Liverpool player ratings: Star man earns a 3/10 & plenty of 4’s in Bournemouth loss - gallery

Plenty of poor performances for Jurgen Klopp’s side in Bournemouth defeat.

Liverpool fell to a 1-0 defeat against relegation-battling Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium as a first-half goal from Phillip Billing was enough to secure all three points.

Jurgen Klopp’s side started brightly but were caught cold on the counter-attack by January signing Dango Ouattara, who got the better of Virgil Van Dijk before firing a cross for Phillip Billing to tap-in for the opening goal. Liverpool struggled in the first-half but brought on Diogo Jota at half-time before bringing on James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino just after the hour mark as Klopp’s side pushed for an equaliser.

They had the perfect chance to draw level as Adam Smith appeared to handle the ball from Andy Robertson’s header, which was then given as a penalty after VAR intervened. Mohamed Salah fired his spot-kick high and wide and missed out on the chance to become Liverpool’s highest ever away goal scorer in Premier League history.

Klopp’s side continued to toil but struggled to create anything against a resolute Bournemouth backline as they missed the chance to draw level on points with Tottenham in fourth place.

Here’s how we rated the Liverpool players.