Liverpool has great chances to be the favorite team to their own succession in this 2020/2021 season of Premier League. After the title of last year and the supremacy over English football, the Reds impressed this weekend by blowing up Crystal Palace 7-0 on the lands of their victims of the day.
The first time ever that Liverpool scores seven goals away
With Guinean midfielder Naby Keïta, Senegalese striker Sadio Mané and Cameroonian central defender Joël Matip on the pitch when the game started, the Reds early scored (3’) before taking a three-goal advance at halftime. Sadio Mané scored the second goal and Liverpool quickly made Crystal Palace look almost ridiculous: Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew and Ivorian striker Wilfried Zaha were powerless for the southern London squad.
Showing up in the second half, Egyptian star Mohamed Salah added up two goals in the last minutes and turned this victory into the greatest and largest one of the Reds in Premier League for a game played away.
Ranking first of the Premier League thanks to this almighty win, the players of Jürgen Klopp can quietly look at the results of their opponents without the fear of being overtaken. Tottenham, Leicester or Everton will stay behind no matter the outcome of this fourteenth day of Premier League.
The African contingent of Liverpool can rejoice at a victory which is both impressive and unquestionable. Adversaries, not only poor Crystal Palace, will understand (if they needed to) that Liverpool will be difficult to outperform this year. Facing up to Red Bull Leipzig in round of sixteen of Champions’ League, the Reds will also try to do better than next year in this competition, won in 2019 but which ended up on a disappointment last year with an early elimination against Atlético de Madrid.