Salah scores 40th goal of the season as Liverpool see off Bournemouth

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Liverpool can effectively seal a place in the top four by beating Bournemouth at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday. The Reds will enter the fixture after a successful midweek where they not only won the quarterfinal tie against Manchester City but also beat them at the Etihad to hand them their third defeat in as many games.

"A good performance, and very, very, very, very important after an outstanding week when everyone has been saying how good, you are into the semi-final", Klopp told BBC Sport.

Mohamed Salah is in the middle of the most prolific scoring season by a Liverpool player since the heyday of Ian Rush.

The former Roma player was looking to score his 30th league goal this season when Eddie Howe's side came to town.

But the Liverpool manager insists Roma will present a formidable barrier to his team's bid to reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2007.

"We didn't control it, but then we scored a third and game over".

Mane continued: "It was not an easy week for us because it was too close to play each game but as professionals we tried to do it and everything [went] well". With some of their front players' movements, their whole team really did function very well.

Liverpool now sit in third spot in the league standings, level on 67 points with fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who along with fifth-placed Chelsea, have a game in hand over the Reds.

Mohamed Salah made history sandwiched between Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino as Liverpool's trident delivered a 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday.

Firmino somehow failed to add his name to the scoresheet shortly afterwards when he rounded Begovic and could not finish, but he got his goal in the closing stages, squeezing a low effort in between goalkeeper and post.

"We played well today and created many chances, scored three goals and it was well deserved".

"It was good that we kept a clean sheet, with the little bit of luck you always need".

The home side and Salah were not to be denied eight minutes later.

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