Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Liverpool v Bournemouth - story of the match

Liverpool v Bournemouth - story of the match

Jürgen Klopp praised a "perfect" performance from Liverpool after they recorded a 3-0 victory over AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday evening to maintain their quest for a top-four finish. Begovic saved his initial header but not the subsequent shot.

When Roberto Firmino joined Sadio Mane on the scoresheet, the £100million trio had 82 goals between them this season.

Liverpool will now surpass a year unbeaten in home league games before Stoke City visit in a fortnight - by which time Roma will have been to town for a Champions League semi-final clash that has rather more riding on it than this game.

But the hosts found a rhythm and intensity that Bournemouth struggled to match.

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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.

Few would have anticipated that it would be on his own teammates as he took the ball off Salah for a low-driven free kick which Asmir Begovic spilled.

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Salah's personal dual to deny Harry Kane a third successive golden boot was brought into sharper focus after the Tottenham forward was controversially awarded Spurs' second goal against Stoke last weekend.

The game was put to bed in the 90th minute when the home side scored a third.

"It was only 1-0 at half-time but we created a lot of chances and good situations", Klopp added. "That's really good but we have to carry on, there are a few games to come".

Virgil van Dijk narrowly cleared the crossbar with a drive from distance; however, chances were proving more hard to come by as Bournemouth regrouped.

Eddie Howe admitted that his Bournemouth side were beaten by the better team, as Liverpool triumphed over the Cherries on Saturday. It was like "give him the ball", so we had to mix it up.

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

"We wanted to stay in the game and have a go at them late in the match - at 2-0 that is a lot more hard".

That was Mane's 44th Premier League goal as he became the highest goal-scoring Senegalese when he surpassed former Chelsea and Newcastle striker, Demba Ba. "Not long ago he needed a rest after a Premier League game".

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