Liverpool now has five points through four games while Bournemouth has not scored in a Premier League match since surprising Aston Villa 2-0 on Opening Day. The Cherries have since lost 4-0 at Man City and 3-0 vs Arsenal.

Liverpool will occur: Picking the Reds to win today was not a long shot, but seeing Liverpool at its best served as a wake-up call for the rest of the league after two unfortunate ties and a deserving loss to Manchester United.

Right now, the victory over Aston Villa seems absolutely essential. No one was expecting much from a run of Man City, Arsenal, and Liverpool, but the Cherries have done so little by defeating their top-six opponents by a total score of 16-0.

Liverpool vs. Bournemouth: Cherry stomping Klopp's nine-stars

With a day's extra rest than their opponents, Liverpool welcomes Newcastle on Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET, while Bournemouth takes on Wolves 30 minutes earlier.

Given the devastation caused by injuries in the defence and midfield's centres, Liverpool could be missing up to seven first- or second-choice players on Saturday.

The Cherries' 2-0 victory over Aston Villa on the first day of the season was entertaining, but they then suffered back-to-back humiliations at the hands of Manchester City (4-0) and Arsenal (3-0).

Given that Bournemouth will have played four games into the season and already have faced half of the top six teams, it is clear that the schedule makers aren't giving up on them.