Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool

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Mo Salah showed a touch of class off the pitch to go with his brilliance on it after netting a hat-trick in Liverpool's 4-0 win over Bournemouth.

Mohamed Salah scores a hat-trick as Liverpool beat Bournemouth 4-0 at the Vitality Stadium to move top of the Premier League table.

Liverpool FC are now a point ahead of Manchester City, who are preparing for their Premier League clash against Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

Jurgen Klopp agreed with the sentiment and praised the forward's honesty for staying on his feet for the second goal after Bournemouth's Steve Cook attempted to make a cynical foul.

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Salah gave Liverpool the lead half way through the first-half when Firmino's shot was palmed in his direction by goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. The third goal as well, how we set it up, that was good. This league is so hard to play in, but 42 points I usually had in April and now it is December.

The Egyptian scored a ridiculous 44 goals during his debut campaign at Liverpool last season but started this campaign off slightly slower by those standards.

In doing so, Salah drew level with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Premier League's top scorer this season, and he was given the chance to see out the game by Klopp despite matches against Napoli and Manchester United next week.

They lie in wait of Manchester City's result later in the day, before then turning their attention to Tuesday's huge fixture at Anfield against Carlo Ancelotti's side.

They play a high intensity, passing game, and with Liverpool's injury list growing, balancing out squad rotation while continuing to remain on the coattails of Man City will be hard.

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