Mohamed Salah and Liverpool sweep aside Bournemouth to reclaim top spot

09 February 2019 04:58
Liverpool did not fluff their lines a third time. They returned to the top of the league with a slick and stylish victory that showcased the attacking talent they have at their disposal and made a useful dent in the goal-difference advantage Manchester City presently hold. City can regain the leadership by beating Chelsea on Sunday but Liverpool will then have a game in hand, a rest until the Champions League resumes with the visit of Bayern Munich and the knowledge that they can still overwhelm opponents when the need arises.Bournemouth may not be the toughest of challenges away from home, but after the points recently dropped most Liverpool fans would have greeted any sort of win with relief. The results are all that really count at this stage of the title race, and Liverpool know that if they keep winning there is nothing City can do, though this was a comfortable and controlled performance that could have produced a more emphatic scoreline and suggested plenty left in reserve. Just about the only disappointment for Jürgen Klopp and his players was a succession of missed chances at the end. With a little more composure in front of goal Liverpool could practically have wiped out the goal-difference deficit, and what a statement of intent that would have been. Related: Pogba drives Manchester United into top four as Fulham fans rail at Ranieri Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian