Mane nets 100th Reds goal in win

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Sadio ManeSadio Mane is the 18th player to score 100 goals in all competitions for Liverpool

Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season after Sadio Mane scored his 100th goal for the club in a victory against Crystal Palace.

Jurgen Klopp's side created numerous chances against a resilient Palace before Mane pounced on a rebound at the back post in the first half.

Mohamed Salah doubled their lead with just over 10 minutes remaining when he smashed home a flick-on from a corner, before Naby Keita's late curling strike made it 3-0.

Liverpool were wasteful in the first half as Diogo Jota fired over the bar from a few yards out in a glorious position, while Thiago and Jordan Henderson were also denied by keeper Vicente Guaita.

Palace had started brightly - hitting the post twice in as many minutes as Liverpool failed to clear their lines in the box - but the hosts' persistence eventually paid off.

In the end it was a comfortable victory that capped a good week for Liverpool at Anfield, following their dramatic 3-2 win over AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.

And it means they go top of the table with four wins from their opening five games, while visitors Palace remain outside the top 10.

Mane continues to haunt Palace

Sadio ManeSadio Mane has scored in nine consecutive matches against Crystal Palace in the Premier League

Mane was one of six changes to Klopp's side from their win over AC Milan, and his return must have been an unpleasant sight for Palace fans.

Having scored twice against Palace on the final day of last season, Mane's opener on Saturday made him the first player to net in nine consecutive league matches against a single opponent.

It took his total to 13 against Palace in the Premier League - the most anyone has scored against them - and was the perfect way to notch up his 100th goal in all competitions for Liverpool.

Palace had attacking threat of their own from Wilfried Zaha - making his 250th Premier League appearance - but he was dealt with by the physicality of Fabinho and debutant Ibrahima Konate.

And while Palace continue to adapt and learn under new boss Patrick Vieira, they were given a humbling reminder of the ruthlessness of Liverpool's attacking quality.

Player of the match

Mohamed SalahMohamed Salah

with an average of 8.08

Liverpool

  1. Squad number11Player nameMohamed Salah

  2. Squad number10Player nameMané

  3. Squad number8Player nameKeïta

  4. Squad number4Player namevan Dijk

  5. Squad number17Player nameJones

  6. Squad number1Player nameAlisson

  7. Squad number3Player nameFabinho

  8. Squad number14Player nameHenderson

  9. Squad number6Player nameThiago Alcántara

  10. Squad number27Player nameOrigi

  11. Squad number7Player nameMilner

  12. Squad number21Player nameTsimikas

  13. Squad number5Player nameKonaté

  14. Squad number20Player nameDiogo Jota

Crystal Palace

  1. Squad number23Player nameGallagher

  2. Squad number13Player nameGuaita

  3. Squad number6Player nameGuéhi

  4. Squad number3Player nameMitchell

  5. Squad number22Player nameÉdouard

  6. Squad number2Player nameWard

  7. Squad number16Player nameAndersen

  8. Squad number11Player nameZaha

  9. Squad number8Player nameKouyaté

  10. Squad number18Player nameMcArthur

  11. Squad number9Player nameJ Ayew

  12. Squad number20Player nameBenteke

  13. Squad number7Player nameOlise

  14. Squad number44Player nameRiedewald

Line-ups

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 7Milner
  • 5Konaté
  • 4van Dijk
  • 21TsimikasBooked at 75mins
  • 14HendersonBooked at 40minsSubstituted forOrigiat 88'minutes
  • 3Fabinho
  • 6Thiago AlcántaraSubstituted forKeïtaat 62'minutes
  • 11SalahBooked at 79mins
  • 20JotaSubstituted forJonesat 76'minutes
  • 10Mané

Substitutes

  • 8Keïta
  • 12Gomez
  • 15Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 17Jones
  • 18Minamino
  • 26Robertson
  • 27Origi
  • 47Phillips
  • 62Kelleher

Crystal Palace

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Guaita
  • 2WardBooked at 83mins
  • 16Andersen
  • 6Guéhi
  • 3Mitchell
  • 23Gallagher
  • 8KouyatéSubstituted forOliseat 82'minutes
  • 18McArthurSubstituted forRiedewaldat 65'minutes
  • 9J Ayew
  • 20BentekeSubstituted forÉdouardat 65'minutes
  • 11Zaha

Substitutes

  • 1Butland
  • 4Milivojevic
  • 5Tomkins
  • 7Olise
  • 12Hughes
  • 17Clyne
  • 22Édouard
  • 34Kelly
  • 44Riedewald

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Liverpool 3, Crystal Palace 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Liverpool 3, Crystal Palace 0.

  3. Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Virgil van Dijk.

  4. Attempt blocked. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jairo Riedewald.

  5. Offside, Liverpool. Mohamed Salah tries a through ball, but Sadio Mané is caught offside.

  6. Goal! Liverpool 3, Crystal Palace 0. Naby Keïta (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner following a corner.

  7. Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Joachim Andersen.

  8. Attempt blocked. Curtis Jones (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Substitution, Liverpool. Divock Origi replaces Jordan Henderson.

  10. Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jairo Riedewald.

  11. Foul by James Milner (Liverpool).

  12. Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Konstantinos Tsimikas (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Foul by Joel Ward (Crystal Palace).

  16. Substitution, Crystal Palace. Michael Olise replaces Cheikhou Kouyaté.

  17. Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  18. Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Alisson.

  19. Attempt saved. Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  20. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

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