With Bournemouth win, could Liverpool finally break 30-year EPL drought?

Liverpool FC Manager Jurgen Klopp celebrating a smooth victory over Bournemouth in Saturday’s EPL fixture (Photo: LiverpoolFC.com)

Liverpool comfortably defeated Bournemouth 3-0 to extend their lead on top of the English Premier League (EPL) table ahead of second-place Leicester City by 11 points.

They are currently sitting on 46 points and are strong favourites after only 16 games in the competition to win it all.

‘The Reds’ secured their victory away against Bournemouth, which had key injuries to Nathan Ake who suffered a hamstring complication just after the half hour mark and Callum Wilson.

Liverpool took the lead with a goal by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 35th minute. The next two goals were scored by Neita Keita (in the 44th) and forward Mohammad Salah (54th).

Egyptian talisman Mohammad Salah (Photo: LiverpoolFC.com)

Bournemouth picked up their second injury in Wilson, who limped off the pitch, adding to their fifth consecutive loss.

Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp released this statement after their victory, “The boys made a lot of good decisions and that’s why it was a comfortable win, maybe more than we would have expected before the game, but Bournemouth were in a difficult situation, losing two key players, and then you get a feeling that it’s not a Bournemouth day.”

“But we scored wonderful goals, had other big chances and the result is most important, but the performance was really good as well, especially in the second half when we were really professional and assured,” Klopp continued.

“That’s what we have to be in the moment and it’s not about being constantly exciting, it’s about doing the right stuff. There were not a lot of difficult moments to defend, which is good and very important so nearly perfect day,” he said.

Liverpool last won the top English league in the 1989/90 season under Kenny Dalglish.