Mohamed Salah scored his 40th goal of the season as Liverpool brushed aside Bournemouth at Anfield.
Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the seventh minute and the only thing that lacked after Liverpool’s persistent dominance in the first half was the second goal.
Salah was not at his usual best in front of goal but the Egyptian provided a moment of genius with 21 minutes remaining.
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s high cross found Salah with his back to goal but the sensational Salah reacted quickly to score a deft header over goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to bring up his 40th goal of the season in all competitions.
With that goal against Bournemouth at Anfield, Salah became the first African-born player to reach the mark by playing in the Premier League. It was another goal which put pressure on Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot award.
Bournemouth spurned a couple of late chances to get back into the game but Roberto Firmino sealed the deal with a tidy finish in the injury time to help Liverpool move a point behind second-placed Manchester United.
Delighted with the comfortable 3-0 victory, here is how our fans reacted on Twitter.
OUR FRONT THREE!!! pic.twitter.com/C6V6Clwit5
— (@SalahEnthusiast) 14 April 2018
never felt so calm watching liverpool. God bless van dijk
— أحمد (@psychedelicnoel) 14 April 2018
Mohamed Salah masterclass pic.twitter.com/MYDNtnQ1TV
— ₁₁ (@BeardedSalah) 14 April 2018
Mo Salah> Ronaldo Messi
— • (@EliteKarius) 14 April 2018
Yesssssssss get in #YNWA
— David Max (@DavidMax_ES) 14 April 2018
Well done well played lads good goals by Mane, Salah and Firmino…good defensive work we won with a clean sheet
— Sonal Pai (@sonalpai) 14 April 2018
3 Goals. 3 Pts. 3rd Place. Terrific Trio Scored. Yea Clean Sheet was great.
— PARAMATMAN S R (@Reds_Indian) 14 April 2018
Trent needs to get on that plane to Russia #Beast
— Trent Arnold Fan Page (@PJohansson15) 14 April 2018
Brilliant performance well done lads
— Der_Silberfuchs (@KloppsBarmyArmy) 14 April 2018
Mo Salah becomes the first African to score 30 goals in a single Premier League season. Former record was held by Didier Drogba. WHAT A PLAYER WE’VE GOT!! #YNWA
— Maccony (@maccony1) 14 April 2018
Another clean sheet denfence looking stronger and stronger well done lads onto west brom next week
— Lee Douglas (@LeeDLuisSuarez7) 14 April 2018
Former Manchester United star believes only Liverpool can “stop” Manchester City
The Reds are a couple of points behind Pep Guardiola’s side, and after Chelsea’s 0-0 draw against Everton, the former United man believes the Blues don’t have it in them to stop City.
Speaking on his podcast (h/t Liverpool Echo), the Englishman believed City were on the right track to retaining their Premier League crown:
“Winning one league is an achievement, winning back-to-back titles makes you a great team and Man City are on the brink of that.
“At this moment in time, I only feel like Liverpool can stop them.”
Neville stated that although Chelsea are doing well under Maurizio Sarri, only the Reds were capable of stopping City.
The former Manchester United defender added that there is another problem as we seem to be the only team capable of taking points off the Cityzens.
“The problem for Liverpool is that it doesn’t look like anyone else can lay a glove on City, that’s the problem they’ve got.”
Guardiola’s men have been supreme this season but they have dropped points against Wolverhampton Wanderers and lost to Lyon in the Champions League.
We need someone else to beat or draw with City to have a real chance of winning the title, and hopefully, a rival steps up and puts a spanner in City’s machine soon.
“Now it’s time to celebrate my birthday” – What the Liverpool players said after 2-0 win over Fulham
Liverpool survived a bit of a scare early on but got the three points with a 2-0 win over Fulham on Sunday.
The win pushed us up to second in the Premier League table as Chelsea drew and Manchester City won their respective games.
It seemed that Aleksandar Mitrovic had opened the scoring in the first half but his effort was ruled offside.
Quick thinking from Alisson and Trent Alexander-Arnold helped Mohamed Salah score the first goal of the game, and the Egyptian posted an image of his boots.
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) November 11, 2018
The other goalscorer was Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss star volleyed in our second after half-time and he certainly was pleased with his performance at Anfield.
— Xherdan Shaqiri (@XS_11official) November 11, 2018
Andy Robertson provided the cross for our second, and the Scottish captain was happy that the Reds won after their midweek defeat to Red Star Belgrade.
— Andrew Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) November 11, 2018
James Milner got a few minutes on the pitch after coming on as a substitute.
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) November 11, 2018
Our starting midfielders were Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum. While the Brazilian did a great job in midfield, Wijnaldum had more to celebrate.
— Fabinho (@_fabinhotavares) November 11, 2018
It was the Dutch midfielder’s birthday and Jurgen Klopp did sub him around 20 minutes before the end of the game.
— Georginio Wijnaldum (@GWijnaldum) November 11, 2018
Simon Mignolet hasn’t played a single minute in our Premier League campaign, but the Belgian was quick to celebrate the win too.
Another great result. Good job boys! See you after the international break 🔜🇧🇪 pic.twitter.com/igSp0lkO6S
— Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) November 11, 2018
Liverpool play Watford when the players return after the international break. The Reds are a couple of points behind Manchester City at the top of the table, and getting the three points at Vicarage Road will be difficult.
Liverpool handed incredible home record after 2-0 win over Fulham
Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Fulham sent them to the top of the Premier League until Manchester City’s win over Manchester United in the late game.
The win took us to 30 points from 12 matches and helped us reach a small milestone too. The Liverpool Echo reports that the Reds now have the best home record of any team in the top five leagues.
Barcelona held the record with 42 unbeaten home games, but the Catalan’s surprisingly lost to Real Betis 4-3 yesterday.
The last time we lost a home Premier League game was in 2017 with Crystal Palace getting the three points.
Christian Benteke was the chief architect of our destruction that day, and the report claims that we haven’t lost the 27 games held at Anfield since.
The Reds have picked up 18 wins and nine draws from those 27 games, and this season, we have been solid at the back too.
Liverpool have conceded only one goal in their home Premier League games this season which was against Cardiff a couple of weeks ago.
Our home form has been excellent under Jurgen Klopp and we face some tough sides before the end of the year.
Everton, Manchester United and Arsenal all visit Anfield before the New Year. The festive period could define our Premier League challenge, and it will be interesting to see if we can finish this campaign unbeaten.
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