Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth: 5 talking points as Reds come from behind to win

Liverpool are just three wins away from the Premier League title after coming from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 at Anfield.

The hosts were stunned after just nine minutes when Callum Wilson tapped home to give the Cherries the lead, despite complaints from Liverpool that Joe Gomez had been fouled in the build-up.

But the Reds struck back on 25 minutes when Mo Salah squeezed a low shot into the right hand corner before Sadio Mane latched onto Virgil van Dijk's through ball to beat Aaron Ramsdale while one-on-one and complete the turnaround.

Liverpool's attention will now turn towards the Champions League as they look to overturn a 1-0 deficit in their last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Here's what we learned from the clash against Bournemouth…

1) Liverpool labour to victory

They may have moved to within three wins of the Premier League title, but this was again hardly vintage stuff from the Reds.

Other than the ten minute spell in the first-half in which they scored their two goals, Jurgen Klopp's side looked similar to how they have done in recent defeats against Watford and Chelsea – uninspired, lethargic and almost bordering on complacent.

They have, of course, set expectations perhaps unrealistically high this season, but if they play anywhere near this level against Atletico on Wednesday they will have no chance of making it to a third successive Champions League final.

2) Salah gets another bite of the Cherries

Salah just loves playing Bournemouth, doesn't he?

His strike today was his eighth in six league games against Eddie Howe's side, and it was a clever finish at a crucial time in the game for his team.

The goal also saw the Egyptian become the first Liverpool player to score more than 20 goals in three consecutive seasons for the Reds since Michael Owen achieved the feat between 2000 and 2003.

Jamie Carragher recently claimed that Salah doesn't get the acclaim he deserves from fans of the club, and perhaps he has a point.

Time after time Salah digs his team out of trouble with a moment of magic, and at this scoring rate he could be remembered as a true Premier League great in the future.

3) Henderson absence noticeable again

The longer Jordan Henderson remains out injured for, the more you realise just how reliant Liverpool are on their captain.

It is no coincidence that the Reds' recent struggles have correlated with his absence, and there is a real lack of leadership and steel in the middle of the park when he is not there.

Bournemouth found it far too easy to exploit the central positions in the first half, and although it didn't matter in the end, a better team could have punished Liverpool today.

The positive side is that Jurgen Klopp has hinted Henderson could be back for the huge Champions League second leg against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, but at this rate they will hugely struggle without him.

4) Defensive mistakes keep costing Bournemouth

You can't help but feel sympathy for Eddie Howe.

After all, how can he account for some of the bizarre decision making from his defenders?

With his side 1-0 up and relatively comfortable, he must have been tearing his hair out with Jack Simpson's absurd attempt to try to dribble past Mane just beyond his own box, gifting Liverpool the equaliser.

Van Dijk then had oceans of space to thread through the ball for Mane to finish, and within minutes all Bournemouth's early good work was undone.

In the likes of Wilson and Ryan Fraser they have the necessary quality to always be able to score.

While they leak goals so easily, however, the Cherries look doomed for the drop.

5) Milner saves the day

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