How Jurgen Klopp fired up 'angry' Liverpool for Bournemouth

How Jurgen Klopp fired up 'angry' Liverpool for Bournemouth

How Jurgen Klopp fired up 'angry' Liverpool for Bournemouth

The Egyptian moved to Anfield in a £35 million move from AS Roma in the summer where he scored 34 goals in 84 appearances for the Italian side over the course of two seasons.

The Egypt forward joined Roger Hunt and Ian Rush in the 40 club with a second-half header that added to Sadio Mane's early strike and preceded Roberto Firmino's late goal.

- Mohamed Salah is the eighth different player to score 30-plus goals in a single Premier League season - he is also the first African to do so.

Juergen Klopp's third-place side has a 10-point cushion over fifth-place Chelsea.

Liverpool progressed through to the last four in Europe with a 5-1 aggregate victory over Manchester City, but only after coming through two high-intensity clashes with the Premier League leaders.

"Those three have been fantastic, but this is a team effort", stated Klopp.

And four days after beating City his players backed up that attitude by making a flying start.

Salah could have scored in just the third minute, prodding a great opportunity wide from Trent Alexander-Arnold's whipped cross, but the first Reds goal arrived shortly after. Although the Senegalese's header was saved by Asmir Begovic, the ball came back to him to stick away the rebound.

Asked how many goals Salah might have by the end of the season, Klopp said, "Ask him!"

But Jurgen Klopp's side didn't appear to be in any mood to offer anything to Bournemouth - starting as the dominant side, which set the precedent for a comfortable 90 minutes for the hosts.

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

Firmino somehow failed to add his name to the scoresheet shortly afterwards when he rounded Begovic and could not finish, but he got his goal in the closing stages, squeezing a low effort in between goalkeeper and post.

"Not long ago he needed a rest after a Premier League game".

"The finish from Mo was a bit of an unusual one for him and one that maybe took everyone by surprise", said Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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