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Liverpool 4-0 Bournemouth player ratings, stats and reaction: Coutinho and Salah magnificent as Reds run riot

Liverpool ran riot over Bournemouth during a 4-0 win today with Philippe Coutinho and Mohammed Salah both staring.

The floodgates opened on the 20th minute for the Reds when Philippe Coutinho registered an impressive solo effort to put Jurgen Klopp’s side ahead.

Dejan Lovren then added a second just six minutes later before Mohammed Salah registered his 20th goal of the season for Liverpool in all competitions with just one minute remaining in the first-half.

Philippe Coutinho then turned provider in the second-half after opening the scoring in the first. The Brazilian playmaker found his national teammate Roberto Firmino in the 66th minute with a superb cross as Liverpool added to Bournemouth’s already growing misery.

The win sees Liverpool jump above Arsenal into the top three with the Reds picking up their ninth win of the season.

Man of the match

Philippe Coutinho’s goal today was a superb individual effort and one that embodied his entire performance. The Brazilian glided past Bournemouth defenders as if they didn’t exist before slotting the ball past Asmir Begovic.

The star then turned provider in the second-half with his vision and creativity producing a number of chances for the Reds including an assist for Roberto Firmino’s goal.

A masterclass from the little number ten!

Flop of the match

Nathan Ake’s afternoon got off to a bad start with the Dutchman picking up a yellow card after just ten minutes. The youngster then struggled throughout to cope with the pace and movement of Liverpool’s front three and looked helpless throughout. Certainly one to forget for Ake.

Stat of the match

What a signing!

Player Ratings

Bournemouth: Begovic 5, Smith 5, Francis 5, Ake 4, Daniels 4, Ibe 6, Cook, King 4, Surman 5, Pugh 4, Defoe 6.
Subs: Cook 6, Fraser 5, Stanislas 5.

Liverpool: Mignolet 6, Gomez 6, Lovren 7, Klaven 6, Robertson 6, Henderson 6, Wijnaldum 6, Oxlade-Chamberlain 7, Coutinho 9, Salah 8, Firmino 8.
Subs: Lallana 5, Ings n/a, Solanke 6.

Reaction

Plenty of praise for Salah and Coutinho. Even Liverpool legend John Arne Riise couldn’t help but get involved…

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