Superb Salah treble at Bournemouth sends Liverpool to Premier League Top

Liverpool looked the likelier scorers as the match went on, and it was no surprise when Salah struck again with two minutes of the second half played.

Liverpool finished their latest victory not knowing how long their spell at the top of the Premier League would last, with Manchester City facing Chelsea later in the day.

Klopp also confirmed he will be without centre-back Dejan Lovren for the fixture at Bournemouth, meaning Joel Matip is likely to continue next to Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the defence.

Liverpool then capitalised shortly after in the 25th minute, as Asmir Begovic palmed a Roberto Firmino shot back into the danger zone and Salah - who was fractionally offside - tucked home for a contentious breakthrough.

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But the Arsenal and German attacking midfielder has achieved a lot during his illustrious career, which is why many may still feel he is streaks ahead of Shaqiri. We played nice football and the players we brought on did really well. Six weeks for us is massive, I can't even count the games we have in that period. As I said before, the most important thing, we are top of the table and we win each game.

"But of course I know every single player knows about it".

It took until midway through the first half for Bournemouth to begin to grow into the game, with Joshua King flashing one low effort across the face of goal before David Brooks drew a smart stop from Alisson Becker and Andrew Surman fired off target from the resulting corner. That's everything I can say today.

"Together with Virgil he's improved so much".

Liverpool (12-0-3) remains one of two unbeaten clubs in the Premier League.

Third-placed Tottenham face a hard trip to play Leicester City, and coach Mauricio Pochettino must decide whether or not to rest players for their forthcoming Champions League visit to the Camp Nou, where they have to beat Barcelona in order to qualify for the tournament's knockout stage. That's why we chose to give him eight hours off. Then we need you, play, and then he had a hard start against Burnley and plays that game and this game.

Robertson said that there is nothing The Reds can do about Manchester City's results and need to simply concentrate on their own games. We've got to keep our foot on the gas.

  • Kyle Peterson