Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said Georginio Wijnaldum had stomach problems ahead of the Bournemouth match.
Despite the worrying fitness, Dutch international confirmed he was ready to start and there was not a necessity of substitution.
Klopp said (via Mirror): “After a couple of hours sleep he said, ‘I feel good, I can play’.
“The doctor said, ‘You are still infectious, stay away’. I was only concerned after he scored a goal and everybody gave him a hug.
“But playing a game like this shows us. The character and the mentality of these boys is the only reason we are where we are.”
Merseyside club are again 3 point ahead of Manchester City. Reigning champions will face Chelsea later today.