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Sadio Mane has revealed Jurgen Klopp's talk that helped Liverpool to victory against Bournemouth in Saturday's English Premier League game.

It was a handsome Anfield day for football and the home side echoed that, opening the scoring with Sadio Mane before Mohamed Salah's header ended any hopes of a Bournemouth revival, Roberto Firmino adding a third late on.

During a dominant first half, Liverpool created 10 goalscoring opportunities to Bournemouth's one and Mane's 18th goal of the season ultimately laid the foundations for a comfortable evening. It's completely normal that a boy in that situation wants to be top of the scoring list, the Golden Boot.

With that in mind, Klopp felt that a game in which the Reds could enjoy 62 per cent of the possession was "perfect" to settle back into the swing of domestic action.

"It's good and impressive - what a number, wow!" Jurgen Klopp's side seem to have to hit the flawless groove and look simply unstoppable. I'm not sure, I didn't count.

"At half-time we were in the game but their second goal came out of the blue, the ball from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah's header were unbelievable, we were kicking ourselves really because we always believed we could come back if there was one goal in it".

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"In the first half we struggled to live with their pace, energy and intensity, we rode our luck in that period and we were happy to come in 1-0 down". "It looked really mature, fluent and flexible again". Bournemouth are confident and usually play more football than they could today because our pressing was outstanding. The boys did fantastic.

Now eleventh in the table with a few games to go, Bournemouth's 38 points should be enough to let them put their feet up in the knowledge they've secured another season in the top flight. "The last 10-15 minutes was intense but it was the ideal manner to play this game".

"It was good that we kept a clean sheet, with the little bit of luck you always need".

"Not long ago he needed a rest after a Premier League game".

Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent.