Liverpool clinches a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace with Mane opening the scoring in the first half, getting his 100th goal for the club. They then wrapped up the win late on, with Salah scoring from close range before Keita found the back of the net with a superb volley on 89 minutes.
There could have been a few more goals, with Guaita forced into making several brilliant saves to deny Liverpool, but he couldn’t prevent the goals, all of which came from corners. Edouard had a good opportunity in the second half for Palace, but Alisson reacted quickly to smother the chance.
Happy day for The Reds as they are top in the league with 13 points in their pockets. As always Liverpool’s dominance was all over Anfield in this win with having the ball 60% of the time and taking 25 shots.
Mane took the lead just before halftime. Tsimikas took a horrible corner which was met by Salah with a power header but was saved by Guaita and the ball rebounded to Mane who Smashed it into the back of the net from few yards out.
Chance to level the match for Crystal Palace! Ward whips a superb cross into the penalty area, which was met by an unmarked Edouard and he only has Alisson to beat. However, the striker’s touch is poor and Alisson pounces on the mistake, smothering the ball before Edouard can get a shot away.
Salah doubled Liverpool’s lead in the 78th minute. Tsimikas again took a corner to meet the head of Van Dijk in the box but couldn’t convert it into a goal and the ball fell in Salah’s feet at the far post and he makes no mistakes in that situation to power it home. Salah was shown a yellow to take out his shirt in his celebration.
Just before the match ended Keita scored the third for Liverpool to make it 3-0. This also comes from a corner, this time too the Palace’s defense couldn’t head it away and was punched by Gauita. But it fell in Keita’s feet at the edge of the penalty area. It was greatly volleyed by the player in the back of the net.
Liverpool are on the longest current league unbeaten run in the top four tiers. of English football, going 15 league games without defeat since a 1-0 home loss against Fulham in March (W11 D3).
Liverpool have had more shots than any other Premier League side this season (125). Their 30 attempts against Leeds last time out brought up their 100, making them just the second side since 2003-04 to have 100+ shots in their first four games of a season, after Chelsea in 2009-10 (109).
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