Mohamed Salah wins Liverpool penalty at Crystal Palace

Esequiel Farfan
Agosto 21, 2018

Palace were reduced to 10 men in the 75th minute when Aaron Wan-Bissaka denied Salah a clear goalscoring opportunity before Sadio Mane netted Liverpool's second deep into injury off a counter-attack. 'We won it because we scored in two very decisive moments.

Roberto Firmino is excited by Liverpool's future and says that he is trying to win the Premier League with the Reds. I've been in football a long time, if that's a penalty the game has changed beyond all recognition.

Palace weren't making it easy for Liverpool and Salah, after surrendering the ball too easily, epitomised the effort levels required to seal the points as he sprinted back tenaciously regain possession. "It looked like it was (a penalty), but I have no idea", he said. 'We should have come in at 0-0 at half time and the the second half would have been even tougher. "I don't think the big teams ever win here comfortably".

From simple passing that builds fluid football, to incredible calmness under pressure and those classic long-ranged diagonals, his distribution was at its very best against Palace.

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"Still, around the goal we had, I think, three or four situations, good passes around the box, bit unlucky and then the penalty situation". "We were pushing to get an equaliser, playing quite well, looking reasonably likely to get a goal and were asking questions of the Liverpool defence, but then from a ball lumped forward we didn't win the header and we were light at the back".

It was only natural then that one Liverpool supporter chose to cobble together his individual highlights from the game and title it: 'Alisson The Quarterback Against Palace • 2018/19'. As a result, it's disappointing, a cause for frustration and anger.

"It could have been 2-0 or 3-0 after five minutes, that's how good they are".

More importantly, defensively, Joe Gomez put together a fantastic performance in central defense and may just be cementing his spot as a starter, and now Jurgen Klopp's squad has two clean sheets to begin the season. You are suggesting that fulfilment of goals is winning the Champions League or winning a Premier League and unfortunately there are not many teams that do that.

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