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Howe optimistic of positive result

8th February 2019, 11:03 by James Mason

Eddie Howe believes Bournemouth can "write new history" when they make the Premier League trip to Liverpool on Saturday.

The Reds have slipped down to second in the league after successive 1-1 draws but will be confident of getting back to winning ways on Merseyside, having last lost a league game on home soil in April 2017.

Bournemouth are yet to win at Anfield in four attempts and have lost their last eight away matches in all competitions, the most recent being a 2-0 defeat to relegation-threatened Cardiff City.

Despite everything appearing to be against the Cherries, Howe is adamant his side can rise to the challenge and put another dent in Liverpool's title hopes.

"These things have always faced us before. In the Premier League every game was rewriting history and proving we could do things for the first time," he said at a press conference on Friday.

"I think we tend to look at these things as a nice thing to do, try and write new history for the club.

"Winning at Anfield is something we would love to do. No team has done it for a long time in the Premier League, which shows you just how good Liverpool have been."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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