Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Mohamed Salah scores hat-trick as Cherries are picked off by Liverpool

Mohamed Salah scores hat-trick as Cherries are picked off by Liverpool

As I said before, the most important thing, we are top of the table and we win each game.

"We always kept the door open a little bit, and it was something we wanted to work on".

Liverpool's two-goal cushion saw them take complete control of the contest, though, and they added a third in fortuitous circumstances with just over 20 minutes remaining when Cook spectacularly backheeled the ball into his own net from Robertson's testing cross. Unfortunately I can not say it will never happen again, but we are really more controlled in these situations and that was a big step for us, very important.

On Eddie Howe describing Salah as "one of the best players in the world"...

James Milner started his 500th Premier League game at right-back whilst Naby Keita started from the left in the absence of Sadio Mane, who was on the substitutes bench.

"At times we've played well and others not".

Indeed, his opener was his 40th goal in his 52nd league appearance for Liverpool, the fastest a player has ever reached that milestone in a Reds shirt. That's massive and it's exceptional and it is all to the boys, they deserve all the credit for that because they really fight for each yard. "Let's go home, eat, sleep and recover immediately", he said. Then tomorrow a little session; Monday, little session; Tuesday, Napoli. His desire is obvious to score goals and that's good for us, that's very good for us.

This display was a far cry from the disjointed showing in Liverpool's 4-3 loss at the same ground two years ago, with a clear difference in personnel coming in the form of Alisson and Virgil van Dijk.

"If that has gone, or the suggestion is you're not allowed to make those tackles that our lads made last night, and it's been replaced by cheating, I absolutely am happy to be old-fashioned".

Like this: