Eddie Howe is still being optimistic about Bournemouth’s season, despite suffering a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool today.
The Cherries have been dreadful away from the Vitality this season, losing 10 of their 13 games on the road, with 24 of their 33 points having been picked up at home.
Today was no different, with Bournemouth creating very little against Liverpool, who silenced the critics with a dominant performance at Anfield this afternoon.
Goals from Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah were the difference between the two sides, but speaking after the game, Eddie Howe wasn’t getting too downhearted.
“I thought Liverpool were very good but we didn’t really deal with their man threats,’’ Howe told BBC Sport.
“The first goal was off-side but never really recovered. We pride ourselves in never quitting. We lived on the edge a little bit but looked more of a threat in the second half.
“We had some moments early in the match. We looked fine until that first goal went in.
“We have to find some consistency. I don’t think there is anything wrong with our confidence levels or ability.
“This season is very much alive for us and we have some work to do.”
The result leaves Bournemouth in 11th, while Liverpool regain their place at the top of the table.