Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool – Highlights Video Mp4 Download
The Reds travelled to the south coast knowing victory against Eddie Howe’s side would see them top the Premier League table, with Manchester City facing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge later in the day.
Jurgen Klopp made five changes to his side from Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Burnley as Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino returned to the starting eleven.
James Milner started his 500th Premier League game at right-back whilst Naby Keita started from the left in the absence of Sadio Mane, who was on the substitutes bench.
‣ 0-1: Mohamed Salah (25′)
‣ 0-2: Mohamed Salah (48′)
‣ 0-3: Steve Cook OG (68′)
‣ 0-4: Mohamed Salah (77′)
Salah gave Liverpool the lead half way through the first-half when Firmino’s shot was palmed in his direction by goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
He appeared to be in an offside position when the Brazilian shot, however his calm finish in to the back of the net was allowed to stand.
The Reds dominated possession for the rest of the half as they looked for a second goal, however they entered the break 1-0 up.
The Reds now have 42 points from 16 Premier League games, having won their last five on the trot and conceding just six goals all season.
They lie in wait of Manchester City’s result later in the day, before then turning their attention to Tuesday’s huge fixture at Anfield against Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Man of the match: Mohamed Salah
Liverpool: Alisson, Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri (Mane 65′), Firmino (Henderson 81′), Keita (Lallana 65′), Salah.