Salah set up the Brazilian for the opener just seven minutes in and the Egyptian winger grabbed his 22nd league goal of the season shortly before half-time thanks to a clever assist from Firmino.
Firmino then turned provider just before the break, returning the favour to Salah, who finished with aplomb to effectively end the chances of a home side who got progressively worse after the break.
Salah's role in the two goals should not be underestimated but Firmino's brilliance was timely given Liverpool legend John Aldridge's quotes earlier in the week.
Liverpool's signing of Van Dijk was a huge high point, as the team's defence was causing Jurgen Klopp and their fans all sorts of nightmares, so when the Dutchman scored the victor in the Merseyside derby in the FA Cup third round he was an instant hero.
Jürgen Klopp may choose to rest some of his star players ahead of Liverpool's Champions League match with Porto next week, but it will still be a strong side.
With a clean sheet and the satisfaction of closing the gap on second-placed Manchester United to just two points to boot, Liverpool fans have every right to be buzzing about the way things are going right about now.
"We have got Maya Yoshida, we have got Wesley Hoedt, we have got Jack and we have got Jan Bednarek who is a young player".
"I enjoyed it a lot", Van Dijk said.
Having ended their 12-game winless run with victory at West Bromwich Albion last week, the Saints will be looking to secure back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time since April 2017.
President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to former Republic of Ireland global Liam Miller , who has died aged 36. Tributes have poured in following the death of footballer Liam Miller, led by former clubs and teammates .
The latest FluView data found that flu-related deaths rose to 10.1% - far above the epidemic threshold figure of 7.3%. The flu epidemic remains widespread in almost all states, and experts say it could be a record-breaking season.
Defense hawks and moderate Republicans said it's a strong compromise that will provide a much-needed boost to the military. On Tuesday night, the GOP-controlled House passed another stopgap bill to extend government funding through March 23.
Canadian athletes came close , but failed to reach the podium on the first day medals were handed out in South Korea. Viewers could clearly hear the shocked teen say 'Holy s***' on tv as he finished his final run.
Farrell's pinpoint punt for May's opener was pretty special but Joe Launchbury's assist for England's second was even better. Scotland couldn't cope with the expectation, and now he's got to cope with the expectation of playing well.
The Winter Olympics rehearsal surpassed Intel's 2016 Guinness World Record of 500 drones flown simultaneously in Germany. The athletes, dignitaries, and spectators at the stadium in Pyeongchang never got to see the drone show.
Statistics Canada says the jobless rate in Windsor last month was 4.6% , down from 6% in December, and 5.4% in January 2017 . While part-time employment dropped by 137,000, full-time employment was up by 49,000 jobs.
The JKLF will also pass a memorandum in every mosque across Kashmir demanding the mortal remains of Guru and Bhat. A group of JKLF activists took out a protest rally at Abi Guzar area and staged a protest.
Joining him atop the leaderboard is fellow American Beau Hossler, who carded a five-under 67 on the Spyglass Hill Golf Course. Among the big names ominously poised were Dustin Johnson (five-under), Rory McIlroy (four-under) and John Rahm (four-under).
In all, enrollment dropped by 3.7 percent nationwide, less than 7 to 13 percent decline predicted by S&P Global Ratings. He highlighted that almost 390,000 new consumers signed up for coverage, an increase of 5% over the prior year.
Hayek on set and this comment does not reflect how he feels about her; he doesn't recall ever saying such an terrible thing. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and will be available via podcast at Oprah's Super Soul Conversations .
The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on behalf of Davis. A 4-4 deadlock in the voting led to a coin flip, which resulted in Hamlin winning the right to be flag-bearer.
Omarosa says on 'Big Brother' country is not going to be OK
A couple of Twitter users said that Manigault faked the injury to get a break and rest that isn't easily available in the house. Shannon knew she had just moved up to the top of the list for targets on the opposing side with Omarosa and Keshia.
Little buzz for Olympic hockey this year
And the 6-foot-5, 230 pound forward was thrust further into the spotlight after winning gold at the World Juniors previous year . As a kid, Greenway proved to be a natural on the ice, beginning when he first put on skates at the early age of 3.
India hopes to see Palestine becomes sovereign soon: PM
He also expressed honest thanks to Jordan for logistical support extended for smooth facilitation for his Palestine visit. Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas and the people of Palestine show that the Indian Prime Minister is a Global Leader.
India plans new automobile policy
Longer range electric vehicles and lower battery costs are helping them gain more momentum among consumers, Sen added. India is the world's largest market for two wheels, with over 17 million bikes sold in the year ending March 2017.
Martin Schulz: I won't be German foreign minister
With an eye on the post-Merkel era, party officials said Nahles could "present the party independently, outside the next cabinet". He suggested the SPD had got the better end of the deal, tweeting: "This is the first SPD government led by a CDU chancellor".
Black Panther Gets Second Rotten Review
Top Dog Entertainment has officially released the Black Panther soundtrack today (Feb. 9 ) and fans are loving it. Black Panther is one of the most anticipated movies of 2018.
The Rob Porter scandal has exposed the real John Kelly
Rob Porter's ex-wife appeared on Today on Friday morning to discuss her four-year marriage to the disgraced White House secretary. Numerous commenters keyed in on Willoughby's description of the loneliness and isolation of abuse.