Sunday, September 19

Liverpool consolidate their leadership after crushing Crystal Palace

Firmino and Salah celebrate one of seven goals against Crystal Palace.

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He Liverpool he thrashed as a visitor to crystal Palace (0-7) this Saturday in the fourteenth day of the Premier League with two doubles from the Brazilian Roberto Firmino and the Egyptian Mohamed Salah. With the victory, he consolidated his leadership, with six points ahead of Tottenham, which host Leicester this Sunday.

The goals of the Japanese Takumi Minamino (3), of the Senegalese Sadio Mane (35), of Firmino (44, 68), Jordan Henderson (52) and Salah (81, 84) gave Liverpool an easy victory Faced with twelfth in the table, Liverpool were favorites, but the match was a true demonstration of the men of Jurgen Klopp, who scored on almost all their shots between the three suits (8 in total).

Even Crystal Palace coach, 73-year-old veteran Roy Hodgson, preferred to laugh as he sat on his bench after the seventh goal. Liverpool showed the level of the team that dominated the championship last season, finishing 18 points ahead of Manchester City.

And he especially found Roberto Firmino, author of a double, after his decisive goal against Tottenham in the last minute, on Wednesday.

Firmino compensates

The Brazilian forward, who was somewhat overshadowed by the success of Portuguese Diogo Jota, put things in their place.

He carried out a control in the middle of the race and a shot with the outside, after a cross from Andrew Robertson, for 3-0 (43), and in the 5-0 he received a good pass from Mohamed Salah, before chipping the ball over the top of the goalkeeper (67).

From the first minutes, it was felt that the game would be long for the Londoners.

In minute 3, Sadio Mané and Takumi Minamino had fun in the area, for the Japanese to finish the play in cold blood (1-0).

Later, the Senegalese increased the count with a shot with his foot inside the area (2-0, 34).

Captain Jordan Henderson, with a long shot and placed, ended the game early in the second half and with any illusion of a comeback (4-0, 51e).

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And even Mohamed Salah, who had entered at the time of the game, achieved his double, with a header (6-0, 80) and with a left shot to the opposite squad (7-0, 83), to offer Liverpool their broadest away win in their Premier League history.

With this performance, Liverpool sent a message at the beginning of this Christmas period about their aspirations to renew the title.

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