Liverpool returned to winning ways in fine fashion on Sunday as they cruised to a 4-0 win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
It was a largely one-sided game on the south coast of England as Liverpool created chance after chance against a listless Bournemouth side. The win was set in motion by Philippe Coutinho, who struck a sublime individual goal before Dejan Lovren doubled his side’s advantage not soon after.
Mohamed Salah made it 3-0 just before half-time as he gave some nightmares to the Bournemouth defence. The win was finally sealed midway through the second half through Roberto Firmino, who was hailed by fans for a complete performance on the evening.
Egypt forward Salah became the first Premier League player to reach 20 goals in all competitions this season, with Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Roberto Firmino also on target.
Jurgen Klopp’s men extended their unbeaten league streak to nine games under precious little pressure, getting back to winning ways after successive draws against Everton and West Brom.
The Reds’ routine south coast win tees up a tasty Premier League encounter at Arsenal on Friday night, given Liverpool leapfrogged the Gunners in the table here.
Bournemouth slipped to their sixth league match without a win, leaving Eddie Howe’s side just one point off the relegation zone.