Liverpool Score Blistering Counter Attack To Go 3-0 Up v Crystal Palace
Liverpool may have been expecting a tough day when they faced Crystal Palace on Saturday, with Mohamed Salah on the bench and their away form not as faultless as usual.
However, after an impressive first half, fans may be wondering why they were so worried.
The Reds went 3-0 up at Selhurst Park after 45 minutes, with Roberto Firmino finishing a lightning quick counter attack just before the break to wrap things up.
This was after Takumi Minamoto had repaid Jurgen Klopp's decision to start him with a cool finish to put the Reds 1-0 up in the opening minutes.
This is what Liverpool fans want to see from Takumi Minamino!- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 19, 2020
He has his first Premier League goal for the club to give the Champions a brilliant start at Selhurst...
Great finish :punch: pic.twitter.com/IBff6xwaV2
Sadio Mane then doubled the lead after 35 minutes to make it seven consecutive matches that the forward has hit the back of the net against the Eagles.
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Sadio Mané LOVES playing against Crystal Palace :sweat_smile:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 19, 2020
He bags his customary goal against them... pic.twitter.com/diznseiNtV
With Palace not performing too badly, manager Roy Hodgson may have still had some hope of getting something from the game when Firmino popped up to surely put the three points out of sight.
Trent Alexander-Arnold won the ball back near to his own penalty area, before passing to Firmino - who was still deep in Liverpool's half. The Brazilian found Andrew Robertson barrelling down the left wing, and the Scot took it forward before floating a ball into the box that Firmino took down well and finished with the outside of his boot.
That. Is. Class.- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 19, 2020
From back-to-front in blistering speed :flushed:
This Liverpool side can hurt you in so many ways... pic.twitter.com/ToYihAUU7O
If Liverpool manage to see out their first away Premier League victory since beating Chelsea 2-0 on 20 September, it will put them six points clear at the top of the table ahead of Tottenham's game againt Leicester City on Sunday.
In addition to the team goals, Jurgen Klopp will be happy to see Firmino scoring again. The striker had only netted three goals in 13 Premier League appearances before this weekend.
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