The best of the photos from Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

14 April 2018

Liverpool cruised to a 3-0 win over Bournemouth with a dominant performance at Anfield to move one step closer to a top-four finish.


Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

Premier League, Anfield
April 14, 2018

Goals: Mane 7’, Salah 68’, Firmino 90’


Returning to Anfield in buoyant mood and brimming with confidence, the Reds hosted the Cherries looking for another important three points in the top-four race.

And a fantastic display at both ends and goals from the lethal trio ensured the rewards arrived, with Liverpool easing to victory against Eddie Howe’s side.

Ahead of kickoff there was a minute’s applause as Anfield paused to mark the 29th anniversary—which comes on Sunday—and pay respects to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 14, 2018: Liverpool players stand for a moment's applauds to remember the victims of the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster a day before the 29th anniversary during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

A special “96” mosaic was also displayed on the Kop as Anfield remembered after a heartfelt rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone.

29th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster ( David Blunsden/Imago/PA Images)

The Reds were brimming with confidence were ahead on seven minutes, Sadio Mane converting on the rebound for his 10th Premier League goal of the season to become the record Senegalese scorer in history.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 14, 2018: Liverpool players celebrate the first goal scored by Sadio Mane [hidden] and AFC Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser looks dejected during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

There was no sign of a European hangover as Klopp’s side dominated, with Trent Alexander-Arnold particularly impressive as a marauding outlet from right-back.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 14, 2018: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Virgil van Dijk oozed class and control at the back and all that was missing from a fine performance was a second goal.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 14, 2018: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

The moment finally arrived and it was a magic one for the majestic Mohamed Salah.

From an excellent Alexander-Arnold cross, the Egyptian King produced a superb header to become just the third player in Anfield history to score 40 goals in a season, joining legendary duo Roger Hunt and Ian Rush.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 14, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 14, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (right) celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mates Sadio Mane (centre) and Roberto Firmino (left) during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Roberto Firmino got in on the act in the final minute, giving Asmir Begovic the eyes and firing in a clever finish to complete the scoring and join his partners-in-crime on the scoresheet.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

The feel-good factor was in full flow at Anfield as a fantastic season rolls on.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 14, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the third goal with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

It was a great three points and one that leaves Klopp’s men on the cusp of a top-four spot, with a 10-point gap on fifth-placed Chelsea with four games to go.

After a hectic period the Reds now enjoy a full week to reflect, recover and prepare for the trip to all-but-relegated West Brom next Sunday.

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