In all competitions, Salah now has 40 for the season, enough to join the ranks of Reds royalty.
He is also the only real challenge to Lionel Messi and Ronaldo's supremacy as the world's best footballers, and could snatch away the next Ballon d'Or from the pair for the first time since 2007 if he continues in this form.
"Obviously the decision with England was a tough one, but the manager has looked after me in international weeks, giving me time off. It really does help me".
The Liverpool boss is without Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez, while Nathaniel Clyne complained of a muscle problem in training earlier this week.
Apparently piqued by Kane's nerve in bulking up his total with disputed goals, Salah made it clear from the outset that he was keen to find the target.
Liverpool doubled their lead midway through the second half when Salah nodded the ball smartly beyond the Bournemouth stopper's grasp.
Henderson took the opportunity post-match to hail his team-mates exploits and talk up his battle with Tottenham hotshot Kane. Aké did raise his hands, unwisely, and Salah may have felt the contact, though there was not even a hint of a shove.
Jurgen Klopp had been tipped to make significant changes, but a growing injury list and a desire to see off Chelsea for a Champions League qualification spot means he has gone close to full strength.
The finish puts him on 30 league goals, five more than Kane, who play against Manchester City later on Saturday. No wonder Kane is worried.