EDDIE Howe admitted he appreciated the talent of red-hot Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and had analysed some of his traits to improve Cherries.

Salah was today named Premier League player-of-the-month for March – the third time he has scooped the monthly accolade this season.

Asked whether watching the Egyptian star excited him, the Cherries boss replied: “Not when I’m in the opposing dugout!

“But when you are watching as a neutral or scouting a game, I think you can appreciate the quality of these players.

“I am looking at them to see how I can transfer certain elements of their game into our players, and seeing what traits make them so unique.

“I have admired many of his performances this season, maybe not the one against us, but that then becomes a different emotion.”

Salah comes into tomorrow's clash with Cherries (5.30pm) having scored 39 goals in all competitions this season. He has seven in his past four games.

Howe added: “If you have a player who is a very good finisher, like he is, and you have a player who is maybe not such a good finisher, I am not sure you can transfer that.

“But you can certainly make a player make similar runs or have similar patterns of play. I don’t think you can turn a player into another player just by having the will to do it. Every player is unique.

“A lot of his goals have come from central positions, he was really a winger when he came to Liverpool but he has ended up playing very centrally. He gets in really good positions to score and I think that’s something you can transfer across.”

Salah struck on Tuesday as Jurgen Klopp’s men beat Manchester City to progress to the last four of the Champions' League, where they will face Roma.

Asked whether he would like to see the forward rested, Howe replied: “I don’t waste any time worrying about it or thinking about it.

"We will take on whatever team Liverpool pick and try to beat it, regardless of who it is.”