The 14th round of the Premier League opened today (Saturday) with a loud shout: the English champions, Liverpool, unconditionally defeated Crystal Palace 0: 7 and recorded a second consecutive league victory, already counting 10 rounds without a loss. On the other hand, the “Eagles” were defeated for the first time after three games. The Mighty Reds widened the gap at the top to six points and shifted the pressure to Tottenham second in the table, who will face Leicester tomorrow at the top (16:05, live broadcast in Sports 2).
Takumi Minamino gave the opening signal for the goal celebration when he put Jürgen Klopp’s team ahead in the third minute, after receiving a ball in the box and an accurate kick to the corner. In the 35th minute the ball reached Roberto Firmino out of a mess, the striker passed forward to Mana, who quickly took control and fired hard to net Liverpool’s second. A minute before the break, the Brazilian scored himself: Andrew Robertson led a breakaway in the left line and sent a great wide delivery to Firmino, who was completely free in the center and finished easily to set up 0: 3 at the end of one half.
In the 52nd minute Jordan Henderson continued the flood, joining the attack from behind and kicking in hard from the 16th line. Firmino completed a double in the 68th minute, after taking advantage of a good depth delivery from Muhammad Salah and subduing goalkeeper Guita in the chip. In the 80th minute, Salah joined the list of scorers, after Joel Matip struck first from a corner kick and the Egyptian continued with another shot that became the sixth goal. Four minutes later, Salah scored his own double and sealed the end result, with the beautiful goal of the game: the winger got the ball on the right side, set up an angle to kick on the left and turned it into connections.