The title is almost in the hands of the real Liverpool. Manchester City’s point loss to Chelsea on Friday night will see them rise to the Premier League champions’ roll of honor for the first time. And if that is not the case, then the victory will be possible only if we can at least avoid the rate in the next 3rd of July.
The Allreds had to be a little more cautious against Crystal Palace after stumbling in the Merseyside derby. Because they lost to Palace in 2016 as the last visiting team in the fort named Anfield.
Liverpool kept the visitors in check from the very beginning of the match at Anfield. Although panic spread around the Palace Box in the first twenty minutes, they could not create such a clear opportunity. However, in the 23rd minute, Trent Alexander-Arnold defeated Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy in a free-kick. The curved shot of his right foot from a free-kick just in front of the box hit the human wall and the goalkeeper straight into the top corner of the net without giving him a chance. Absolutely picture-like finish!
Liverpool then had a very good chance to double the lead in the 28th minute of the match. However, Jordan Henderson’s shot from outside the box hit the post and the ball came to Virgil von Dyke in front of the box. However, he could not respond quickly, so he survived the journey to the palace.
Mohamed Salah was not on the field in the previous match. The Salah-Mane-Firminos were all against the Palace. After a long break, Salah was the first to score. Fabinho’s long ball from midfield was caught on the shoulder by the Palace defender, who was breathing on his shoulder and took possession with great skill. Then a powerful shot from his left foot for the goal would have been one of the best saves of the season if the Palace goalkeeper had been able to block the shot. It didn’t happen, it was Liverpool’s 100th goal of the season. With this, the club’s team completed a century of goals in three consecutive seasons.
Liverpool has held Palace to their half throughout the first half. They continue to play with the same effort in the second half, the results are quick. In the 55th minute of this half, Fabinho got the ball from Robertson in an absolutely central position outside the box. The Palace goalkeeper could not stop the rocket speed shot of his right foot from about 30 yards of the goal. Definitely one of the best goal scorers of the season, Fabinho’s magical goal.
In the 69th minute, Liverpool scored the fourth goal in the attacking Salah-Firmino-Mane trio. It means they snatched the ball from the palace in their own half and passed to Firmono in front. From there, Firmino sent the ball to Salah. His great flying forward passes then runs to the left and finds Mane coming towards the Palace box. He completed Liverpool’s goal haul in the match with the placing of the right foot in the cold head.
Ever since Liverpool’s victory was confirmed, eyes have turned to Stamford Bridge. In the Chelsea-City match, the Liverpool players have to sit in front of the TV as one. The whole of Liverpool may have started taking part in the celebrations. Now everything is a matter of time.