Liverpool broke four records in their historic win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Reds went to Selhurst Park and won 7-0.
What a performance from Liverpool. The Reds were as clinical as possible, scoring virtually every time they went forward against Crystal Palace.
Unsurprisingly for a 7-0 away win, Liverpool broke some records in their Palace demolition. Here are four from a memorable Premier League win.
Their biggest top-flight win
This was Liverpool’s biggest away win since 1896 but their biggest ever in the top flight.
We wrote about this one in more depth here but it’s worth mentioning again. The truly staggering thing is that Liverpool haven’t even played well away from home this season.
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They’d only won once before visiting Palace and that was a 2-0 win against ten-man Chelsea. Other results included draws with Brighton and Fulham, with a 7-2 defeat against Aston Villa as the lowlight.
New Palace low
This was the first time in their history that Palace conceded seven at home. Now, that’s hardly a shock, of course – how often does anyone manage that?
But Liverpool have left their mark on the Eagles in a way that, surely, no one is going to match for an awfully long time.
Palace aren’t even a bad side, after all. This was truly a shock result.
This was Jurgen Klopp’s 127th Premier League win with Liverpool. That’s now the most by any Reds boss, taking him one clear of Rafa Benitez.
It was inevitable that he’d get there, of course, unless the Reds suffered the greatest collapse in history.
The speed in which he’s managed it is the incredible thing, though. Benitez’s record came over six years between 2004 and 2010. Klopp, though, pulls it off in five, having joined in late 2015.
Our favourite is that Liverpool had seven players assist goals in the win. That’s a new Premier League record, per the BBC.
To do that in seven goals is quite amazing, too. There were no individual goals or defensive mistakes that led to goals. Nor did one player do the damage with a magnificent creative display.
Instead, this was as good an example of a team performance as you’ll get. Wonderful stuff from Liverpool.