Klopp hails 'exceptional' Salah as Liverpool power to convincing Bournemouth win


Linda Pizzuti Henry, the wife of Liverpool FC owner John W Henry, has taken to social media to pay tribute to Mohamed Salah after the Egypt worldwide helped to fire the Reds to a dominant 4-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Egypt global had not scored in three games before Saturday's game, but took the match ball home as Liverpool equalled their record of 17 Premier League matches unbeaten.

Standing next to Liverpool's James Milner, who was joining a select group of players to have made a landmark 500th Premier League appearance, Salah instead handed the award to his teammate.

The win put Liverpool atop the Premier League standings, one point ahead of Manchester City. "He's one of the best in the world". Part of the 4-0 clean sheet win for Liverpool over Bournemouth.

"We stayed in the game in all of the games, and fought back like at Burnley".

"[It's] a bit, I would say, lucky because it could have been worse".

"I understand clearly there were reasons for the second half not being as good as the first, but still a good result, an important result", he said.

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"Away from the Champions League, very few teams have really tested City this season - Liverpool gave them a good game at Anfield and they drew at Wolves, but Wolves' goal should never have been allowed anyway".

Premier League matches are coming thick and fast, with the latest round of fixtures arriving just days after the midweek games.

"Whatever you do in a football game you have to finish off, and what Mo did was exceptional".

Although his first goal was fortuitous given he was just offside, his second and third were simply reminders of his brilliance. I played in enough derbies to know what is at stake. Millie, game number 500 and he plays at right-back and he would probably have preferred each other position on the pitch today, but he did the job and that's all how we come together then.

After an even opening, Bournemouth went mightily close to the first goal, as David Brooks was released into the left side of the penalty area and Alisson stopped the shot squeezing inside his near post.

'Callum has a slight hamstring issue, we don't think it's too serious, he's had a scan but of course he didn't make today and we'll wait and see whether he's back next week, ' Howe said before the match. We all have our own interests and aims.