Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has urged his team to rewrite history by winning at Anfield when they face Liverpool on Saturday.
The Cherries are still waiting for their first win at Anfield, while the Reds have not lost at home in the Premier League for more than a year.
But with Klopp’s men currently dip in form following two consecutive draws, Howe feels his side can seize the opportunity to further damage their title aspirations with a rare win.
When asked about Bournemouth’s poor record at Anfield, Howe told Sky: “These things have always faced us before.
“In the Premier League, every game when we first came into the league was a case of rewriting history and proving we could do things for the first time.
“I think we tend to look at these things as a nice thing to do, to try and write a new history for the club all the time.
“The Chelsea result was where everything came together with the result. There have been other games where we’ve performed really well and just missed out.
“We’re going to have to defend well for long periods, but if we can show that mentality and desire to defend our goal then I believe we will have moments in the game to show what we were capable of going the other way.”
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Bournemouth will be without both David Brooks [ankle] and Callum Wilson [knee] for the trip to Anfield, while Jefferson Lerma faces a late fitness test.
“David has been to see a specialist and had scans, so I think around the four-week mark for him,” said Howe.
“Callum, it’s just a clean out of his knee, he’s probably around the same mark. We’re not going to be able to get them back earlier than that.
“[They are] big misses for us. Big misses for the team, for the group, they are big personalities for the group so we’re keen to get them back fit.
“In the meantime, I believe we have the squad strength to cover those players.”