It was a attractive Anfield day for football and the home side echoed that, opening the scoring with Sadio Mane before Mohamed Salah's header ended any hopes of a Bournemouth revival, Roberto Firmino adding a third late on.
They had appealed the Premier League Match Centre's call to hand Christian Eriksen the goal, with Kane arguing the Dane's free-kick had brushed his shoulder, and the overturning of the decision prompted Salah to respond with surprise on social media.
"It's completely normal that a boy in that situation wants to be the top of the scorer list at the end, the Golden Boot or whatever the name is".
The victory rounded off a fine week for Liverpool, who booked a Champions League semi-final against Roma by beating Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate with a second-leg win at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.More news: Former Carolina Panthers CB Daryl Worley tasered, arrested in Philadelphia
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- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 19 Premier League home games (W12 D7), the longest current run in the division, and the Reds' longest run since August 2009 (31 games).
"Bournemouth are very confident - normally they play more football than they could today, because our counter-pressing in the first 60 minutes was outstanding". Of all the impressive statistical records that the Egyptian is sweeping away this season, the fact he now joins a group limited to Roger Hunt and Ian Rush as the only players in the club's illustrious history to have hit 40 goals in a single campaign is, surely, among the most jaw-dropping.
"You could see in the last 10 or 15 minutes how intense it was for the boys. That's really good but we have to carry on, there are a few games to come".
"It was good that we kept a clean sheet, with the little bit of luck you always need".
"He played one game, the next game rested, then played another game and then the next game rested and stuff like that".