Liverpool's deadly attack seal victory over Crystal Palace

Angelo Anderson
August 21, 2018

Palace's pursuit of an equaliser left them vulnerable to the counter-attacks that ended with Wan-Bissaka's red card and Mane's late finish, and midfielder Milivojevic said: "I told him "Say to the referee it's not a penalty". There's no way [Sakho] is looking to foul the player.

In addition, the 51-year-old was full of praise for Virgil van Dijk's display, which he described as "really, really good", explaining: "I don't know a lot of defenders in the world that can defend Christian Benteke in almost 100 per cent of the situations".

'What would people expect me to say to that decision? It's cause for anger and disappointment.

The Egypt global was involved in the Reds' two goals at Selhurst Park as he won a penalty that was converted by James Milner at the end of the first half before assisting Sadio Mane in the dying minutes of the game to help his side seal the three points. For me it was clear; it was not a penalty. We knew before the game it would be.

It was by no means the free-flowing, effervescent football Liverpool fans have become accustomed to under Jurgen Klopp, however showing they can win the hard way can only be a good thing. I couldn't care less, it's not important.

"I am not interested in sending statements to Manchester City or anyone else".

Right from the start, Salah was in the thick of the action when he surged onto Naby Keita's long pass, but the Egyptian's chip sailed high over the bar.

Andros Townsend came within inches of giving Palace the lead against the run of play when his cut in from the right flank and unleashed a superb 25-yard strike that cannoned off the crossbar.

Milner, ignoring the sound and fury, nervelessly sent Wayne Hennessey the wrong way with his spot-kick.

The Brazil international's second competitive Liverpool appearance brought a second clean sheet as Crystal Palace were kept at bay in a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park.

Liverpool passed their first test away from Anfield this season to go level on points with five others at the top of the table.

But if you ask me about the team's performance, I thought it was very, very good.

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