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Salah hat-trick puts Liverpool top of league


Liverpool went to the top of the Premier League table after a resounding 4-0 victory away at Bournemouth.

The Reds took 25 minutes to break the deadlock, but there was more than a hint of offside about the goal. Roberto Firmino’s 25 yard strike was too hot for Asmir Begovic to handle, and Mohamed Salah was there to pounce on the rebound. The Egyptian appeared to be in an offside position when the initial shot was taken, however.

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Despite their dominance during the first half, the Reds only led by one goal when the sides went in for half time.

Liverpool needed just two minutes of the second half to extend their lead, Firmino was instrumental once again, winning the ball back in Bournemouth’s half and releasing Salah. The forward ran at Nathan Ake and drove a shot across Begovic into the bottom corner.

The away side put the game beyond doubt in the 67th minute, an Andrew Robertson cross was comically turned into his own net by Steve Cook to put the Reds 3-0 up. Salah put the icing on the cake just ten minutes later to complete his hat trick.