Liverpool vs Crystal Palace: One Sharp Against The Eagles

Liverpool has their main weapon ahead of the duel with Crystal Palace in the final week of the Premier League 2020/2021. Mohamed Salah who can be leaned on.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace is played in the English League continued on Sunday (23/5/2021). The Reds need full points to win a ticket to the Champions League next season.

Chelsea, Liverpool, and Leicester City are competing for the Champions League ticket. The Blues are in third place with 67 points, the Reds and The Foxes followed after with a collection of 66 points.

In his entire career in the Premier League, Salah has faced Crystal Palace 8 times. There have been as many as 6 matches played with Liverpool, the results always win.

In the last three matches against Palace, Salah has always scored goals. There were 3 goals and 2 assists recorded by Salah when he faced the London team.

Salah played a big role when Liverpool celebrated goals against Palace in the first round of the Premier League this season. The Reds won 7-0, Salah made 2 goals and 1 assist.

Overall, Salah has recorded 6 goals and 4 assists against Palace. In those 8 matches, Salah swallowed 1 defeat against Palace while still defending Chelsea.

This season, Salah is still a mainstay of Liverpool on the front lines. He scored 31 goals and 5 assists, still the most prolific player in Liverpool so far this season.

Winger Liverpool, Sadio Mané, has always been a scourge for goalkeeper Crystal Palace. The Senegalese player has never missed a goal against Crystal Palace in the last five meetings in the Premier League, the highest caste of the Premier League. This could continue in the Liverpool vs Crystal Palace match which will be held at Anfield Stadium, Thursday (25/6/2020) at 02.15 WIB. Moreover, Mane has the opportunity to match Liverpool’s legendary striker Ian Rush’s goal record against Crystal Palace. Together with Liverpool, Ian Rush has broken into the goal of the club nicknamed The Eagles, while Mane five times. Mane’s goal against Crystal Palace is equivalent to that of another Liverpool legend, Steve McManaman.

Therefore, Crystal Palace seems to have to find a way to stem Mane’s peace in this meeting. Based on experience in the previous five meetings, Crystal Palace has proven to always fail to anticipate the speed and sharpness of the 28-year-old player. Crystal has been recorded as having changed goalkeepers three times in the last five meetings against Liverpool. However, this step did not work for Mane. He always managed to break into Crystal Palace’s goal. The goalkeeper from Wales, Wayne Hennesy, became the first victim of Mane’s ferocity when he faced Crystal Palace. Of the three appearances against Liverpool, Hennesy always failed to secure the net from Mane’s threats.

At the next meeting, Crystal Palace no longer installed Hennesy as the main goalkeeper. They trust the position of Italian goalkeeper Julian Speroni. Similar to Hennesy, Speroni also failed to stem Mane’s sharpness who managed to break into the Crystal Palace goal and led Liverpool to win by a score of 4-3. At that time, Mane contributed the fourth goal for Liverpool. In the last meeting of the two teams which took place in the first round of the English League for the 2019-2020 season, the role of Crystal Palace’s main goalkeeper changed again. This time, the goalkeeper from Spain, Vicente Guaita, is trusted to block Liverpool’s attack line, especially Mane. However, just like the two previous Crystal Palace goalkeepers, Guaita failed to carry out his duties. Mane continued to break into the Crystal Palace goal and Liverpool won 2-1. This record makes Mane the Liverpool player that Crystal Palace is the wariest of in this meeting.

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