Liverpool 1 – 0 Crystal Palace. Mane to the Rescue
Sadio Mane was on hand to seal the three points for Liverpool as they laboured for the win.
Liverpool probably missed the services of Phillipe Coutinho in this match as they struggled to find the piece of magic to unlock Crystal Palace’s defence.
Liverpool started without Mohammed Salah and Emre Can as Klopp looked to rest some players ahead of the second leg of Champions league play-off against Hoffeinham.
The best chance in the first half fell to Joel Matip who headed wide from debutant Andrew Robertson’s delivery.
At the end of the half, Hennesey saved Roberto Firmino’s effort .
After the break, Christian Benteke failed to score from eight yards after Loftus-Cheek’s cutback.
Klopp brought in Salah and he created a chance which Mane and Wijnaldum could not capitalize.
In the 73rd minute, Mane capitalized on Milivojevic’s poor control to score for Liverpool.
Thereafter, Crystal Palace never looked like finding an equalizer.
Liverpool finished as winners in what was a hard fought victory.