Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe praises Mohamed Salah

Highlights Bournemouth 2-2 Crystal Palace                                       Highlights Bournemouth 2-2 Crystal Palace

Highlights Bournemouth 2-2 Crystal Palace Highlights Bournemouth 2-2 Crystal Palace

Liverpool recorded an emphatic 3-0 win over Bournemouth in a Premier League match played at Anfield.

But from the moment Sadio Mane converted a rebound past Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic in the seventh minute for his 18th goal of the season there looked little prospect of Liverpool falling flat.

Liverpool will now surpass a year unbeaten in home league games before Stoke City visit in a fortnight - by which time Roma will have been to town for a Champions League semi-final clash that has rather more riding on it than this game.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was in awe of Liverpool, meanwhile, admitting his side struggled to make a fist of the match.

Liverpool welcomed back Jordan Henderson after his midweek suspension and put on an impressive display to the Anfield faithful - completing yet another Premier League double this season.

By full-time, Liverpool had monopolised the ball with 618 passes to the visitors' 375 as they eased down with the outcome assured. But Salah is. He is Liverpool's laid-back phenomenon.

Firmino's 90th-minute third goal made it 300 for Liverpool in well under three seasons since Klopp took over, but he insisted they can still improve in attacking areas by not always looking for Salah.

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However, while it took Rush 65 games to reach his total, Salah has now played 20 fewer games. "Our counter-pressing was outstanding". It was only 1-0 at half-time but we created a lot of chances and good situations. "But mostly we controlled it and did really well". It was like "give him the ball", so we had to mix it up.

"You could see in the last 10 or 15 minutes how intense it was for the boys".

To be fair, if we were as good as Salah, we'd probably be greedy as well.

Salah, in his first season at Anfield, became the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush in 1986-87 to reach the 40-goal mark and only the third from the club ever to reach that landmark after Rush and 1966 England World Cup victor Roger Hunt. After the City game, you have to concentrate more because you usually know how it [can go]. Jurgen Klopp's men need to win just two out of their remaining four games in order to secure their Champions League qualification.

Mane is now the outright top scoring Senegalese player in Premier League history, netting 44 goals in the competition and eclipsing Demba Ba (43).

Firmino has had a hand in five goals in his past five Premier League games against Bournemouth (three goals, two assists).

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