Liverpool returned to the Premier League action on Saturday after their 3-2 clinch against AC Milan on action-packed Champions League night. It is indeed a remarkable return for Liverpool as the Reds register a huge 3-0 win against Crystal Palace and occupy a top place in the table.
Liverpool opened their account for the day courtesy of Sadio Mane. MAne’s goal from the close range is his 100th for Liverpool. The lead was extended by Mo Salah who can’t stop himself from scoring. Crystal Palace tried to get one back through constant attacks but the match was put on the bed by Naby Keita who scored with an outrageous finish from the outside of the box.
Good hands and awareness to chalk off Zaha’s effort early in the game. Good distribution overall.
Ibrahima Konate 7/10
Good Debut for the new signing who defended very well when Benteke was on the run.
Virgil Van Dijk 7.5/10
Calm and confirmed as usual and made crucial clearances.
Kostas Tsimikas 6.5/10
Crosses were brilliant and defender well against Ayew.
James Milner 6.5/10
Was deployed as right back in the place of Trent and did decent while defending.
A crucial figure in the number six role; provided good balls to the front line and shielded the defense well.
Headed the ball well but the keeper got the good hands. Distribution was very good in the midfield.
Covered the right-hand side with the authority and provided cover for Milner when needed.
Diogo Jota 6/10
Missed a crucial chance in the first half but helped well in building up.
Sadio Mane 7.5/10
Scored a goal in the first half with a close-range following Salah’s header. Lively throughout the game.
Mo Salah 8/10
The constant threat from the right flank and his header from a corner kick played a part in the goal. Scored Liverpool’s second goal.
Naby Keita 7.5/10
Scored a thumping left-footed strike from outside the box, a huge goal for the Reds for the confidence boost.
Divock Origi N/A
He made a good few clearances. But should have done well while dealing with corner kicks.
Had some difficult times dealing with Salah on the left. Liverpool’s many chances came from his side.
Joel Ward 6/10
Tried to nullify Kane’s threat but came short on some occasions. However, he should have done a bit more when Mane channelized a good inside run.
Did well early on the game dealing with Jota but later, Liverpool’s quality got better.
Cheikhou Kouyate 7/10
One of the positives for Palace was played good passes on the channels and controlled the midfield well at times.
Conor Gallagher 6/10
Heavy touch meant he missed the chance in the first half. He had an uneventful game.
Couldn’t create enough chances from the left flank as Milner and Fabinho got the better of him.
Jordan Ayew 6.5/10
Provided some difficult times for Tsimikas but the end product was missing.
Christian Benteke 5.5/10
Ineffective in the final third as he missed quite a few chances to make something happen when provided the service.
Wilfred Zaha 6.5/10
Made some great runs in behind Milner but couldn’t finish the chances.
Odsonne Edouard 5.5/10
Could have scored from a close range but the touch wasn’t good.
J. Riedwald N/A
Michael Olise N/A