Liverpool made a statement this weekend. The Reds absolutely thumped Crystal Palace in their own backyard. On the back of a last gasp winner against Spurs, Jürgen Klopp’s side showed that they intend on running away with it again this season. Some Liverpool fans have been purring over Roberto Firmino v Crystal Palace.
Liverpool went ahead early at Selhurst Park.
Takumi Minamino netted after just a few minutes, putting away a well taken effort which saw him dummy past Liverpool old boy Nathaniel Clyne.
The visitors had some good chances thereafter but they consistently fluffed their lines.
Sadio Mane punished the hosts for their wastefulness.
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The Senegalese forward pulled out a sharp turn on the edge of the box before doubling his side’s lead after half an hour.
Roberto Firmino broke Crystal Palace hearts as he grabbed a goal just before halftime to put the game to bed, rounding off a liquid counter attack.
The second half was more of the same: lethal finishing.
Jordan Henderson grabbed one, Bobby notched a brace and Mo Salah hit twice after coming on from the bench.
Roberto Firmino v Crystal Palce
Liverpool have been in stuttering form at points this season.
Roberto Firmino showed against Crystal Palace that when he plays well, the rest of the team plays well.
The Brazilian put in a man of the match display in South London.
We will remember his performance for a long time to come, it marked the return of the king.
Fans on Firmino v Crystal Palace
He always turns up in London.
He’s been dubbed a magician.
Lauded as a king.
Named as best in the world.
Mo Salah played well too.