds lineup.

A.F.C. Bournemouth, meanwhile, has lost four of five matches and faces a rash of injuries.

The Eddies will also be without Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson, who is ineligible to compete against his parent club.

Here's how to watch Saturday's Bournemouth-Liverpool match online and on TV:

When: Saturday Dec. 7 at 10:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. PT
TV Channel: NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Sports

Liverpool's first-half goal bonanza leaves Toffees in sticky situation

Liverpool's first-half goal bonanza leaves Toffees in sticky situation

In one of the showpiece fixtures of the season under the lights at Anfield, the game lived up to its billing in an extraordinary first half which saw six goals scored.

Sadio Mane laid on two sublime assists for Divock Origi (6) and Xherdan Shaqiri (17) - who were both handed starts in place of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino - to put Liverpool in control.

Michael Keane (21) hit back for Everton but two more special Liverpool goals from Origi (31) and Mane (44) restored the three-goal cushion for just two minutes before Richarlison (45+2) made it 4-2 just before the break.

It is now 20 games unbeaten for Liverpool against Everton in all competitions and under-pressure Toffees boss Marco Silva now sees his team in the relegation zone after losing nine of their last 13 Premier League games.

Following the defeat Silva is on the brink of losing his job, according to Sky Sports News.

With a home game to come against Frank Lampard's Chelsea on Saturday, the atmosphere at Goodison Park could be toxic and it is likely majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri will not want to put Silva into that environment.

Player Ratings

Liverpool: Adrian (7), Alexander-Arnold (7), Van Dijk (7), Lovren (8), Robertson (8), Wijnaldum (8), Milner (7), Lallana (7), Mane (9), Origi (9), Shaqiri (8)

Subs: Henderson (7), Firmino (N/A), Gomez (N/A)

Everton: Pickford (5), Digne (5), Sidibe (5), Holgate (5), Keane (5), Mina (4), Davies (4), Sigurdsson (5), Iwobi (4), Richarlison (7), Calvert-Lewin (6)

Subs: Bernard (6), Kean (5)

Man of the match: Sadio Mane

Opta stats

  • Klopp has won 100 of his 159 Premier League games, he is the second fastest manager to reach 100 wins in the competition, after Jose Mourinho (142 games). In fact, he is the fastest Liverpool manager to 100 wins in top-flight history.
  • Everton find themselves in the relegation zone after playing at least 15 Premier League matches for the first time since April 10th 1999 (after 32 games).
  • Silva is the first Everton manager to concede five league goals against Liverpool in a single match since Howard Kendall in November 1982 (0-5 against Bob Paisley's Liverpool).


What's next?

Next up for Liverpool is a visit to Bournemouth on Saturday followed by a trip to Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday in the Champions League. Meanwhile, Everton host Chelsea on Saturday lunchtime.

Liverpool FC primed to keep Everton in dark in latest Merseyside Derby

Liverpool FC primed to keep Everton in dark in latest Merseyside Derby

The Merseyside Derby is as one-sided as English Premier League rivalries go. 

Since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, Liverpool FC have only lost to cross-town rivals Everton nine times in 54 league meetings. The Reds have 23 wins themselves, outscoring the Toffees 72-46 during that time. Everton have not beaten Liverpool since Oct. 17, 2010, and they haven't won in the unfriendly confines of Anfield in the 21st century. 

"I'm from Merseyside," Men In Blazers co-host and lifelong Everton supporter Roger Bennett told NBC Sports Bay Area earlier this season. "The special nature of it is really the darkness. It matters. It almost matters too much. ... So, joy is carefully rationed out in little parcels, and it's really a day of incredible darkness."

The longtime rivals couldn't be in more disparate positions this campaign.

Liverpool are eight points clear atop the table entering Wednesday, and the reigning UEFA Champions League winners appear primed to win their first-ever Premier League title, if not a domestic treble. Their manager, Jurgen Klopp, already is a cult hero in the Red part of the city. Everton, meanwhile, sit 17th, just two points clear of relegation.

Manager Marco Silva's seat reportedly is red-hot, and Wednesday's match conceivably could be his last in the Everton dugout. 

The Toffees' reality lies in stark contrast to their hopes entering the season. From March 1 onward last season, Everton lost just twice in their final 11 Premier League matches. The club showcased its ambition this summer, highlighting designs for a new waterfront stadium and spending £118.5 million on incoming players. Great expectations quickly gave way to despair, with Everton winning just three of their first 10 matches. 

That darkness Bennett mentioned has loomed all season, with Everton residing firmly in Liverpool's shadow. BBC Sport's Phil Dawkes found that Liverpool's current 26-point lead over Everton is the fifth-biggest between the two sides in a single season -- and there still are 24 matches left. Three of the six-biggest gaps have occurred since the 2017-18 campaign.

Barring a shocking result Wednesday at Anfield, things are likely only going to get darker. The rivals will meet twice over the next month, with Liverpool hosting Everton in the league on Wednesday and then again on Jan. 4 in the FA Cup. A Liverpool win Wednesday would create a 29-point gap -- the fourth-largest between the rivals -- and another win on Jan. 4 would leave the Carabao Cup as Everton's only hope of winning their first trophy since 1995. Assuming they aren't eliminated by Leicester City on Dec. 18 in that competition, that is. 

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Everton, arguably, are due for better results this season. Their expected-goals difference, according to StatsBomb, ranks eighth in the Premier League. The Toffees have allowed four more goals than expected, and some well-timed regression to the mean combined with their rivals' propensity to leave things late against lesser competition seems like a formula for a potentially season-saving draw. 

But given where these clubs stand, it's more likely that Wednesday's Merseyside Derby will once again be defined by darkness for Everton.