Indeed, his opener was his 40th goal in his 52nd league appearance for Liverpool, the fastest a player has ever reached that milestone in a Reds shirt.
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The Egyptian scored a ridiculous 44 goals during his debut campaign at Liverpool last season but started this campaign off slightly slower by those standards. The third goal as well, how we set it up, that was good.
The forward ran through on goal after another error from Cook as he rounded Begovic, not once but twice, before keeping his composure and prodding the ball home past Nathan Ake.
Following his hattrick, Salah moved top of the Premier League scoring charts with ten goals, level with Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who will play against Huddersfield later on Saturday.
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Graeme Souness feels Bournemouth played into Liverpool's hands with the manner in which they approach the game, but he believes his former club can't afford to take their foot off the gas.
Milner was named as the Reds' right-back for the clash at Dean Court, with Jurgen Klopp having chosen to bench his only fit orthodox right-back in Trent Alexander-Arnold ahead of Tuesday's Champions League match-up with Napoli at Anfield.