Twitter reacts as Liverpool defeat Bournemouth 3-0

  • Twitter reacts as Liverpool defeat Bournemouth 3-0

Twitter reacts as Liverpool defeat Bournemouth 3-0

Mohamed Salah led his team, Liverpool, to achieve an important 3-0 win over Bournemouth in the 34th round, settling his team in third place in the Premier League's table standings. Captain Jordan Henderson picked up the ball on the edge of the box and picked out Mane who turned the ball in at his second attempt after Asmir Begovic beat away his initial header.

Goals from Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino secured the win for the Merseyside team.

Liverpool reached 70 points after a 20th league victory of the season at home to Bournemouth.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was in awe of Liverpool, meanwhile, admitting his side struggled to make a fist of the match.

Salah, in his first season at Anfield, became the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush in 1986-87 to reach the 40-goal mark and only the third from the club ever to reach that landmark after Rush and 1966 England World Cup victor Roger Hunt.

By full-time, Liverpool had monopolised the ball with 618 passes to the visitors' 375 as they eased down with the outcome assured.

"They have shown it in the Premier League and the Champions League".

The 25-year-old's goals and assists have earned Liverpool 15 points this term - more than any other Premier League player - and he is regarded as a strong contender for the Professional Footballers' Association Players' Player of the Year award.

Asked about his leading scorer possibly being distracted by the prospect of that personal accolade, Klopp added: "We need his greed, we need him to want to score".

Liverpool's front three of Salah, Mane and Firmino have scored 83 goals this season in all competitins, while the Reds have managed 300 goals in 148 games under Klopp. "It's really good, but we have to carry on [in] the few games to come".

I think we have all seen him grow, altogether.

"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.

Best attacking trio in the world?

Mane reacted quicker than the visiting players and was able to steer the rebound into the unguarded net - thus becoming the highest-scoring Senegalese in the Premier League with 44 goals.

Having equaled Didier Drogba's record of 29 league goals in the 2009-2010 season with a strike against Crystal Palace a fortnight ago, Salah now surpassed the Ivorian legend's tally with his 30 goal of the campaign.