Coach Jurgen Klopp and his students did not have many difficulties to beat Crystal Palace in the 14th round of the Premier League.
Liverpool made the most of the opportunity to decide the match from the first half. After 3 goals of Minamino, Mane, and Firmino in the first half, the visitors scored 4 more goals against the opponent in the second half, the names scored respectively Henderson, Firmino, and Salah (double).
Liverpool has won in the last 8 matches against Crystal Palace
Liverpool squad did not have Mohamed Salah, but the defending champion still easily opened the knot in Crystal Palace defense with a substitute player, Takumi Minamino.
Starting from Alexander-Arnold’s long pass after 3 minutes, Mane passed Minamino to the edge. The Japanese striker did not calm down, eliminated Nathan Clyne, and then shot the corner to prevent goalkeeper Guaita from having a chance to block. The former Salzburg player has a classy handling phase that is not inferior to his teammate Salah.
Crystal Palace rose strongly after the goal. The homeowner constantly puts pressure on the opponent with the speed climbing phase. Ayew, Zaha did well at speed but were disappointing in decisive handling. Even when Liverpool’s defenders made a mistake, the red-and-blue-striped strikers still could not hit Alisson’s net.
Liverpool was overwhelmed by the opponent, but the bravery of the champion still helps the visitors make a difference. In the last 10 minutes of the first half, “The Kop” had 2 shots on target and immediately collected 2 goals.
After 36 minutes, Mane pressed to eliminate Clyne, before a dangerous shot knocked out Guaita. 8 minutes later, Andy Robertson passed Firmino through to the penalty area. The Brazilian striker waved the ball subtly to help the visitors increase the score to 3-0.
Mane scored in 7 consecutive Crystal Palace encounters
Crystal Palace can only blame itself when it misses too many opportunities when the gap with the champion is only 1 goal.
With weak resistance from the home team’s defense, Salah took advantage of his record with 2 goals, 81 and 84 minutes respectively, and topped the list of a top scorer with 13 goals. This is the first time in history, Crystal Palace has conceded 7 times at home. In 1994, “Blue Eagle” had to admit defeat 1-6, and the opponent was also Liverpool.