Perfect free kick from Trent Alexander-Arnold (23) and a finish mark the return of Mohamed Salah (44) have recognized the dominance of Liverpool in the first half at Anfield and, with the threat of the visitors, hampered by an injury early in Wilfried Zaha, the reds continued to control after the break.
Fabinho has smashed home a superb strike from 30 metres, (55) and Sadio Mane scored the number four (68) to extend his advantage over Manchester City, in second, on 23 points.
The attentions of Liverpool will turn now to the trip from City to Chelsea. If City wins, Liverpool will have the chance to clinch the crown against the defending champions on Thursday 2 July.
Liverpool: Alisson (7), Alexander Arnold (8), Gomez (7), Van Dijk (7), Robertson (7), Fabinho (9), Henderson (7), Wijnaldum (7), Salah (9), Firmino ( 7), Mane (9).
Submarines: Oxlade-Chamberlain (6), Williams (6), Minamino (6), Keita (N / A), Elliott (N / A)
Crystal Palace: Hennessey (5), Ward (5), Cahill (5), Sakho (5), Van Aanholt (6), Kouyate (6), McCarthy (6), McArthur (6), Zaha (N / A), Townsend ( 5), Ayew (5).
Submarines: Meyer (6), Milivojevic (6), Riedewald (5), Pierrick (N / A)
Man of the match: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
The side of Jurgen Klopp had seemed brutal when they have made draw with Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, but they showed a lot more incision in attack from the start against Palace.
Gini Wijnaldum should have put Liverpool ahead on eight minutes when he managed a shot close to point-blank range, before skipper Jordan Henderson to ski with a volley over the bar from the centre of Mane moments later.
A muscle injury to Zaha was a major blow to the ambitions of the Palace, and they have suffered a setback even more important to 23 minutes when a foul useless Jordan Ayew on Virgil van Dijk has allowed Alexander Arnold to bend a delightful free-kick from the edge of the area.
Jordan Henderson then hit a pole, of the punch of keeper of the palace, Wayne Hennessey and Wijnaldum was again off target after a penalty for handball was given against Gary Cahill of the visitors has been ruled out as Liverpool took total control.
An error control Joe Gomez has allowed Max Meyer a rare view to the purpose for the men of Roy Hodgson, but, two minutes after his strike capricious, Salah chesté and converted clinically, the delicious ball from Fabinho for the 100th goal for Liverpool to the season in all competitions.
- Salah and Robertson return to the Liverpool XI
- Gomez and Wijnaldum are also
- Four changes for the Palace, which Hennessey substitute Guaita in the goal
Fabinho is then switched from provider to scorer after the interval, poking the ball into the corner of the goal for Palace with a superb strike at long distances.
Salah had curled just wide, and the sub-officer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fired over, but Mane did not make a mistake with his finish when he finished a move that he had started and also has involved a great game of combination of the three dreaded of Liverpool.
With 22 minutes to play, it seemed that Liverpool would continue and would be one-fifth, and Salah had a golden opportunity to do exactly that, but he was caught between a pass to a teammate or score. But at this time there, his impact on his return to the team had been strongly felt by Palace.
What the managers have said
Boss of Liverpool Jurgen Klopp: “Wow. Imagine if this stadium would have been full today and that everyone would have experienced it in person. It would have been incredible.
“The boys have played as everyone in the stadium. They are pushed and the mood on the ground was amazing. Today was certainly the best match of counter-pressure that I’ve seen behind closed doors!
“I liked it a lot. I so enjoyed the game. They have a record of 4-0 in the 87th minute and four players are pursuing a poor player of Crystal Palace as if it was the only ball in the world. Wonderful result, beautiful game. All good. “
Boss of Crystal Palace Roy Hodgson: “Liverpool this evening was in a form that is so amazing, I think that regardless of the team that we’ve eliminated, we would have found it very difficult. They were so impressive and aggressive in their pressure to recover the ball that we had no opportunity to put the foot on the ball to ask them questions.
“Up until their second goal, I didn’t think they created a chance every time they attacked, but the second goal on the stroke of half-time was always going to make life difficult. We knew that we were looking at then a barrel of a large defeat. ”
During the withdrawal of Zaha, Hodgson added: “He has a wound to the calf … he felt a tension in his calf muscle. There has been a discussion between me, the doctors and him, but he was adamant that he wanted to try it. It was obvious. after 10 minutes, he could not do that, because we don’t want to be without it for some time. ”
When Liverpool can win the title?
Liverpool must now win by just two points to win the Premier League title. Therefore, if the challengers closest to Manchester City fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening, the Reds will be world champions. If City beats Chelsea, Liverpool can win the title by avoiding defeat to City on July 2, live on Sky Sports.
- It was the 20th victory of Liverpool at Anfield in all competitions this season (23rd home game), which makes it the first club of the big five european leagues to win 20 home games in 2019-2020.
- Liverpool has extended his record of top-flight with 23 consecutive wins at home; the Reds have scored 67 goals in those 23 victories while they conceded only 15 in reply.
- Liverpool have now scored more than 100 goals in all competitions for a third consecutive season, the first time since 1986-1987 (eight on).
- The rear of Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold, scored his 30th goal in the Premier League (five goals, 25 assists); since its debut in December 2016, more than any other defender in the competition.
- Aged 21 years and 261 days, Trent Alexander-Arnold was the youngest player in Liverpool to score a direct free kick in the Premier League at Anfield since Robbie Fowler in December 1995 against Manchester United (20 years 252 days).
- The attacker of Liverpool Mo Salah has scored 15 goals in the Premier League at Anfield this season – no other player has scored more than 10 goals at home in the competition this quarter. In fact, the Egyptian has scored in each of its last six league matches at home to the Reds (seven goals).
- Fabinho of Liverpool has scored and assisted a goal in the same championship game for the first time since December of 2017, when he did for Monaco against St Etienne in Ligue 1
- The Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has celebrated its 41st victory in his 50th appearance in the Premier League; only Didier Drogba, Arjen Robben, Ederson (all 42) and Aymeric Laporte (43) have won more of their first 50 games of the competition.
Liverpool will have to wait eight days before its next game, at Manchester City on Thursday, 2 July at 20: 15, live on Sky Sports, while Palace will host Burnley at Selhurst Park on Monday at 20h.
If Manchester City don’t beat Chelsea on Thursday, Sky Sports will air with a special show of the winners of Liverpool on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports News from 22 hours.