Liverpool legend Graeme Souness declared his former side were back to their best in their 4-0 win against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night. Liverpool had won just two of their last seven matches in all competitions heading into the visit of the Eagles. Jurgen Klopp‘s side drew their first match since the Premier League‘s resumption on Sunday at Merseyside rivals Everton.
The Reds were off colour at Goodison Park and were perhaps fortunate to come away with a point.
But Liverpool knew a win against Palace would take another huge step towards the club’s first top-flight title in 30 years.
Trent Alexander-Arnold gave the hosts a much-deserved lead with a sublime free kick midway through the first half.
And just before half time Mohamed Salah scored his 17th league goal of the campaign after Fabinho’s fine pass found the Egyptian.
“The technique is fantastic.”
Legendary Liverpool winger John Barnes was also impressed by Salah’s strike.
“Well the second goal was fantastic because I think Palace have done well,” Barnes said.
“They’ve defended deep, they’ve had 11 men 40 yards from the goal but this is the one time they get caught out of position.
“If you look at where Fabinho picks the ball up, if you’re not going to put pressure on the ball, you have to drop off.
“And of course he has the run on Van Aanholt and it’s a fantastic finish.
“He’s been quiet in the game but this is what we didn’t have against Everton. Someone running behind and beyond the back four.
“It’s a fantastic ball and a great time to score.
“1-0 is not the best result or score going into half time but at two it’s calmed them down completely.”
Goals from Fabinho and Sadio Mane completed a 4-0 win for the champions-elect at Anfield.
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Published at Wed, 24 Jun 2020 23:00:00 +0000