More recently, Liverpool won both Premier League encounters with Bournemouth comfortably, but seem unlikely to have it all their own way this afternoon against an attractive, attacking side that has turned plenty of heads this season. Eddie Howe will be seething at the linesman's failure to flag Salah as he ran in to score with replays showing his shoulder was offside.
Klopp confirmed Mane is now back running again but does not expect to have the player available for the Premier League fixture this weekend. "I have to congratulate him on an unbelievable career - he deserves this today", Salah told Milner on Sky Sports.
'Callum has a slight hamstring issue, we don't think it's too serious, he's had a scan but of course he didn't make today and we'll wait and see whether he's back next week, ' Howe said before the match.
In his post-match interview Salah, standing alongside teammate James Milner, was handed the Man of the Match award following his scintillating individual display at the Vitality Stadium.
"The first one is a foul actually, but he wants to score the goal so stands on his feet and scores it".
Liverpool's two-goal cushion saw them take complete control of the contest, though, and they added a third in fortuitous circumstances with just over 20 minutes remaining when Cook spectacularly backheeled the ball into his own net from Robertson's testing cross.
Every celebration was very low-key from the Liverpool No.11, in particular the second goal he scored in the 48th minute. I know expectations of me are very high but the most important... I enjoyed the last one the most. I don't know in the moment a lot of players who would have scored these two goals. Not the most impressive finish, but surprising.
Praise poured in for Salah's actions on and off the pitch, with social media users hailing him as "pure class." . This league is so hard to play in, but 42 points I usually had in April and now it is December.
But while the result allowed him to relish his achievement, the No. 7 was quick to stress that the Reds need to keep momentum going with clashes at home to Napoli and Man United to follow in the next week.