Mo Salah Scores Stunning Hattrick As Liverpool Go Top

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FW Mohamed Salah, 10 - Clinical.

It put them a point clear of Manchester City at the summit on 42 points, though Pep Guardiola's men have the chance to regain top spot later when they visit Chelsea.

Milner was making his 500th Premier League appearance of his career, and did so in the unfamiliar position of right-back.

It was felt that at the start of the 2017/18 season his career at Liverpool was probably done for, only for the 32-year old to prove everyone wrong, set a new assist record for a single Champions League campaign and become a key cog in Klopp's midfield. His second goal involved a bit more skill as he ran through on goal and clipped it (via a deflection) into the far corner of the net to make it 0-2.

A rampant Salah then applied the gloss with a fourth goal with 13 minutes to play.

It was a fitting tribute to a man who gives everything for this team only to very rarely get the recognition that the likes of Salah or Firmino do, that Mohamed Salah palmed off the man of the match award despite his three goals, instead preferring to give it to Milner in the post-match celebrations.

Mohamed Salah; excellent team-mate, hat-trick hero and definitely not a one-season wonder.

4 - He joins Barry, Rory Delap and Gary Speed as the only players to have played 100 or more games for three different clubs in the Premier League.

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For Milner, it was a special afternoon after 16 years of excellence in the Premier League.

He said: "You could see how good he was straight away".

The Egyptian opened his account midway through the first half, netting the rebound after Asmir Begovic parried Roberto Firmino's fierce shot. Salah reacted quickest to slam home, but he was helped out by being just offside: everyone seemed to pause waiting for the assistant's flag, but it stayed down.

The second and third however were pure class, Salah bursting through on both occasions and riding a vicious challenge from Cook for his second before rounding Begovic not once but twice for his second.

It was no surprise however when Liverpool struck first after 26 minutes.

Manchester United shrugged off a poor recent run as they beat bottom side Fulham 4-1. Jurgen Klopp has taken his time with the Guinean and it may well pay off spectacularly. The first goal was a real key moment in the match. Everyone wants to topple the Champions, and so they have to be at their best every single week.

Matip also admitted that Bournemouth will prove to be a tough game on Saturday, especially considering the fact that Eddie Howe's men are playing some good football this season.