Liverpool thrashes Crystal Palace to go atop Premier League


Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace

Sadio Mane scored his 100th Liverpool goal in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace which sent Jurgen Klopp’s side three points clear at the Premier League summit.

Mane pounced on the rebound from Mohamed Salah’s header from a corner to reach his century for the club (43), while also becoming the first player in Premier League history to net in nine consecutive games against a single opposition.

Both sides had come close to opening the scoring before that in a topsy-turvy opening at Anfield. Alisson turned Wilfried Zaha’s goalbound effort onto the post with less than two minutes gone, while Diogo Jota blazed over horrendously from four yards shortly before Mane’s goal.

Salah struck from another corner after losing Jairo Riedewald 12 minutes from time, and a stunning Naby Keita volley, from yet another, sealed victory late on (89).