Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah missed a second-half penalty as his side lost 1-0 at Bournemouth on Saturday. Philip Billing’s goal took the south coast side out of the Premier League relegation zone.
Liverpool started well as Mohamed Salah fired in an early shot and Cody Gakpo ruled out a try for offside.
Bournemouth defender Jefferson Lerma also had to clear a Virgil van Dijk header off the line, but as so often this season, the wheels for the visitors tore off quickly.
Bournemouth’s Dango Outtara shot wide after a one-on-one with Alisson but the Reds ignored that warning and paid it off in the 28th minute when he passed Van Dijk and squared the ball for Billing, who steered it home.
Former Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke added almost a second just before the break and Billing sprawled in the box but his pleas for a penalty were deflected as Bournemouth completed the half strongly.
Diogo Jota came on for Harvey Elliot at half-time and made his presence felt quickly, forcing a save from Neto with a sharp shot four minutes after the break.
Jota then scored a penalty for Liverpool when his header caught Adam Smith’s arm, but to the horror of the traveling fans, Salah shot his penalty high and wide.
That miss in the 70th minute seemed to drain Liverpool completely and they did precious little to threaten the Bournemouth goal, with Gakpo firing a late, convenient shot over the bar as his side’s attack again fell short.
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/salah-misses-penalty-as-liverpool-lose-to-bournemouth-20230312-p5crbs.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_sport Bournemouth beat Liverpool after Salah missed the penalty