How to Watch Bournemouth vs. Liverpool

N'Golo Kante celebrates scoring against Manchester City in a 2-0 win for Chelsea

N'Golo Kante celebrates scoring against Manchester City in a 2-0 win for Chelsea

Liverpool looked the likelier scorers as the match went on, and it was no surprise when Salah struck again with two minutes of the second half played.

For a second, Liverpool will move to the top of the table in the Premier League, one point ahead of Manchester City.

On this occasion it was a combination of Cook's forgettable and regrettable day, and the absence of striker Callum Wilson, not risked with a hamstring problem.

- Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has lost more games in all competitions against Liverpool than against any other side (8).

"So of course it's important but it's not the most important thing in the world".

"Even if they lost a few games, we saw the games and it was always really hard work for the opponent".

"We stayed in the game in all of the games, and fought back like at Burnley". We said at half-time that so far it was OK but not more, we had to do better because we can do better - the counter-press, we had to keep it up, putting them under pressure if we lose the ball. But I know everyone else's expectation for me is very high.

Whatever you do in a football game, you need someone to finish it off. That's everything I can say today. If your team's manager reacted in that way after you had just scored a vital goal, you'd love it. Not the most impressive finish, but surprising. We have to deal with players who aren't here and can't use that as an excuse. This squad is still not too experienced; we have worked together for a while but we have to improve.

Liverpool now face a must-win Champions League game against Napoli mid-week, which will make or break their hopes in the competition that they went all the way to the final in last season.

"I do think the only way to be successful is to be completely focused on yourself, that's what we try to do". Nobody knows what that means, this league is so hard to play.

However, Salah did acknowledged that it was a ideal afternoon for him, in a season that has seen him struggle to match impossible expectations after his 44-goal campaign last time out. Top of the table and three goals, it was a fantastic win today. It's clear before and after the game, nothing has changed since then.

"He's (Milner) got 500 games so he deserves it", said Salah.

The result was in no question when the brilliant Robertson's cross towards Mane's direction was met unwittingly by Cook, who saw the ball enter the back of the net past his own keeper.

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