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Klopp hails ‘very important’ Salah after Bournemouth win

Jurgen Klopp has described Mo Salah’s performance against Bournemouth as ‘brilliant’, saying that his hat-trick heroics were ‘very important’ for Liverpool.

Liverpool moved to the top of the Premier League thanks to a hugely impressive 4-0 win over Bournemouth, with Mohamed Salah taking centre-stage with a fine hat-trick.

It signalled a return to form for the Egyptian, who had so far not quite hit the incredible standards that he set for himself last season when he scored 32 goals in the Premier League.

However, after watching his star man score three goals, Jurgen Klopp was keen to lavish praise on the former Roma forward.

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“It is clear that everyone knows about the quality of Bournemouth. We had to keep the ball and win the ball back as quickly as possible. We did both very often but not always as they had their moments too, of course,” Klopp told BBC’s MOTD.

“I don’t know if it was offside, I’ve not watched it back but we improved in the second half and controlled the game. It was really nice. Mo Salah scores that goal [the second one] and I don’t think many do in that situation.

“The third goal was again brilliant. It is really cool and it helps of course! We played nice football and the players we brought on did really well.

“The whole game was brilliant from him [Salah] today – not only the goals. He wanted to help with runs in behind and him scoring three goals is big for him and very important for us.”

Salah’s hat-trick takes him to 10 league goals this season.

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