And so, the Liverpool juggernaut continues on its merry way.
However, it’s fair to say that Crystal Palace were one of the more difficult opponents we’ve faced this season and fully played their part in a seven-goal thriller that Liverpool just edged.
Ahead of the fixture, we’d warned that Roy Hodgson’s side shouldn’t be taken for granted as their shock win away to Manchester City had proved.
Liverpool had to be at their most resilient this afternoon and come back from being behind,
Palace, to their credit, scored more goals at Anfield this season than any other team, apart from Liverpool, had done.
After the game, as reported by the BBC, it was a relieved Jurgen Klopp that spoke to the media, remarking:
“It’s a massive relief. We knew for different reasons the game would be difficult. Crystal Palace traditionally do well against Liverpool and with the physicality it was clear it would be like the first half was.
“They are really good at counter attacks and set pieces, Wilfried Zaha is a world-class player and he gets into a one-on-one situation and we’re one down. We had to stay positive, being one down is not a massive blow, we just needed to win the second half and did what we had to do.”
We did but if there’d have been another five minutes to play, we could have been in danger.
Now, with a seven-point gap at the top-of-the-table, can we dream the impossible and hope Huddersfield Town can shock Manchester City?
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