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Liverpool lose unbeaten record in thriller

AAP logoAAP 4/12/2016

Nathan Ake's stoppage-time goal has secured Bournemouth their first-ever win over Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp's side twice surrendered a two-point lead.

Sunday was Liverpool's first defeat in the last 12 league games and left them in third place, four points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Seemingly coasting to a win that would have taken them to within a point of leaders Chelsea, the Reds came undone as Bournemouth substitute Ryan Fraser led the comeback charge as the hosts sealed a memorable 4-3 victory from 3-1 down.

Goals from Sadio Mane and Divock Origi had Liverpool ahead at the break and the points still seemed to be heading back to Anfield when Emre Can's strike restored their two-goal advantage following Callum Wilson's penalty.

But Fraser, who had come off the bench to win the spot-kick, then buried his maiden Premier League goal before crossing for Steve Cook to superbly equalise, with Ake bundling home a last-gasp winner as Loris Karius failed to hold another Cook effort.

"It was an incredible comeback," Ake said.

"The first half they dominated us and we sat back too much. We gave away two early goals but we came back strong in he second half. We pressed them and did well.

"This result gives us confidence, Liverpool have been doing well and we just need to keep going now."

The result moves Bournemouth up to 10th on goal difference.

"I have to say (it was) a deserved win for Bournemouth," Klopp said.

"A big fight from them. We gave the game away at a decisive point. We opened the door and they ran through and scored some wonderful goals. So that's the deserved result.

"Even when we are in the lead at 2-0 ... we gave the game away because we didn't play football any more.

"If we learn, it's OK. At 2-0 or 3-1 the game is not decided but the way we played after we gave it away. We gave Bournemouth the ball. These things happen."

Also on Sunday (Monday morning AEDT), Manchester United could go to sixth if they win at Everton.

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