Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace: Scintillating Reds could win the Premier League tomorrow
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Liverpool are now one game away from winning their first ever Premier League title. The Reds will be champions on Thursday if Manchester City were to lose or draw to Chelsea at Stamford Bidge. But a team as strong as Liverpool won't really care if City win or lose to Chelsea, they're good enough to go all the way.
Against Crystal Palace, Liverpool applied pressure from the get go by attacking incessantly and closing down spaces for Palace to counter attacks. The consistent pressure forced A. Ayew to bring down Van Dijk 25-yard from the penalty box. Trent Alexander Arnold stepped up and scored a delicious free kick to put Liverpool 1 goal ahead.
Arnold's goal made him the youngest Liverpool player to score a Premier League direct free-kick at Anfield since Robbie Fowler in December 1995 against Manchester United. Impressively, his goal opened the flood gate for Liverpool's other attackers to score.
Mo Salah scored the second of the night thanks to a brilliant pass from Fabinho in the 44th minute. Salah is now the only player to score 15 home goals in the league. No other player has scored 10 goals at home in the Premier League so far.
Minutes later, Fabinho who provided the assists for the 2nd goal now added the third goal before Sadio Mane scored the fourth goal to set a new record against Crystal Palace. Mane has now scored 9 goals in 11 Premier League appearances against Crystal Palace.