Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace - Watch the goals and highlights (Video)

LFC Globe
18th September 2021
Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace Highlights
Premier League
Sadio Mane (43'), Mohamed Salah (78'), Naby Keita (89')
Crystal Palace
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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace highlights: Watch the goals and highlights as the Reds ran out 3-0 winners over Crystal Palace at on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp made a surprise six changes to the side that beat in midweek as he fielded an entirely fresh back-four, with and at full-back.

Ibrahima Konate made his debut alongside , whilst Thiago and Sadio Mane also returned to the starting eleven after coming on from the bench against Milan.

It was a tentative start from the Reds as Palace looked likely to take the lead not once but twice in the opening three minutes, with Alisson having to claw the ball out of the goalmouth after the visitors hit the post.

But Liverpool imposed themselves on the game as the half wore on and they could've taken the lead through and , but the goalkeeper Vicente Guaita did well to keep the duo at bay.

Thiago saw his header saved by Guaita as Jota looked certain to slot the rebound from no more than five yards out, but the Portuguese somehow skied his effort as a glorious chance went begging.

However, the Reds finally took the lead just before the interval as Salah's header was parried into the path of Mane, who slotted the ball home to score his 100th goal in all competitions for Liverpool.

Thiago was withdrawn at the hour mark as he gingerly walked off the side of the pitch with a knock, with Naby Keita coming on to replace him and slotting alongside and Jordan Henderson.

Palace had their chances to level the scores but it was ultimately Liverpool that scored the important second goal of the game as Salah smashed home at the back post from a Tsimikas corner to make things more comfortable for the Reds.

The cherry on top was provided by Keita just before the end of normal time as Salah's corner was cleared and landed at the feet of the Guinean, who made no mistake with a perfect left-footed volley to secure a 3-0 for the Reds.

The result sees Liverpool move to the top of the after five games, with to come in the on Tuesday before a trip to newly-promoted next Saturday.

MORE: Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace - Full match report →


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