He then showed why he has been so unstoppable since arriving at Anfield as he conjured up a glancing header past Begovic with his back to goal from Trent Alexander-Arnold's searching pass.
There were a few moments against Bournemouth when Salah looked preoccupied by getting to 40 goals, but he made no apology as he wants to outgun Tottenham's Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot.
And just before the final whistle Bobby Firmino got another deserved goal in a sensational season for the Brazilian when Oxlade-Chamberlain played in his teammate.
"Each goal for me, or for anyone else, is to try to help the team".
I have no doubt; (it's) the Champions League.
Klopp's side, meanwhile, are enjoying a 10-point margin over the fifth-placed reigning Premier League champions as they continue to sit third in the table. I don't care about the rest.
Mohamed Salah's goal against Manchester City has been named Uefa Champions League Goal of the Week for the quarter-final round.
Mido hailed Salah as Egypt's greatest ever player and urged his compatriot to jump at the chance to move to Madrid if the Spanish giants make a bid for him at the end of the season.
"When I was young I did not get any advice, and this would come to hurt me later on", the former Egypt worldwide said.
"Of course (the golden boot) is in my mind".
"Hopefully it's not too serious, but I can not say more about that now". "If it was me and I touched the ball I would try and claim it as well". I have seen the boys looking for Mo but we have to mix it up a little bit.
"I am happy to have this feeling".