Mohamed Salah‘s hat-trick has helped Liverpool equal their club-record run of 17 unbeaten Premier League matches with a 4-0 win at Bournemouth.
Mo Salah's second goal proved a study in perseverance over play-acting, the 26-year-old refusing to go down under a naughty challenge from Steve Cook – before drilling home in style.
The beaten Cook stepped his studs on Salah's Achilles in a clear act of desperation, but not even that foul could deny the Liverpool hitman.
Liverpool's Premier League run without defeat includes the 4-0 home win over Brighton that concluded last season.
Liverpool punished Bournemouth's early sluggishness when Salah tucked home from Roberto Firmino's spilt shot, but replays confirmed the Egypt hitman was offside.
Liverpool killed any hope of a home recovery straight after the break though, the merciless Salah shaking off that crude challenge from Cook before angling home in style.
Salah then sealed his fine hat-trick, Cook slipping in confusion with the Egypt striker turning Begovic inside and out before tapping home.
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