Mohamed Salah was the star to which Liverpool beat Bournemouth 4-0 with a comfortable view at the Vitality Stadium. Egypt…
Mohamed Salah was the star to which Liverpool beat Bournemouth 4-0 with a comfortable view at the Vitality Stadium.
Egypt packed a brilliant hat trick to lead Reds to a victory that put them at the top of the Premier League table for at least a few hours before Manchester City’s evening game against Chelsea.
Salah pounced on a rebound after a Roberto Firmino strike to give Jurgen Klopp’s lead after 25 minutes.
He only hit three minutes after the break to ensure that Liverpool was properly controlled before a Steve Cook’s own goal finished the race and Salah danced
Klopp’s side controlled the game and never looked threatened when they took the lead with another impressive accomplishment.
Here is the player’s rating after a fantastic Liverpool win and a tough afternoon
Simon Francis – 6 – Did not make much mistakes and came to put a couple of decent crosses.
Steve Cook – 5 – Put the game out of reach when he accidentally diverted Robertson’s crosses into his own net before being exceeded by Salah for the fourth goal.
Nathan Ake -5 – Will be disappointed, he allowed Salah to get his shot away for other goals.
Charlie Daniels – 6 – Keeps a lot of Shaqiri
Junior Stanislas – 6 – Had some bright moments also out of play for big periods.
Jefferson Lerma – 6 – Holds the ball in motion and showed its significance for Bournemouth in the midfield.
Andrew Surman – 5 – came in harmony with Lewis Cook but struggled to stamp his authority at stake.
Ryan Fraser – 6 – Lively view but could not find a way through.
David Brooks – 6 – Involved in Bournemouth’s brightest moments and forced Alisson’s best saw
Joshua King – 5 – Tough afternoon when he replaced Callum Wilson with Liverpool’s central defense base More
Light Mousset – 5 – came on when Liverpool ruled the game.
Tyrone Mings – 5 – Had some time to make an impact in the last 10 minutes with Liverpool 4-0 up.
Diego Rico – 5 – Cards arrived late.
Alisson – 6 – Had a lot to do without managing his business without any problems.
James Milner – 7 – Showed his versatility again with
Joel Matip – 7 – Strongly defensive and played well the ball from the back.
Virgil van Dijk – 7 – Continues to be a tough figure in the heart of Liverpool’s defense.
Andrew Robertson – 7 – Bournemouth often tried to attack
Fabinho – 7 – Helped Liverpool take the strings on the midfield and close the game comfortably.
Georginio Wijnaldum – 6 – Workwear from the Dutch midfielder.
Xherdan Shaqiri – 6 – Light start but struggled to hit the ball during the second half.
Mohamed Salah – 9 – Back to his brilliant best with a hat trick
Roberto Firmino – 7 – Entered in a deeper role again and Salah played through the important second goal.
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Adam Lallana – 6 – came and gave a girl over the top to put Salah free of his third goal.
Sadio Mane – 6 – The game had looked down at the time he came on with Liverpool’s victory safe.
Jordan Henderson – 6 – Help Liverpool ends the game easily.