Klopp praises hat-trick hero Salah after Liverpool win


The win gives Liverpool 42 points from 16 matches, but Manchester City will have the chance to retake the top spot in the league against Chelsea on Saturday night.

Liverpool return to action on Tuesday with a must-win match against Napoli in the Champions League.

"Whatever you do in a football game, you need someone to finish it off", said Klopp.

Jürgen Klopp's side were in control for much of Saturday's Premier League clash at Vitality Stadium and surged clear of the Cherries with three second-half goals.

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.

After the game, the ever-affable Salah refused his man-of-the-match award, instead passing it on to Milner to mark his milestone appearance.

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However, Howe was not pleased with the assistant referee's decision in Salah's first goal, saying it should have been ruled out for offside.

Paul Pogba was an unused substitute as Manchester United won their first Premier League match in five attempts, scoring four goals in the process.

Then after a Cook own goal, he rekindled reminiscences of last season, racing to shake off a tackle and surge behind Bournemouth's defence, beating Asmir Begovic twice, and flicking the ball sublimely into the back of the net. "He's one of the best in the world".

Klopp is quick to add that he doesn't know what has been written about Salah but admits he has had to maintain and feed his desire to want more, while stopping him from feeling down when it doesn't go his way.

"I enjoyed the last one the most". "He looked razor sharp and we struggled to handle him".

"I understand clearly there were reasons for the second half not being as good as the first, but still a good result, an important result", he said.