M Salah (25, 48, 77),S Cook (68 og)
B'mouth vs Liverpool
12:30pm Saturday 8th December
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THAT'S ALL, FOLKS!
That wraps up the opening Premier League game of the afternoon, and it's over to Manchester City to see if they can respond to this thumping Liverpool win. Keep up to date with all the latest scores in the 3pm kick-offs here.
Thanks for joining me, and I'll see you next time.
HOWE RUES SALAH OPENER
Eddie Howe has been giving his thoughts on the match, and the Bournemouth boss is unsurprisingly unhappy with the nature of Liverpool's opener.
Howe said: "It was a tough game. The first goal was a real key moment in the match. Up until that point, I thought we defended well. We kept them away from our goal and, Salah is offside.
"The goal shouldn't stand, and in these games, when you're playing the big guns, you need these decisions to go in your favour.
"We had a perfectly good goal disallowed against Arsenal, these are key things in a hard match."
'LIVERPOOL HAVE TO BE BANG AT IT'
Graeme Souness feels Bournemouth played into Liverpool's hands with the manner in which they approach the game, but he believes his former club can't afford to take their foot off the gas.
He said: "If you're a big club, generally, the big games take care of themselves - the games against your direct rivals. It's the games against the perceived lesser teams that you can slip up in. For Liverpool and Man City, they'll be driving each other on.
"They know they just cannot afford to slip up. Liverpool cannot afford to go five or six points behind City, with the title race is over before Christmas, so they have to be bang at it.
"But City have to show up every game as well. City are a scalp, they and Liverpool are the two biggest scalps to have and they can get beaten by the lesser teams if they're not at it."
KLOPP: MANNER OF WIN FEELS SPECIAL
Jurgen Klopp has been reflecting on his side's emphatic win, and he was delighted with how his players focused on the task.
"It was a very mature game," he said. "We were very controlled in the first-half, scored the goal but I wasn't completely happy with the rhythm changes. We wanted to do more, but there were a lot of good counter-pressing moments.
"You saw that Bournemouth were good on the counter-attack, and typically from set pieces they are very strong as well. So it was OK at half-time, and we had to change things between the lines and speed things up. We had to adapt to the controlled approach, and we did that much better in the second-half.
"We really played exactly how we wanted at 4-0, of course it's slightly easier, but it was really good. Bournemouth have had a really good season, so to win here and the manner in which we did it feels special."
'LIVERPOOL ARE PURRING RIGHT NOW'
Jamie Redknapp believes Liverpool's second-half display in particular showed why Mohamed Salah is best played through the middle.
Redknapp said: "Virgil van Dijk can wear his kit on Tuesday night, it was that clean. Liverpool never got out of second gear, it was so comfortable in possession. When you've got a player like Salah, he can take a game away from any team.
"There's been questions over where his best position is. Do you play him down the middle or do you play him our wide? I think today you saw the real benefits of playing him in a central position.
"The problems he causes defenders, running on the shoulder, the third goal epitomised that. I thought Liverpool were very comfortable and it shows the strength of the squad they have.
"They're purring right now, and if they can get through on Tuesday, keep going in the Premier League, they can hang onto Man City's coat-tails."
BOURNEMOUTH 0-4 LIVERPOOL STATS
'BOURNEMOUTH WERE TOO PASSIVE'
Graeme Souness believes Liverpool could not have cherry-picked a more welcoming opposition this afternoon ahead of their crucial Champions League clash.
He said: "They were fabulous, but I have to say Bournemouth made it very easy for them. I thought they started in a passive way to allow Liverpool to take command very early on.
"Their passing and movement was sensational. From the first minute, right through to the end they dominated. Bournemouth couldn't string three or four passes together today.
"This was a great game in the build-up to Tuesday night [against Napoli] because they were in cruise control for a lot of it."
SALAH: MY EXPECTATIONS ARE HIGH
Unsurprisingly, Mohamed Salah was awarded man of the match, and both he and James Milner spoke to Greg Whelan a short while ago.
Salah said: "It's a fantastic win today, and it's great to get to the top of the table. I think I enjoyed the last one the most, I was calm. My expectations are very high, but as I said before the most important thing is that we win each game and are top of the table."
Milner said: "It wasn't our best performance but we were efficient and got the job done. It's great to get a clean sheet at a tough place to come. We've had two tough away games in quick succession and the games come thick and fast now so we can't take our foot off the gas.
"We keep getting the results, we've not always played really well but when you've got players like the guy next to me, he can win games on his own.
"The last couple of games have shown the quality that runs throughout the squad."
BOURNEMOUTH 0-4 LIVERPOOL STATS
BOURNEMOUTH 0-4 LIVERPOOL
FT: Liverpool simply didn't look back after breaking the deadlock through Mohamed Salah in the first half. They went through the gears, with Salah completing his hat-trick after a Steve Cook own goal.
The Reds have repeated the dose from last season and they move to the top of the Premier League, for the time being. Bournemouth remain seventh.
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90+2: Liverpool keep possession well and work the ball across the pitch before Fraser nips in. But he is soon crowded off the ball. Liverpool have been so good at winning possession back within seconds of losing it.
90: There will be five added minutes following on from that Lallana injury. He's set to return with a new shirt on. The medics have done a splendid job with that nasty cut.
89: The game continues with Liverpool down to 10 men as Lallana has gone off to get stitched up.
87: OUCH! Lallana is down after receiving a bang to the head from Lerma. There's plenty of blood pouring out of his head, so that will take a few minutes to treat.
85: WIDE! Damage limitation for Bournemouth now with Mings slotting in alongside Ake and Cook but Liverpool continue to come forward as Lallana wins a corner. Robertson's cross is headed wide by Wijnaldum.
83: SUBS! Liverpool make their final change as Jordan Henderson replaces Firmino. That means Salah will finish this game...
It's a double change for the Cherries as Diego Rico replaces Daniels and Tyrone Mings has come on in place of Stanislas.
80: OVER! Bournemouth will continue to come forward as Stanislas' attempts to thread a ball through is headed by Matip as far as Daniels, and the full-back fizzes his crisp left-foot drive a yard over Alisson's crossbar.
GOAL! BOURNEMOUTH 0-4 LIVERPOOL (Salah, 77)
Liverpool are 4-0 up as they were here a year ago, and it's Mohamed Salah completing his hat-trick.
Steve Cook is no match for him as a he loses the foot race and Salah rounds Begovic before leaving the Bosnian on the floor again and toe-poking his finish beyond Ake on the goal-line.
The last time Salah scored three, he scored four - against Watford in March. Over to you, Manchester City.
BOURNEMOUTH 0-3 LIVERPOOL
76: Alan Smith says: "There's a real focus to Liverpool's play. A concentration,and those Bournemouth lads will have known inside the first 15 minutes they were in for a really tough game."
74: OFFSIDE! Typically, when Bournemouth finally do find the net, the linesman has his flag up for offside.
It's the correct call as at least three players, including King is beyond the last defender when Surman dinks a pass over the top and the Norwegian fires past Alisson.
70: BOOKED! Fabinho is into referee Mason's book for a late challenge on Lerma, and from the ensuing free-kick, Alisson is forced into a good save high to his right from Stanislas.
GOAL! BOURNEMOUTH 0-3 LIVERPOOL (Cook OG, 68)
That just sums up Steve Cook's day. Liverpool build patiently down the right through Salah and the ball is worked inside to Fabinho.
The Brazilian sees Andrew Robertson bombing down the left, and the Scotsman's cross is delivered at pace... Cook dangles a leg out in a bid to clear but the ball comes off the inside of his heel and flies past Begovic.
Liverpool have their third goal to put this contest to bed.
BOURNEMOUTH 0-2 LIVERPOOL
66: There's been no let up from Liverpool in chasing down the ball but they have to defend a corner here, won well by Stanislas in the near corner. Fraser takes it but Wijnaldum does well to win it under pressure.
65: SUBS! Liverpool make a double change as Shaqiri is replaced by Mane and Naby Keita is replaced by Adam Lallana.
Lys Mousset has come on for David Brooks in Bournemouth's first change.
64: It's not quite show-boating time but this is very confident football from Liverpool, and from Shaqiri in particular as he cuts onto the ball and winds up a shot that is blocked by Ake. There's some tired Bournemouth legs out there.
LIVERPOOL'S CHRISTMAS PARTY
Gerard Brand at the Vitality: "The travelling Liverpool fans are having plenty of fun. They're going through their full back catalogue of songs, including an ode to 'Andy Robbo' and a rendition of 'Merry Christmas Everton'. Last week's result will live long in the memory, it seems.
"The Reds seem comfortable, but they've felt that here before and been bitten."
62: Milner's 500th Premier League game is going according to plan as he just allows a ball towards him drift out off his chest. Sadio Mane has returned to the bench after warming up.
You wonder if Salah will soon be withdrawn with Tuesday night's clash with Napoli in mind. Klopp will want a third goal before that, ideally.
58: Liverpool stream forward again and Salah is in the mood for a hat-trick, as Lerma produces an excellent challenge to thwart him from latching onto Robertson's cross.
They are nearly in again as Wijnaldum finds Shaqiri and his lofted dink into Salah does find the Egyptian in an offside position this time before he blasts over. It would've been some goal.
57: Liverpool hold firm as Van Dijk heads Daniels' cross only as far as Lerma, but the Colombian's speculative shot is then blocked by Keita.
Cook, incidentally, is determined to continue just when it seemed his race was run.
54: OUCH! Steve Cook is now down after kicking Salah in a challenge. He's in some discomfort but it was his mistake that led to Salah's second goal.
Cook in fact tried to take down Salah with a boot down the back of his Achilles but he managed to stay on his feet to finish.
53: CHANCE! It's a great chance for Josh King to halves the arrears as he goes to meet Charlie Daniels' cross but he seems to be in two minds, as he takes the ball away from Alisson expecting the contact and doesn't get his shot away.
51: Ake is down receiving a little bit of treatment now as he heads the back of Salah as he jumps for a ball. Nothing too severe and he's able to continue.
GOAL! BOURNEMOUTH 0-2 LIVERPOOL (Salah, 48)
Mohamed Salah is taking Liverpool a step closer to the top of the Premier League. Steve Cook's poor pass is pounced upon by Roberto Firmino, and he plays it into the path of Salah.
From then, it's all about the Egyptian as he runs at Nathan Ake, who backs away and invites the shot.
It duly comes, and the ball takes a slight deflection off the Bournemouth defender on its way to nestling in Begovic's bottom left corner. Liverpool in control now.
BOURNEMOUTH 0-1 LIVERPOOL
47: Avoiding defeat today would match Liverpool's longest Premier League unbeaten run of 16 games. No changes at the break but Jordon Ibe was warming up and looks like it won't be long before he enters the pitch against his former club.
HOME FANS UNHAPPY
Gerard Brand at the Vitality: "The linesman who allowed Salah's opener is getting some stick from the Bournemouth fans. He is roundly jeered as the teams and officials enter the pitch for the second half."
46: Liverpool get this second period up and running. The players went off to jeers at the interval with the Bournemouth fans clearly aware the Salah goal should not have stood.
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'SALAH IS ALWAYS ON THE MOVE'
The game's major talking point has been discussed in the Sky Sports studio.
Jamie Redknapp said: "You can see Salah is in an offside position and the linesman should see that. The ball definitely moves. It swerves around the defender, but he was in an offside position.
Souness added: "Salah is always on the move, he's never on his heels. Liverpool have been fabulous and I've been disappointed with Bournemouth.
"They've been passive and they need to set themselves further up the pitch. They'll be disappointed with how they've not performed in those first 45 minutes."
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HT: As Jurgen Klopp would say, "That's how it is". Liverpool lead at the break and in fortuitous circumstances through Mohamed Salah, who was in an offside position in the build-up to his opener. Klopp's men are currently heading to the Premier League summit.
45+1: Alan Smith says: "Liverpool have played within themselves to a certain extent. They've come and played when they've had to, but we've not seen them firing on all cylinders again."
45: The fourth official has indicated there will be a minimum of two minutes of stoppage time.
43: The wind is causing havoc out there as Milner tries to switch play, but the ball hangs in the air before landing loose inside the Liverpool area. King goes to win it, but Alisson comes racing out and leads with his knee before heading away the danger.
The Norwegian is down inside the box, but only for a short period. You often see goalkeepers do that, and rarely are they punished.
40: This is a good battle between the two sides and they're both also battling the conditions as King cuts in from the right and tries to bend a shot in at the far post that is drifting wide but Robertson takes no chances and decides to put his head on the ball.
Liverpool scramble it clear. It's they who want the half-time whistle now.
37: Bournemouth have battled back into this as Liverpool are careful not to concede a penalty with Francis and Brooks combining inside the box.
The ensuing shot from Surman deflects behind for another corner, and Alisson does well to punch clear from Fraser's wicked inswinger.
35: Liverpool survive a couple of quick corners from the hosts. In the second of those, Fraser works the ball short and swings in the delivery.
The ball hangs in the swirling wind and it's a half chance for Ake at the far post but he doesn't connect properly and the ball drifts behind for a goal-kick.
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