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Bournemouth boss Howe fumes over Mane opener for Liverpool

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was upset with the manner of Liverpool's opener for their 3-0 defeat on Saturday.

Sadio Mane's header gave the Reds the lead after a good start from Howe's men at Anfield.

But replays would later show that the Senegalese frontman was offside as James Milner's delivery was swung into the box.

Howe felt his side have to look at themselves first and didn't blame any decision for the result, but did feel that the opener was the turning point.

He lamented, "That first goal in a huge moment in the match, we set up to frustrate them and the restrict the space.

"That worked well in the opening period, we hung in there but the second phase from a set play – half a yard offside – was a huge turning point.

"Personally I haven't seen it but my coaching staff tell me it's offside. VAR will help us in those situations, I think that will benefit everybody, it was tight but offside was the right decision. The second goal is self-inflicted from our side as the defending team, but we felt we'd done OK and restricted them in general play.

"But the players did well to keep fighting, keep their heads."

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