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After an incredible Tuesday night at the Etihad Stadium, the Reds returned back to training at Melwood on Thursday to prepare themselves for the weekend clash against Bournemouth at Anfield.

Liverpool won 2-1 against Manchester City at the Etihad in the second leg of Champions League quarter-finals, thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. The win helped the Reds seal a 5-1 aggregate win.

The Merseysiders enjoyed a safe passage to the semi-finals of the Champions League, where we play AS Roma. After returning back to training, the players looked in good spirits ahead of the game against Bournemouth.

Mohamed Salah joked around and enjoyed the training session with his teammates. The Egyptian scored in the midweek game against City and that strike took his tally to 39 goals in all competitions.

Young right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold and academy star Curtis Jones were snapped competing for a ball as Liverpool geared up for Saturday.

Defenders Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk were spotted sharing a light moment. The duo will be hoping to continue its good form.

Due to the high-intensity game, we played against City in the midweek, I feel that Jurgen Klopp might opt to rotate the squad and give his key players a much-needed rest. If Klopp decides to rotate the squad, Danny Ings could be in for a start.

The striker has endured a tough time at Anfield since joining from Burnley a few years ago but has returned to full fitness and is raring to go.

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson was suspended against City in the second leg and could come back into the starting XI on Saturday.

The Reds sit third in the Premier League table, level on points with Tottenham and ten points ahead of 5th-placed Chelsea. A win over Bournemouth would see the Reds strengthen their position in the top-four.

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Liverpool equal two more records after their impressive 2-0 win over Fulham

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Liverpool don’t seem to be the same team from last season, despite boasting an unbeaten record in the Premier League.

The Reds beat Fulham 2-0 to make it 30 points from 12 games, and are just two behind Manchester City who lead the table.

Our attack hasn’t blitzed the opposition like last season, but the numbers suggest this has been an amazing start to the Premier League campaign.

Ian Doyle wrote for the Liverpool Echo about the latest game and claimed that we have matched our best points tally after 12 games.

Doyle further claimed that our goal difference of +18 was the best in terms of Premier League seasons.

Our attack might not be firing on all cylinders but our defence has been exceptional so far. Alisson kept yet another clean sheet on Sunday, and we also equalled the record for clean sheets from 1977-78 and 1978-79.

James Milner scores for Liverpool against Arsenal

In fact, our defence has been the reason why we have done so well this season. We barely seem to concede and Virgil van Dijk has been an exceptional purchase, alongside Alisson.

The pair combined well to start an attack against the Cottagers on Sunday. Van Dijk signalled Alisson to take a free-kick early, and that resulted in Mohamed Salah opening the scoring for the Reds.

The Reds haven’t been that great in the Champions League, and we need to ensure our qualification into the next round.

Read more: “Hopefully they can win the Premier League” – Former Liverpool star urges club to break Premier League duck

Liverpool play Watford after the international break and take on Paris Saint-Germain away a few days later.

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“I can’t believe it”, “Shocked” – Some Liverpool fans unsure about Mohamed Salah’s choice of T-shirt

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Mohamed Salah is one of the biggest stars in football. The Egyptian has grown in stature since his move to Liverpool from AS Roma last season, and helped Liverpool to a Champions League final too.

The former Roma star is also one of the most recognisable faces in the world, and there have been murals, statues and paintings celebrating the success of the Liverpool attacker.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the player wants a bit of privacy and Salah tweeted an image of him travelling “incognito”.

The player wearing a Balaclava would not have been much of a problem, but many fans didn’t like his choice of shirt.

The Egyptian wore a “Project-Playboy” shirt and while we cannot say what his intentions were by sporting the shirt, some of the fans questioned his taste, while others some supported him.

Read more: Liverpool handed incredible home record after 2-0 win over Fulham

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“I want to help the team” – Liverpool star wants to continue helping team after impressive performance against Fulham

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Xherdan Shaqiri isn’t concerned about how many goals he scores and wants to help Liverpool do well. The Swiss star started in our 2-0 win over Fulham and scored a wonderful volley after Mohamed Salah opened the scoring.

The 26-year-old was pleased with his finish and told Liverpool’s website:

“The [kind of] impact is not so important for me. I want to help the team.

“When it’s with a goal or assist, it’s always good for the team. I came in the summer to help this team go forward and make the process better.

“I’m very happy with my performances, I just have to keep going like this and train hard every day. I hope we keep going until the end like this.”

Although the former Stoke City star hasn’t started many games for Liverpool, the stats are pretty decent for the 26-year-old.

The attacker already has two goals and three assists from four starts, and his performances should put forward his case of starting more games.

The Swiss attacker was the cheapest transfer we made in the summer, but he looks a quality purchase now.

Read more: “Start him every match” – Some Liverpool fans want star to start every game after impressing against Fulham

Jurgen Klopp changed his formation to fit Shaqiri into the starting XI against Fulham. However, the Swiss star was the X Factor in our win over the Cottagers, and hopefully, he keeps getting the starts after the international break too.

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