Emre Can curled the ball into the back of the net on the 64th minute mark. Restoring Liverpool's two goal advantage after James Milner brought down substitute Ryan Fraser, converted by Callum Wilson. The score was 3-1 to Liverpool, with The Reds looking destined to return to second within a point of Chelsea at the top, with the pressure on following their 3-1 win over fellow title rivals Manchester City and Arsenal's 5-1 win over West Ham. No-one could have predicted what would come next, as Bournemouth scored twice in two minutes to tie the score up at 3-3, then Chelsea loanee Nathan Ake slotted past a distraught Karius in stoppage time to secure all three points at the Vitality Staidum.

A truly inspirational display against a club considered to be in the title race.

"3-1 and you ** it up"

The chant echoed from the home supporters mocking the away side's embarrassing second half performance and astonished travelling support. Joel Matip was absent from the side with Lucas playing temporary centre-back making back to back appearances for the first time this season. Three successive clean sheets for Liverpool suggested that perhaps previous defensive frailty that has plagued them in recent years was on the mend. However The Cherries burst the bubble and sent them crashing back down to Earth as the Liverpool defence find themselves under scrutiny again, perhaps now so more than ever.

Driving down to my friend's to watch the game, I heard a man on the radio talk about how Bournemouth have never beaten Liverpool, usually I would try not to listen with the curse of the commentator something that genuinely worries me. However I felt confidence following recent performances and after leading 2-0 at half time, thought that Klopp's side was the real deal, on track to win a game with the likes of Coutinho, Sturridge, Lallana and Matip not starting the game.

But now the defence has revealed itself as their achilles heel once more, it is now time that the situation is addressed properly and false conceptions be put to bed.

Milner has played excellently so far this season, but this game shows that his lack of pace leaves the side vulnerable to counter attack, most notably with Bournemouth's second goal.

Clyne has never been thoroughly impressive but also has never put a foot out of line, he needs to start taking more risks in game and contributing more to the side or I would rather give a chance to Alexander-Arnold. Lucas can't pass or tackle and is not a centre-back, end of. Then Lovren (who somehow managed to slip over which resulted in Milner giving away the penalty) spent half the game asleep and never looked alert. The absence of his defensive partner may be a reason for his poor performance, but the whole foundation of a good defence can't rest on the shoulders of one player. If this game has made one thing abundantly clear, that is Klopp needs to either sort them out or get them out.

It may seem like an over-reaction but to lose a game where you are leading 2-0 and 3-1 is unforgivable and this issue of poor defensive capability has been an issue too long for Liverpool.

Team spirit

Despite Liverpool's self-destruction, nothing can be taken away from Bournemouth's resilience and team spirit. The desire to get to the ball first and to get the ball forward as often as possible gave them the advantage over their opponents. Eddie Howe must have gave a fantastic half-time team talk, inspiring a comeback now being referred to as 'Istanbournemouth'. The belief from the fans following Fraser's goal reducing the deficit to one, corresponded onto the pitch and two minutes later when Cook tied things up.

It was evident that not just the fans but the players believed that they could win the game, and of course they want on to do so. Cook trying to rally the fans before launching this throw into the box, then Ake got the better of Karius after the fumbled a shot and the loanee tapped it in for all three points, to the jubilation of his parent club.