Liverpool's victory owed as much to their now customary defensive stability as it did the predatory instincts of Mohamed Salah, who struck either side of half time.
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. Kickoff from Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. ET.More news: 2-year-old cancer patient center of worldwide search for blood donors
He wasn't finished just yet as he topped off his afternoon with an outrageous goal where he toyed with the Bournemouth defence and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
Salah's second arrived three minutes after the re-start when he was fed by Firmino, managed to remain on his feet despite a cynical attempted foul by Steve Cook, and steered his shot into the far corner via a slight Nathan Ake deflection.More news: Airplane skids off runway while trying to land in heavy rain
Despite it clearly hurting him, Salah stayed on his feet and made it 2-0.
Liverpool fans will now temporarily become Chelsea fans as they hope Pep Guardiola's side will drop points at Stamford Bridge.More news: 'very strong signals' that China is ready for a trade deal
Liverpool now face a must-win Champions League game against Napoli mid-week, which will make or break their hopes in the competition that they went all the way to the final in last season.
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