Liverpool FC owner’s wife salutes Mo Salah after his hat-trick

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool, now enjoying their best start to a domestic season having accrued 42 points from their opening 16 games, moved top of the Premier League with the victory, one point ahead of Manchester City who face Chelsea later on Saturday.

He gave Liverpool a first-half lead after Asmir Begovic could only parry Roberto Firmino's strike into this path.

Indeed, his opener was his 40th goal in his 52nd league appearance for Liverpool, the fastest a player has ever reached that milestone in a Reds shirt.

Both Bournemouth and Liverpool are coming off impressive wins midweek.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Klopp admitted that he could see little room for improvement in his side's second-half display, though he stressed that they took time to find their "rhythm" before the break.

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. Striker Callum Wilson scored his eighth goal of the campaign, which ties him for third in the league.

Salah's second came after a mazy run which saw Steve Cook try to foul the forward in the build up only for Salah to shrug off the challenge and finish neatly into the bottom right corner.

Following his hattrick, Salah moved top of the Premier League scoring charts with ten goals, level with Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who will play against Huddersfield later on Saturday.

They lie in wait of Manchester City's result later in the day, before then turning their attention to Tuesday's huge fixture at Anfield against Carlo Ancelotti's side. Andy Robertson however should return, and Sadio Mane has a good chance of playing.

They play a high intensity, passing game, and with Liverpool's injury list growing, balancing out squad rotation while continuing to remain on the coattails of Man City will be hard.

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