Mohamed Salah matches former Reds star Luis Suarez as Liverpool thump Bournemouth

The Reds star shone like a million star against Eddie Howe’s men at the Vitality Stadium

Mohamed Salah became the first Liverpool player to score an away Premier League hat-trick in four years, eight months as Jurgen Klopp's men trounced Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.

The last Liverpool player do such was Luis Suarez [now with Barcelona] against Cardiff City in March 2014, but the feat was equalled by the Egypt international who put out a five-star performance at the Vitality Stadium.

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It took a quarter of an hour for the visitors to get going as Salah pounced on a rebound to give them the lead, amid offside speculations.

It was doubled three minutes after the restart when Roberto Firmino benefitted off Steve Cook’s error to feed Salah who rounded Asmir Begovic to score. The defender’s afternoon went from bad to worse, turning an effort into his own goal to lift their visitors 3-0.

In the 77th minute, Salah rounded off the scoring, beating Cook for pace on his way to registering his first hat-trick of the season.

The forward, now levelled with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang atop the league scorers' chart with 10 goals, is only bettered by Barcelona Lionel Messi [45 goals] who has scored the most goals in Europe top five leagues since the beginning of last season. He trails by three goals.He trails by three goals, accounting for 42 English top-flight goals since his move to Anfield last summer.

Next up for Salah and Liverpool is a crucial Champions League showdown against Napoli at Anfield on Tuesday.