Liverpool player ratings – Salah, Firmino and Mane steal the headlines but Henderson the star man

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Loris Karius 7

May as well have not been there for the most part. Punched the ball a few times, caught it, kicked it. Then made a great save to deny Gosling late on.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 8

Tested Begovic with a first-half free-kick, and put in a few fine, teasing crosses before his brilliant pass from the right created Salah’s excellent header.

Virgil van Dijk 7

All a bit easy for the Dutchman, who restricted Defoe to very little. Got bored and had a shot from range after the break. Treated Anfield to the rare sight of him making a partial slide challenge.

Dejan Lovren 7

A couple of good covering challenges when Bournemouth threatened first half and was lucky to escape injury when pushed into Karius by Defoe. However, his substitution could be a blow.

Andy Robertson 7

Kept the dangerous Fraser in check and was always eager to get forward and help the attack. Like so many of his team-mates, playing with such confidence.

Jordan Henderson 9

Put in a good cross for the opener, another fine pass sent Mane away and sprayed the ball around with real authority, as well as covering ground and making challenges. Even did a backheel. Fantastic.

Gini Wijnaldum 7

Back in a more advanced role, kept Liverpool on the front foot and helped out defensively when required. Really got around the pitch and used the ball well.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 8

A couple of great slide tackles and lung-busting runs early on set the tone for an impressive display. Distribution very good and engine superb, and was only missing a goal for his efforts. Assisted Firmino’s third.

Mohamed Salah 8

Only the final touch was lacking during another dangerous first half display, with the Bournemouth defending often last ditch. Could have had a penalty, and then notched a truly brilliant header for his 40 goal of the season.

Roberto Firmino 8

Led the line with usual energy and didn’t give Bournemouth a moment’s peace. His neatly-taken goal for Liverpool’s third just about atoned for his miss a bit earlier. What was that, Bobby?!?

Sadio Mane 8

Slammed home the opener at the second attempt and was a threat whenever in possession, either with his pace off the mark or box of tricks. Quieter second half, but job was done.

Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth

Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with his Liverpool team mates during the Premier League match between Liverpool and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on April 14, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

Jordan Henderson shows his appreciation to the fans at the end of the Premier League match between Liverpool and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on April 14, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Ragnar Klavan comes on for Dejan Lovren during the Premier League match between Liverpool and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on April 14, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

James Milner (for Mane 77)

Tackled.

Ragnar Klavan (for Lovren 83)

Headed.

Dominic Solanke (for Firmino 90)

Ran.

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