Liverpool made light work of Bournemouth at Anfield, fresh on the back of their European exploits earlier in the week.

Having sealed their progression to the Champions League semi-finals after beating champions-elect Manchester City at the Etihad, there may have been slight concerns that the Reds were still revelling from that brilliant night in Manchester just a few days before.

But Jurgen Klopp’s side didn’t appear to be in any mood to offer anything to Bournemouth – starting as the dominant side, which set the precedent for a comfortable 90 minutes for the hosts.

Sadio Mane gave them a deserved lead after just seven minutes – after his header was saved by Asmir Begovic in the Bournemouth goal, the Senegalese was alert to tap home for the opener.

It was essentially more of the same throughout the rest of the half; Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold all came close to doubling Liverpool’s lead.

The second did eventually though in the second half – the latter whipped in a ball which fell invitingly on Salah’s head. Effortlessly, without even looking at the goal almost, he headed past Begovic to all but seal the game.

And the cherry on the icing was duly provided in added time, when Roberto Firmino’s low effort powerfully nestled in the bottom corner to make it 3-0 to the hosts and compound Bournemouth’s misery.

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