Mohamed Salah nets hat-trick as Liverpool thrash Bournemouth

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If there was any doubt as to whether Mohamed Salah was a one season wonder or not, the Egyptian forward did his best to dispel any of that speculation at the Vitality Stadium in Saturday's early kickoff.

During his Premier League career, he has played for Liverpool (111 games) Manchester City (147), Aston Villa (100), Newcastle United (94) and Leeds United (48).

After a relatively slow start to the campaign, Salah is now scoring at a similar rate to last season.

Like many Premier League clubs, Bournemouth have benefited from television money and generous owners to the point where they can spend £20m on Nathan Ake, have Jermain Defoe as their highest-paid player and be rated as the 28th richest football club in the world, according to Deloitte. He did his best work after the game, however, refusing the man of the match award and instead giving it to James Milner to honour the Englishman's 500th game. It remains to be seen whether Salah can be the hero at Anfield once more. There are others who, if they have not had a good game, I'll ignore and speak to another day.

For the most part, Cook has been good in England's top flight, but every now and again - such as today against Liverpool - you're reminded of his humble origins.

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The Egyptian opened his account midway through the first half, netting the rebound after Asmir Begovic parried Roberto Firmino's fierce shot. Eddie Howe will be seething at the linesman's failure to flag Salah as he ran in to score with replays showing his shoulder was offside. The Bournemouth defence backed off as Salah ran at them and fired home a low shot into the net.

Keita was excellent against Bournemouth; finally getting a start and showing his abundant quality from the first whistle right up to his substitution on 65 minutes. Jurgen Klopp has taken his time with the Guinean and it may well pay off spectacularly.

From Chelsea's first corner on 78 minutes, Luiz headed home the second goal. They want to become the "best of the rest" - the strongest team outside of the seemingly unbreakable "Big Six" - but to do that they have to beat one of them at some point.

Moreover they need to cope with expectations of the media and fans; because they were so sumptuously special last season that we need more of that this season.

It was a splendid afternoon for Liverpool's James Milner to celebrate becoming only the 13th player to make 500 top-flight appearances in the Premier League era.

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