3 things that went right for Liverpool against Bournemouth
Just days after stunningly knocking Manchester City out of the UEFA Champions League on the back of a final 5-1 result over two legs, Liverpool proved that they had no intention of taking the Premier League for granted.
Pitted against Bournemouth for the Matchday 34 clash, the Merseysiders played host to Eddie Howe's side, who were eventually handed a 3-0 beating they will go on to remember for a while to come.
Liverpool's terrific trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino made their mark on the scoresheet, with Mane getting the Reds off to a flyer by netting as early as the 7th minute.
Maverick Mo Salah then did his thing as he effortlessly headed one past Asmir Begovic in the 69th minute. Firmino soon added icing to the cake as he too beat Begovic to find the back of the net in the dying minutes of the game.
The Cherries were outplayed in almost every department and had few solutions to offer against a characteristically blistering Liverpool side.
On that note, here is a look at 3 things that went right for Liverpool against Bournemouth:
#3 Momentum maintained
Ever since they were unceremoniously knocked out of the FA Cup after a 2-3 defeat in the 4th round at the hands of West Brom towards the end of January, Liverpool have consistently been firing on all cylinders, wiping out teams that have stood in their way, including the seemingly infallible Manchester City. Twice. Oh, and they beat City once before that as well.
Since the defeat to West Brom, the Reds have played 14 matches in all competitions, winning 10, drawing 3, and losing just 1 - to Manchester United in March. In the same time period, the Merseysiders have scored an astonishing total of 34 goals, conceding just 7.
Now, these 14 games have included opponents like both Manchester clubs, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton, in case you were going to rebuke me. Jurgen Klopp's side seem to have to hit the perfect groove and look simply unstoppable.
Beating Manchester City 5-1 over two legs is no small feat and it's bound to have ejected Liverpool with plenty of confidence, but for a side known to often waste momentum, losing to smaller teams after beating bigger ones in the past, Jurgen Klopp's men did rather well last night to keep the flame burning bright.