Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Salah, Mane fire Klopp's men back to summit of EPL log

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Salah, Mane fire Klopp's men back to summit of EPL log

- Liverpool vs Bournemouth Premier League clash ended with the Reds returning back to the summit of the league table

- Salah, Mane and Wijnaldum all scored a goal each within regulation period to claim all three points at the end of the meeting

- Liverpool welcome Bayern Munich to Anfield on Tuesday for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League clash

Liverpool reclaim the top spot on the Premier League table following their 3-0 win over struggling Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday.

The victory ensured the Reds bounced back to winning ways having faltered in their last two EPL matches against Leicester and West Ham United.

Senegal international Sadio Mane headed the hosts in front in the 24th minute of the meeting after connecting with James Milner's cross from the right flank of the pitch.

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Although, the visitors protested that Mane was offside but the referee pointed to the center regardless to ensure Liverpool took the lead earlier in the game.

Georginio Wijnaldum made it two for last season's Champions League finalists with an incredible strike in the 35th minute.

Jurgen Klopp's men in cruise control of the match tried scoring the third before the end of the first half but they just could not find the back of the net afterwards.

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Barely three minutes after returning to the pitch for the remainder of the game, Mohamed Salah picked up Roberto Firmino's back hill pass and fired a curvy ball to the other end of the post.

The Egyptian had another shot on target in the 75th minute but was denied by the woodwork as they finished with three goals and three points.

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And they head into their Champions League clash against Bayern Munich next week on the back of their Premier League triumph this weekend.

Both sides faceoff in the first leg of their round of 16 meeting at Anfield on February 12 before returning to the Allianz Arena next month for the second leg.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool were held to 1-1 draw by Leicester City in their EPL clash at Anfield.

A goal each from Sadio Mane and Harry Maguire ensured both sides shared the spoils after regulation period.

The match was also the battle of the midfield between Naby Keita and Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi who was superb for Leicester City.

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