Liverpool recovered from their recent double defeats as the Reds beat Bournemouth 2-1 in a premier league match on Saturday.

Bournemouth opened the scoring in the ninth minute through Callum Wilson but two goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané gave the Reds the lead in the first half and eventual victory in the game.

The win means Liverpool could be champions by the time they play Everton in the league on 16 March – if Manchester City lose their next three games against Manchester United, Arsenal and Burnley.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp has said he will never compare himself to former Liverpool boss, Bill Shankly who held the record of most successive wins in premier league since 1972.

Saturday’s victory was Liverpool’s 22nd successive Premier League win at Anfield, breaking the English top-flight record set by Shankly’s team in 1972.

“We didn’t think about that number before the game, but after we can,” said Klopp. “It’s nice, it’s special, but today is a very good example that we have to fight.”

“We’re not geniuses, but we can really fight and that’s all we have to do until the end of the season,” said Klopp, who confirmed captain Jordan Henderson – missing with a hamstring injury – is likely to resume full training on Sunday before the Champions League last-16 second leg at home to Atletico Madrid.

“I think he will train tomorrow. If that looks good, I have to make a decision.”

Liverpool host Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday before travelling to Everton in the Merseyside derby on 16 March.

Bournemouth welcome Crystal Palace to the Vitality Stadium in their next league match on 14 March.