CRYSTAL PALACE

Liverpool Run 0-7 Riot Over Crystal Palace: Post-Match Analysis

Liverpool moved 6 points clear at the top of the table with a 0-7 display of leadpipe cruelty against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The Reds will be top at Christmas, and what a way to win their first away fixture in three months.

It is the first time Liverpool have scored seven goals in an away Premier League match since March 1991 against Derby County.

Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah scored 2 goals each to keep their prolific form. Sadio Mane, Takumi Minamino, and skipper Jordan Henderson also were on score sheet for the champions.

CRYSTAL PALACE 0-7 LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS:

Jurgen Klopp made three changes to the starting lineup that defeated Tottenham midweek, with Joel Matip returning to replace Rhys Williams.

Meanwhile, Takumi Minamino and Naby Keita came into the starting line-up, replacing Salah and Jones respectively.

As for the hosts, Jordan Ayew was the man tasked to be Wilfried Zaha’s partner in the attack in the absence of Christian Benteke.

Also back in the starting XI for Palace were former Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne, Gary Cahill, and Jeffrey Schlupp.

The trio replaced Joel Ward, Scott Dann, and Andros Townsend, who were all named as substitutes at Selhurst Park.

POST MATCH ANALYSIS:

Takumi Minamino scored his first Premier League goal, slotting home after some good work from Sadio Mane.

The Senegal international ended his goal drought against his favorite opponent later in the half after Palace’s best spell of the game, netting with a crisp finish.

It was a good day for Bobby Firmino as he slotted home two goals and ended his 11-month drought. It seems Firmino has finally found his mojo back.

The nightmare for Crystal Palace continued as Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson curled in a wonderful effort home seven minutes after the break.

By this point, Liverpool were 5-0 ahead but never one to miss out on a scoring party, Salah added his own double later on to seal an emphatic win for the visitors. 

POST MATCH INTERVIEW:

Jordan Henderson in the post match interview:

“I thought we were ruthless today. We were a little bit sloppy at times but overall we’re delighted with the result and the performance. In certain ways [it was our best performance of the season].”

– Jordan Henderson

Even Roy Hodgson wasn’t immune to Liverpool’s charms as he was seen giving a wry chuckle as the Reds cemented their place at the top of the Premier League with one of their finest performances of the Klopp era.

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