Mohamed Salah's goalscoring feats a 'win-win' for Liverpool - Jurgen Klopp

Lynette Rowe
April 16, 2018

Mohamed Salah took his tally to 40 for the season as Liverpool maintained their push for a top-four finish with a 3-0 win over AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday night with Mane netting the opener.

It was a lovely Anfield day for football and the home side echoed that, opening the scoring with Sadio Mane before Mohamed Salah's header ended any hopes of a Bournemouth revival, Roberto Firmino adding a third late on.

The Egypt international's 30th Premier League goal of the season, which put him five ahead of nearest challenger Harry Kane in the golden boot race, was not a trademark Salah strike.

"He is not distracted or whatever about the golden boot; he wants to have it like he wants us to be successful".

"We played against a very good team today, one of the best in Europe and they are showing it, it was a tough test and we learned a lot", Howe said after the match. It's good and impressive. Jurgen Klopp's side seem to have to hit the ideal groove and look simply unstoppable.

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Liverpool would double their lead on 69 minutes, with Mo Salah (of course) netted his 40th goal of the season via a clever header over Begovic after a fine pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold. "And what a number we scored as a team in the whole season, that's insane".

- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 19 Premier League home games (W12 D7), the longest current run in the division, and the Reds' longest run since August 2009 (31 games).

Roberto Firmino should have added a third for Liverpool on 74 minutes only to see his effort cleared off the line. The boys did fantastic. Bournemouth are confident and usually play more football than they could today because our pressing was outstanding. And neither of his predecessors achieved that mark in as few as the 45 games it has taken Salah to do so. "The last 10-15 minutes was intense but it was the ideal manner to play this game".

Klopp was left hoping the defender's issue was "not too serious" but was unable to provide a more detailed update on the player's fitness, having not spoken to him after the game.

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