By Matt Bullin
Ex-Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Danny Murphy has criticised Liverpool for not being able to win without their injured forward Sadio Mane.
Bournemouth scored a late equaliser to secure a 2-2 draw at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Benik Afobe capitalised on a calamitous Gini Wijnaldum back pass to give the Cherries an early lead before the Reds struck back through Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi.
However it was Bournemouth who had the final say, as Josh King slotted home after Ragnar Klavan’s defensive mishap.
The point means Liverpool retain their third spot in the Premier League, though Manchester City are just two points behind them with a game in hand.
Meanwhile Bournemouth leapt up to 13th with their point and now look almost certain to beat the drop.
That’s going to really worry fans as teams start to bunch around them in the race for the Champions League spots.
Speaking on BBC 1’s Match of the Day (Wednesday 10.30pm) Murphy said: “They’ve got to learn to win some games without Mane.
“Tonight silly mistakes let them down – they played well second half and should have won the game.”
Mane has 13 goals and six assists in his 27 Premier League appearances this season having joined from Southampton for £35 million last summer.
Klopp’s side need to find a way to win games without the 24-year-old fast if they are to finish in the top four.
In other Liverpool news, Jamie Carragher has said that these two players need to toughen up.