Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

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.

Henderson curled a teasing cross into the penalty area and Mane found a pocket of space inside the Bournemouth area to glance a header at goal which goalkeeper Asmir Begovic parried.

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.

Bournemouth still don't look in danger of going down as they are a considerable 10 points clear of the drop zone but Eddie Howe will want his side to get back to winning ways without much delay and end the season on a high.

The Egypt worldwide deftly headed in Liverpool's second goal at Anfield to join Ian Rush and Roger Hunt as the only players to achieve the feat for the Reds.

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

Liverpool's number nine Roberto Firmino made it three after a display of individual skill as he beat Begovic in the right-hand corner of the post.

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"Our creativity in our team has returned, our confidence in front of goal has returned, we have come back a lot late on in games".

Rush, who managed the feat twice, holds the record of 47 goals in the 1983-84 season but Salah, the first African player to hit 30 Premier League goals in a season, now has that mark firmly in his sights.

Beyond the Senegal worldwide, Firmino and Salah have become the first Liverpool players since 1990 to each score over 25 goals in all competitions.

On paper, Bournemouth were set up in a 3-4-3, but in reality it was more 5-4-1 as Liverpool dominated with Mane and Salah a constant threat. It's like, 'Give it [to] him.' We have to mix it up a little bit.

"You won't see a better collective team goal this week".

"We had chances after that, didn't take them and the third goal was unfair on us".

Firmino has had a hand in five goals in his past five Premier League games against Bournemouth (three goals, two assists). Weeks ago, I said to Mo after a game, "that's a situation where you have to pass" and sometimes it's so obvious that he knows it of course.

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