Salah's goal, his 30th in the division, not only furthered his individual case to beat Harry Kane in the golden boot race, but also strengthened Liverpool's grip on a top-four finish as they re-established their 10-point cushion over fifth-placed Chelsea.
There won't be a single Liverpool fan who hasn't fallen head over heels in love with Mo Salah this season but much like anyone in love the Egyptian still managed to annoy some fans during the Bournemouth game. If you had a choice between the Champions League and [honours like the Golden Boot] then of course the Champions League. "I'm sure he'll keep doing that for the rest of the season".
Having sealed their progression to the Champions League semi-finals after beating champions-elect Manchester City at the Etihad, there may have been slight concerns that the Reds were still revelling from that brilliant night in Manchester just a few days before. "Hopefully [it is] not too serious, of course, but I can not say more now". But Klopp warned: 'I don't just want to be the entertainer.
"It is intense until the end [but] the boys are ready for it".
Liverpool had little trouble in easing past Eddie Howe's Bournemouth with goals from their front trio on Saturday. "When we lost the ball we were like lions, coming back with counter pressing, that obviously makes life uncomfortable for the other side", said Klopp, whose side have now scored 78 league goals this season.
It was comfortable day for the Reds at Anfield with Sadio Mane opening the scoring early on before Salah doubled the advantage midway through the second half.
There was still time for Roberto Firmino to add to Liverpool's tally with a late third goal, cutting in from the left and firing a low right-footer past Begovic after collecting a pass from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. "We have to fight until the end of the season and see where it gets us". His header was initially stopped by Begovic but he didn't need more than the second opportunity as he smashed into the net. "My own personal pride will try to drive the players to maximise every game".