The turning point of a good side to a Champion team is exactly what this Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp has been doing. Even when the Reds don’t play well, they manage to find a way to get the three points, no matter what. They simply refuse to lose. Absolute Mentality Monsters. This was exactly what happened this Saturday, as Klopp’s team did not have a good performance and was, in some parts, dominated by Crystal Palace but even so, the English Premier League leader won 2-1 away at the Selhurst Park.
Boasting a nearly perfect campaign with 12 wins and a draw, Liverpool, the only team that remained unbeaten in the tournament has completed 30 unbeaten games in the Premier League, also considering the latest edition. Now, they add 37 points and opened eight points clear of second-placed Leicester City, who also won. Crystal Palace has 15 points and occupies 13th place.
After being dominated in the first half, when the home team hit the crossbar and even scored – the goal, however, was ruled out after the VAR check, who caught Ayew’s charge in Lovren inside the area – Liverpool woke up after the break and had the key stakes of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to reach the victory.
The Senegalese opened the scoring three minutes into the second half. Firmino started the move, triggering Andrew Robertson down the left. The Scott defender crossed to the striker, who controlled the ball and fired home with his left foot. The ball deflected midway and even touched the two posts before passing the line. 0-1 Liverpool.
Crystal Palace was brave and showed the courage to attack the European champions. The problem is that their aim was not so calibrated. Milivojevic, Schlupp, and Benteke had chances to draw but did not. Who did it was Zaha. On 82 minutes, the Ivorian striker received inside the area and found Alisson Becker’s far corner, leaving everything the same. 1-1.
However, Liverpool found the nets two minutes after. The goal of the triumph was scored by Firmino on 85 minutes. Following goal-mouth trouble between Liverpool and Palace players, the ball fell to the Brazilian striker, who showed his class to give Liverpool the three points. 1-2 Liverpool. The goal was a prize for the player, who has completed 150 league matches, all of them with the Red jersey.