Klopp hails 'exceptional' Salah as Liverpool power to convincing Bournemouth win

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Pretty much [it was a flawless result].

"This has become an even tougher game for Blues boss Maurizio Sarri with his side losing two of their past three away games, and I am going for a City win here". The counter-attacking threat of Bournemouth is massive.

Now getting back into his most imperious stride after a slow start to the campaign, Salah added: "My expectations are very high".

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"But the second goal just seemed to knock the stuffing out of us".

There was a lot of people who believed that Klopp should have been punished for his actions and disrespect towards the Everton bench and this debate has continued for quite a while now. They wanted to make a little tactical foul, but he stayed on his feet. Not the most impressive finish, but surprising. "Really how he set it up and all that stuff, that was good". Then it was fluent, then it was good and really hard for Bournemouth.

"After that game, they are talking about one situation where a player goes down without contact".

Eddie Howe's players pointed out that Salah had been in an offside position but their complaints were dismissed, although TV replays suggested they had a case.

"I think I said a few years ago that we have to write our own history, so that's part of our history", said Klopp.


"It is nice. I really like that".

"At the moment he is not too well because it is still painful, but when that has settled we can start with the rehab and go in the right direction".

"Together with Virgil he's improved so much".

Arsenal are still yet to lead a Premier League game at half-time this season, but again came good late on when Torreira acrobatically met Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's cross to lift the Gunners above north London rivals Tottenham into third.

Third-placed Tottenham face a hard trip to play Leicester City, and coach Mauricio Pochettino must decide whether or not to rest players for their forthcoming Champions League visit to the Camp Nou, where they have to beat Barcelona in order to qualify for the tournament's knockout stage. That's how it is, that's the life [and] it's OK.

Liverpool killed any hope of a home recovery straight after the break though, the ruthless Salah shaking off that crude challenge from Cook before angling home in style.

Nobody should be surprised about that! We just had to manage the score-line. "I like that mindset".

Klopp had been rotating youngsters Trent Alexander-Arnold and Gomez on the right side of defence, when Gomez was not partnering Virgil Van Dijk in the centre. "He looked razor sharp and we struggled to handle him".

The defeat leaves Bournemouth eight in the table (may change depending on Leicester result) despite suffering four defeats from their last five games. It's not about one person, what Andy Robertson did today.

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