Salah hat-trick sends Liverpool top of Premier League

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Callum Wilson is sidelined with a hamstring injury

- Mohamed Salah's opener was his 40th goal in his 52nd Premier League appearance for Liverpool, the fastest a player has hit that milestone in the competition for the Reds (Torres 60, Sturridge 64). Can Bournemouth, back to winning ways after a four-game losing streak, take advantage?

Bournemouth's hopes of halting Liverpool's progress suffered a blow when Callum Wilson, the England worldwide who has scored eight league goals this season, was ruled out with a hamstring injury.

But the Arsenal and German attacking midfielder has achieved a lot during his illustrious career, which is why many may still feel he is streaks ahead of Shaqiri.

'It's a big blow, especially with the form he's been in this season, his athleticism, pace and strength is always a real weapon for us. In the end when you see how it developed, especially with the scoreline at the end, it is ideal, but in the game we had a lot of things we could have done better.

When asked which of the three goals he enjoyed scoring the most, the Egyptian striker said: "The last one, it was a good one and I was calm". I know expectations of me are very high but the most important...

It was questionably offsides, call it how you like, but Mo's other two goals were fabulous and he is now the top scorer in the Premier League. It was not the most impressive finish but I would say it was pretty surprising [for the goalkeeper]. We have to deal with players who aren't here and can't use that as an excuse.

And Linda Henry - who often voices her opinion on social media after Liverpool FC results - was clearly delighted to see Salah help to inspire Jurgen Klopp's men to their 13th win of the season in the Premier League.

"Whatever you do in a football game you have to finish off, and what Mo did was exceptional".

"I think I said a few years ago that we have to write our own history", Klopp said.

Third-placed Tottenham face a hard trip to play Leicester City, and coach Mauricio Pochettino must decide whether or not to rest players for their forthcoming Champions League visit to the Camp Nou, where they have to beat Barcelona in order to qualify for the tournament's knockout stage. "We were very controlled in the first half, scored the goal but I wasn't completely happy with the rhythm changes". That's why we made a decision to give him eight hours off.

Salah's second and third were pure class from the Egyptian. We've got to keep our foot on the gas.

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