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Premier League ADMIT Christian Benteke’s goal for Liverpool against Bournemouth should NOT have stood

Christian Benteke‘s first goal in Liverpool colours against newly promoted AFC Bournemouth on Monday night should not have stood according to the Premier League.

The Belgian international, who joined the Reds from Aston Villa for £32.5million earlier in the summer, scored the goal of the game at Anfield as he prodded home Jordan Henderson’s cross at the back post in the 26th minute.

However, under the new offside ruling, the goal should have been disallowed as Philippe Coutinho was standing in an offside position and made movement towards the ball before Benteke converted.

Cherries manager Eddie Howe was understandably upset with the decision as his team were well worth at least a point against the Merseyside outfit [via Mail Sport] and to lose the game in such fashion must have been a bitter pill to swallow for all connected with the club.

In an attempt to explain the incident, the Premier League released an official statement on their official website to clarify the rule.

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