Liverpool's defensive frailty saw them collapse from two goals up to lose 4-3 at Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp's side, on a 15-match unbeaten run in all competitions coming into the match at the Vitality Stadium, were 3-1 up with 14 minutes to play but capitulated as substitute Ryan Fraser ran riot for the Cherries.
Liverpool were cruising at half-time, with Bournemouth on the back foot thanks to fine goals by Sadio Mane and Divock Origi
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James Milner's clumsy challenge inside the box gave Bournemouth a route back into the match via Callum Wilson's penalty, the first goal Liverpool had conceded in 344 minutes of football.
Emre Can's majestic curler restored the two-goal lead, before Fraser turned the game on its head with a goal, and then the cross for Steve Cook's equaliser.
The drama was not over - and when Loris Karius spilled a Cook shot, Nathan Ake was on hand to snaffle the rebound and secure a famous win.
Bournemouth move above neighbours Southampton into the top half of the table with the victory, their first over a Premier League top-three side in their history, while Liverpool stay third on 30 points, four points behind leaders Chelsea.
Liverpool face teams from the bottom five of the Premier League in their next two matches, at home to West Ham next Sunday and away at Middlesbrough on 14 December.
Eddie Howe's Cherries travel to Burnley next Saturday, before back-to-back home matches against Leicester and Southampton.

Bournemouth fans celebrate Nathan Ake's stoppage time winner against Liverpool

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Can Liverpool really be Premier League challengers with a goalkeeper as poor as Loris Karius?
The German was meant to be an upgrade on Simon Mignolet, but the £4.7m signing from Mainz has looked unconvincing even in the Reds' 11-match unbeaten run before today. His handling was poor against the Cherries, his positioning all over the place, and he spilled the shot from Simon Cook that allowed Nathan Ake to hit the winner. Teams that win the title need the reassurance of a top-notch goalkeeper behind their defence – and Karius is not it.

Nathan Ake pounced on a Loris Karius spill to score Bournemouth's winning goal against Liverpool

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Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth)
The Scot was only on the field for the final 35 minutes at the Vitality Stadium, but it was time enough for the 22-year-old to win a penalty, score a goal and set up the equaliser for Steve Cook as Bournemouth secured a first-ever win over Liverpool since their first match against the Reds in 1927. The Aberdonian has represented his country at U-19 level, but his performance against Jurgen Klopp's side will surely see him elevated to the senior side when Gordon Strachan's side face Slovenia in March.


Bournemouth: Boruc 5, Adam Smith 6, Francis 7, Steve Cook 7, Ake 7, Wilshere 7, Gosling 7, Arter 6, King 6, Callum Wilson 7, Stanislas 6. Subs: Fraser 9, Ibe 8, Afobe 7.
Liverpool: Karius 4, Clyne 6, Lovren 6, Lucas 7, Milner 7, Can 6, Henderson 6, Wijnaldum 7, Mane 8, Firmino 6, Origi 7. Subs: Lallana 6.

Ryan Fraser celebrates scoring for Bournemouth against Liverpool

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20' – GOAL! Bournemouth 0-1 Liverpool. Can floats a ball over the top of Ake and Mane runs on and nudges the ball beyond Boruc. That is goal number seven of the season in the Premier League for the Senegalese, and his 79th goal in his 200th club appearance.
22' – GOAL! Bournemouth 0-2 Liverpool. Origi thrashes the ball into the goal from the acutest of angles, following a huge misjudgement from Boruc in coming for a long Henderson ball down the channel. That is Origi's fifth goal of the season, in only his fifth start. It is the first time the Belgian has scored in back to back Premier League matches..
37' – PENALTY SHOUT! Ake has legs taken from under him in the area by Firmino, but referee Bobby Madley rightly calls it a coming together of legs and waves play on.
57' – GOAL! Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool. Poor header from Lovren, and Milner takes out Fraser and Bobby Madley points to the spot. Wilson blasts the ball low past Karius, and Bournemouth have a lifeline! It is the first goal Liverpool have conceded in 344 minutes of football.
64' – GOAL! Bournemouth 1-3 Liverpool. Can drills home from 20 yards after a fine run down the right by Mane. That is only the sixth goal in the German's Liverpool career from almost a century of games. It is the first time he has scored and assisted in the same Premier League game.
76' – GOAL! Bournemouth 2-3 Liverpool. Fraser finishes from 15 yards, following a counter-attack involving Wilshere and a cross from Wilson that Afobe initially stumbles over.
79' – GOAL! Bournemouth 3-3 Liverpool. Cook turns and shoots past Karius, from another fine centre from Fraser. That is Cook's second goal in the Premier League on his 50th appearance.
90+3' – GOAL! Bournemouth 4-3 Liverpool. Ake taps home after another Karius horror show, as he spills Cook's effort.

Jurgen Klopp gestures angrily during Liverpool's 4-3 defeat at Bournemouth

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The defeat ended a run of 15 games unbeaten in all competitions for Liverpool.
The Cherries had lost all eight Premier League games they've played on a Sunday before today.
Liverpool have lost a Premier League match 4-3 for the first time since November 2000, against Leeds United.


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