Player Ratings: Bournemouth vs Liverpool - Salah get his hat on

Понедельник, 10 Дек, 2018

A hat-trick from the Egyptian - his second since joining Liverpool - sealed a 4-0 victory at Dean Court, with Steve Cook also scoring an own goal. Salah completed his hat trick by keeping cool in front of goal after a mazy dribble to complete the rout in the 77th.

This is relevant on both a collective and individual level, as while the team was the star, the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino all joined Salah as standouts.

Making his 500th appearance in Premier League football was Mr Reliable himself, James Milner.

Another game, another clean sheet for Alisson Becker. But I know everyone else's expectation for me is very high. Then I think we can do big things.

The goal of the game would come on 77 minutes, with the outstanding Salah racing into the box before bamboozling Begovic and slotting home to round off a fine individual display. But given that they play Manchester United, Wolves, Newcastle and Arsenal before facing Manchester City themselves, the Reds need to get all the points they can.

It may have been a milestone day for James Milner, but Mohamed Salah, not for the first time, stole the show.

"I was not one second anxious", said Klopp.

Before the matchday 16 finished, the win earned them top spot in the league table.

The Reds won't have any time to breathe and soak it all in however, with a massive must win game at home to Napoli in the Champions League coming up midweek, before Jose Mourinho's bus comes rolling on into Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

8 - After a shuffle at Burnley in midweek, Klopp named a more recognisable starting XI and was rewarded with a better performance.