Liverpool striker Christian Benteke suggested his side were lucky in their win over Bournemouth at Anfield – with his poached goal incorrectly being awarded.

The Belgian prodded home from close range but the goal should have been disallowed after Philippe Coutinho was not waved offside despite trying to score himself from close range – impacting on Cherries ‘keeper Artur Boruc’s ability to go for the ball.

Benteke’s cheeky smile and admission afterwards that “you never know” whether play will be waved on was telling. Bournemouth also had a perfectly good goal ruled out before that when Tommy Elphick was harshly judged to have made a foul.

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