Anfield is never easy and even more difficult when Liverpool amasses 25 attempts in total. Such was the case for this match-day 5 tie between the Reds and Crystal Palace. Mane, Salah and Keita in the scoresheet for Liverpool as the home side cruised to a 3-0 victory.
Trent Alexander Arnold was left out of the squad due to illness and in comes 35 year old James Milner. What a game the veteran had. Versatile as ever this time filling in for Arnold who has great output. Safe to say that Arnold was not missed, not at all. Gary Lineker was quoted after the match praising Milner saying, “That’s extraordinary.”
“We were not here today for sending any kind of signs to the outside world.”We were here to fight a real strong Crystal Palace team that was really a tough one. We could have scored from other situations but didn’t so we needed our set-pieces. That Mo scored should not be a massive surprise. Sadio scored for the ninth time in a row against Crystal Palace, which is exceptional, and he scored his 100th goal for Liverpool in all competitions, which is exceptional. Naby Keita scored the most wonderful goal of all three, so that’s all important for us.” Jurgen Klopp said after the match.