Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Liverpool - Premier League - 8 December 2018

Liverpool - Premier League - 8 December 2018

Jurgen Klopp's side went into the game just two points behind Manchester City, with City travelling to Chelsea on Saturday evening.

The Liverpool manager defended Sturridge after Dyche, his Burnley counterpart, had claimed the striker dived during the match at Turf Moor on Wednesday. Kickoff from Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. ET.

Salah's second arrived three minutes after the re-start when he was fed by Firmino, managed to remain on his feet despite a cynical attempted foul by Steve Cook, and steered his shot into the far corner via a slight Nathan Ake deflection.

And during his celebrations, Salah appeared to stare back at the culprit.

"I watched Liverpool as a kid and was a Liverpool fan growing up and they had a fantastic side of skill, will, demand and a physical edge".

Salah's hat-trick - the first by a Liverpool player in an away game since Luis Suarez against Cardiff in 2014 - takes him to 10 Premier League goals for the season so far, putting him joint-top of the scoring charts with Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

"It's probably Manchester City's hardest game this weekend so Liverpool have to make sure they win", Merson told Sky Sports.

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