Klopp wants more consistency from Liverpool players

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Salah has also scored six goals in the Champions League this season.

"I'm surprised at what we've delivered today because we're a lot better than that".

"We knew how Bournemouth can play if you let them - we saw in the last game against (Manchester) United, they had their moments - so we knew what can happen".

"The intensity in the first half maybe we didn't have in the second half".

Coutinho, whose start to the season was hampered by illness and a back injury after Barcelona failed with three bids to buy him, opened the scoring for the visitors, struck the woodwork from a free-kick and set up Roberto Firmino for the fourth as Jürgen Klopp's team ran riot. "I like them all - that's why they are at Liverpool". They are good - that's why they are at Liverpool - but they need to be consistently good because we are Liverpool.

He called Coutinho's contributions "the most important thing right now" and said it is "not fair" to ask him questions about his future, reiterating: "He gives us his all every game and that's all we can ask him".

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Antonio Conte opted for Eden Hazard to play in a "false nine" position instead, raising further questions whether the Chelsea boss trusts Batshuayi.

Salah became the first English Premier League player of the season to reach 20 goals in all competitions. The result lifted Jurgen Klopp's side above Arsenal into fourth place.

Klopp surprisingly left out Sadio Mane as he made four changes to his line-up after drawing 0-0 with West Bromwich Albion in midweek.

Despite that, Liverpool made a bright start and nearly took the lead after 11 minutes when Coutinho's curling free kick came back off the upright.

Asmir Begovic denied Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Salah as Liverpool responded positively, and the Reds enhanced their advantage when Salah raced down the outside of Charlie Daniels on the right before shifting the ball onto his left foot and picking out the far corner.

Two down with only 26 minutes on the clock, Bournemouth were already on the ropes.

Liverpool added a second six minutes later when Firmino stopped the ball crossing the byline by hooking it into the six-yard box on the volley for Lovren to finish with a diving header.