With Champions League advancement dominating the week, Liverpool refocused on the league and ensured that Bournemouth received an inhospitable visit to Merseyside. The Reds retained their rhythm and relentlessness dispatching the Cherries 3-0 at Anfield.
There was no relaxation with the Reds still needing to secure their top four credentials, despite the European semi-final that awaits just 10 days away. Bournemouth has been a bit of a bogey team in recent years but no one would have known. Liverpool dominated from the start and made it count.
An early goal from Sadio Mané made sure that Bournemouth knew what kind of afternoon it would be. For the seventh time this season all three front men scored as the Reds ran rampant.
After the break, Mo Salah would garner his 40th finish of the campaign. Even on a day when he may not have been at his finest, the Egyptian looped a header home. It was his 30th in the league and he looks all but certain to land the golden boot in what has to be the greatest debut season by some distance. He continues to put himself in rare company. He joins only Liverpool legend Roger Hunt and Ian Rush as the only Reds to eclipse 40. Plus, he is the first Premier League player to reach 40 goals in all competitions in 10 years.
To add to the festivities Roberto Firmino finished one in the dying minutes his 15th in the league and 25th in all competitions. The Brazilian’s brilliant season has only been overshadowed by his wingman on the right. Best of all, this goal recommenced the kung-fu kick celebrations.
Here are four findings from the match.