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Jack Skelton

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  1. Farewell

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    That's it for this live text, thanks for joining. But that's not it for today...

    Tottenham against Manchester City is under way here.

    The report of Liverpool's comfortable win over Bournemouth is here.

    Wolves have been promoted from the Championship.

    Barcelona set a new La Liga record, beating Valencia to extended their unbeaten league run to 39 matches.

    Tiger Roll won the Aintree Grand National in a photo finish after holding off a late surge by Pleasant Company.

    And look out for plenty more on all of today's Premier League football here.

    Catch you next time.

  2. 'He's a good package'

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    Liverpool

    More from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Mohamed Salah: "There is still work to do but what a season so far. Last year we were all excited about [signing him] and there was a point we were convinced. There is this last question if you don't play in England you can't say yes because it is more physical, but there was a point when we said yes he is kind of smart but he doesn't need to look like a bodybuilder, he is a good package."

  3. 'We need to mix it up'

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    Liverpool

    More from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, on Mohamed Salah's fantastic season: "Maybe at the beginning some people were surprised but you see in every situation his threat. Now he has to mix it up, everyone wishes for him he will be top scorer but a lot of times we are in a position shooting and they cannot always give the ball to him. So we can still improve in this situation to use his threat and pass the ball somewhere else."

  4. Thirty goals and counting...

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

  5. 'Deserved'

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    Liverpool

    More from Klopp: "It was just mature and good football. When we lost the ball we were like lions, coming back with counter pressing, that obviously makes life uncomfortable for the other side. There were chances we didn't score but we knew we had to stay concentrated, I thought it was very deserved, the last 15 minutes someone took the key to the powerhouse out - the players all felt the intensity of the last few days and lost the game a little bit. We didn't control it, but then we scored a third and game over."

  6. 'Exceptional'

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    Liverpool

    More from Klopp: "The way they did it was really impressive to be honest, controlling over 70 minutes in a way that is exceptional actually. We scored one but had chance after chance with really good football against a side full of confidence, good footballers, quick on the counter attack, which makes your life really uncomfortable."

  7. 'Very, very, very important'

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, speaking to BBC Sport: "A good performance, and very, very, very, very important after an outstanding week when everyone has been saying how good, you are into the semi-finals. Today it felt like a parade with people in their cars using the horn, wow! What happened? But we have to stay angry, we play Bournemouth, the rest was a few days ago and I said a few times our whole lives is Champions League qualification, so these games are all so important."

  8. Match stats

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 19 Premier League home games (W12 D7), the longest current run in the division, and the Reds’ longest run since August 2009 (31 games).
    • Bournemouth have enjoyed just one win in their last 11 Premier League away games, drawing six and losing four.
    • Sadio Mane is now the outright top scoring Senegalese player in Premier League history, scoring 44 goals in the competition and eclipsing Demba Ba (43).
    • Mohamed Salah is the eighth different player to score 30+ goals in a single Premier League season – he’s also the first African to do so.
    • Salah is also only the third different player in Liverpool history to score 40+ goals in all competitions in a single season, after Roger Hunt (1961-62) and Ian Rush (1983-84 and 1986-87).
  9. 'I really like the Ox'

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    Liverpool

    Klopp tells BT Sport he's not sure about the decision to name Alexander-Arnold man of the match:

    "What a week for Trent Alexander-Arnold. Not long ago he needed a rest after a Premier League game. But now Joe Gomez is out he's playing every game.

    "I'm not sure he's man of the match though - I really liked Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's performance. He looks like a proper midfield player, using his speed and skill in the right moments."

  10. Post update

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    Liverpool

    More from Klopp, on BT Sport: "It's a challenge for the boys, Mohamed Salah as well, to stay cool and do the right thing in the right moment. He could've passed at a couple of moments. But they are human and that's normal.

    "There were a few pieces of football that were really good. We gave one or two chances away in the final few minutes and if you give one away it could be a different game. But mostly we controlled it and did really well.

    "We have to fight until the end of the season and see where it gets us."

  11. Post update

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    Liverpool

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, speaking to BT Sport: "The boys did fantastic. It was a brilliant game. Bournemouth are confident and usually play more football than they could today because our pressing was outstanding.

    "We scored fantastic goals, although it took a bit too long for the second but we second fantastic goals. The last 10-15 minutes was intense but it was the perfect manner to play this game."

  12. 'We learned a lot'

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, speaking to BBC Sport:

    "We played a very good team today, one of the best in Europe and they are showing that. It was a tough test, we learned a lot. At half-time we were in the game but their second goal came out of the blue, the ball from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah's header were unbelievable, we were kicking ourselves really because we always believed we could come back if there was one goal in it. That is the individual quality they possess, you won't see a better goal than this weekend, a real team goal.

    "It gave us mountain to climb, we had chances after that, didn't take them and the third goal I though was unfair on us. We wanted to stay in the game and have a go at them late in the match, at 2-0 that is a lot more difficult. I was pleased there were signs we could compete but it came too late. We will go away and analyse this and find a way to do better next time."

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    Johann: Liverpool showing their defensive frailties again. Allowing Bournemouth to have a shot on target.

    Tom: A year ago we might have lost that game. Six months ago it might have been a draw. Now, it's basically a training exercise. Calm, measured, confident. Klopp has made such an improvement to the team this year - beautiful football.

  14. 'Hopefully Mo will keep Harry away'

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    Liverpool

    Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, speaking to BT Sport: "We knew Bournemouth would make it difficult but we could have had a few more in the first half, I thought we dominated the game.

    "Mo Salah has been brilliant. He just has to keep it going. His work rate, he is such a big player for us, hopefully he can keep scoring for us, he can keep Harry Kane away and win the Golden Boot."

  15. 'Wonderful team performance'

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    Alan Kennedy

    Former Liverpool left-back on BBC Radio Merseyside

    Without doubt a great result and a great performance. The fans wanted more goals, they got three and it was a wonderful team performance.

    Bournemouth matched Liverpool in spells but they don't have the quality of Salah, Firmino and Mane. But they can be proud going back to the south coast.

    Mo Salah and Jurgen Klopp
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    Ben Clarkson: Arsene Wenger could've had a world-beater on his hands if he'd used Oxlade-Chamberlain properly. What a player he's finally becoming.

    Reece Young: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has put on an absolute clinic on how to play central midfield today. He has been perfect. Don't remember him ever giving the ball away. Well played.

    Ahmed Ahsour: Mo Salah’s goal reminded me of that crazy header by Robin van Persie in the World Cup.

  17. FULL-TIME

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    Fittingly, Liverpool are on the attack and causing Bournemouth problems when Chris Kavanagh blows the final whistle.

    Job done for the hosts, an impressive showing after their midweek Champions League triumph.

    Very ho-hum from Bournemouth, they were never really let into the game.

  18. Post update

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    The red sea surges forward on the counter as Bournemouth are caught behind the ball.

    Liverpool work it to Andrew Robertson but the left-back blasts it over.

  19. 'A clever finish'

    Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

    Alan Kennedy

    Former Liverpool left-back on BBC Radio Merseyside

    Wonderful play.

    Oxlade Chamberlain has been terrific, running all the time, this time he finds Firmino, he cuts inside, beats the defender, wrong-foots Asmir Begovic with a clever finish and all of a sudden it is 3-0.