AFC Bounemouth came back from two goals down to hand Liverpool their second defeat of the season with a 4-3 win in Sunday’s English Premier League game at the Vitality Stadium.
Chelsea loanee Nathan Ake scored the winner in the 93rd minute as the Cherries ended Liverpool’s 12-game unbeaten run in the EPL this season.
Two goals in the first 22 minutes from Saido Mane and Divok Origi gave the Reds a 2-0 lead into the break as the hosts Bournemouth struggled to cope with Liverpool’s attacking forays.
The Senegalese international Mane opened scoring in the 20th minute when he raced through the Cherries defence to slide his shot past Bournemouth goalkeeper Arthur Boruc in goal for his seventh goal of the campaign.
Two minutes later Divok Origi made it 2-0 when he latched onto Henderson’s defence-splitting pass, rounding Boruc and rifling off the post and into the net from a really tight angle for his second goal in two games.
But at the start of the second half, the hosts pulled a goal back from the spot through Callum Wilson, who driled low shot into the bottom left corner as Loris Karius was sent the wrong way in the 56th minute.
James Milner had brought down Ryan Fraser in the box after a clumsy tackle.
Liverpool restored their two-goal advantage in the 64th minute as Emre Can curled in Mane’s pass beyond Boruc into the top corner.
But Bournemouth struck twice in two minute through Ryan Fraser and Steve Cook in the 76th and 79th minutes to level scores at 3-3 before Ake grabbed the winner.
Liverpool drop to third spot, one point adrift of Arsenal who moved up to second, and four points behind Chelsea.
For Bournemouth, it was their fifth win of the campaign and they now occupy tenth position with 18 points from 14 games.