Jurgen Klopp hails Salah and Oxlade-Chamberlain after Bournemouth win

Captain Jordan Henderson has to sit out the second leg due to a UEFA suspension

Captain Jordan Henderson has to sit out the second leg due to a UEFA suspension

- Salah is also only the third different player in Liverpool history to score 40-plus goals in all competitions in a single season, after Roger Hunt (1961-62) and Ian Rush (1983-84 and 1986-87).

And Mane who opened the scoring before Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino added the remaining has disclosed how the German tactician got them psyched up for another impressive display.

Salah, the first African player to hit 30 English Premier League goals in a season, now has Ian Rush's record of 47 goals for Liverpool in a season firmly in his sights.

Juergen Klopp's third-place side has a 10-point cushion over fifth-place Chelsea.

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.

Klopp acknowledged on Friday the forthcoming tie with Roma would be at the forefront of fans' minds, but his immediate priority of securing a top-four league finish was evident by the fact he made just one change to his team. Jordan Henderson, who missed the game through suspension, replaced James Milner - but apart from that it was the same XI. Although the Senegalese's header was saved by Asmir Begovic, the ball came back to him to stick away the rebound.

It continued to be one-way traffic in the opening 45 minutes and Begovic denied both Alexander-Arnold and Salah before Bournemouth finally threatened.

However, the gamble for Jurgen Klopp has already paid off, and its not even at the end of his first season at the club.

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool's clash with Bournemouth represented the ideal way to wind down from their midweek Champions League exploits.

"He is not distracted or whatever about the golden boot; he wants to have it like he wants us to be successful".

It's gone from being a weak part of the side to one of its strengths and the signing of Virgil van Dijk has played a massive part in that.

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