Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool: Three talking points from the game

      

Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool: Three talking points from the game

Picture: Faisal Zaman, cc by-sa 2.0

This match had scores to settle for both sides. And it did. 

It was Liverpool all along, however, as Jurgen Klopp's men fired four goals past Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic at the Vitality Stadium.

The Reds scored three in the first half, courtesy of Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Mohamed Salah to set the tone for the remainder of the match.

Here are the three talking points from the fixture: 

Salah reaches milestone

The Egyptian star has taken his the Premier League by storm  after a two-year stint at the Serie A. 

He just can't stop scoring this campaign - this makes it 10 goals in his last 10 games.

How about that for a performance, yet again? He grabbed a brace against Stoke City after coming on with 15 minutes in November.

He produced much of the same against Bournemouth, scoring his side's third goal with a piece of individual brilliance - this was his 20th goal of the season.

And the season has not gone half way...The African star is blowing people’s minds, especially the Anfield crowd this season.

Revenge is sweet

Liverpool lost at the same venue to the same opposition last season despite leading by two goals at some point in the game. The Cherries crawled back to 3-3 by the 78th minute before Nathan Ake scored the winner deep into injury time - much to the delight of Eddie Howe who made tactical changes to get the job done on that occasion.

No memory of the pain now. This time it was the Reds that had the last laugh, winning by four goals and keeping a clean sheet. 

Art from Coutinho

The Liverpool playmaker was at it again, scoring in the first half and being at his best for most of the match.

Klopp started with a three-man attack in Coutinho, Firmino and Salah, but it was the former that hit the ground running for the visitors.

 Liverpool went in search for the breakthrough as they attacked the home side readily in transition.

Coutinho's goal was marked by his usual Brazilian genius. He dribbled past the packed Bournemouth defence to fire Liverpool into the lead with a low drive - a sumptuous effort that  displayed the art of dribbling.

 

 

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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 38 79 100
2 Manchester United FC 38 40 81
3 Tottenham Hotspur FC 38 38 77
4 Liverpool FC 38 46 75
5 Chelsea FC 38 24 70
6 Arsenal FC 38 23 63
7 Burnley FC 38 -3 54
8 Everton FC 38 -14 49
9 Leicester City FC 38 -4 47
10 Newcastle United FC 38 -8 44
11 Crystal Palace FC 38 -10 44
12 AFC Bournemouth 38 -16 44
13 West Ham United FC 38 -20 42
14 Watford FC 38 -20 41
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 -20 40
16 Huddersfield Town 38 -30 37
17 Southampton FC 38 -19 36
18 Swansea City FC 38 -28 33
19 Stoke City FC 38 -33 33
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 38 -25 31