Mohamed Salah struck a late winner as Jurgen Klopp marked his 100th sport accountable for Liverpool with a 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Crystal Palace.
The Egyptian scored his 29th purpose of a massively spectacular debut season in England, his 84th-minute end finishing Liverpool’s turnaround at Selhurst Park.
Luka Milivojevic transformed a13th-minute penalty to provide the hosts a half-time lead after Loris Karius’ choice to hurry out and confront Wilfried Zaha had resulted in a blatant foul on the Palace participant.
Nonetheless, Sadio Mane equalised 4 minutes after the break to attract Liverpool stage, steering residence James Milner’s low cross from the left.
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The purpose was the spotlight of an eventful sport for the Senegal worldwide, who had a first-half effort chalked off, was booked for diving earlier than the break after which one way or the other averted seeing a second yellow card for deliberate handball.
Salah sealed the comeback with a composed end, controlling the ball neatly earlier than prodding past Wayne Hennessey to raise Liverpool as much as second within the desk.
The guests had began brightly too, controlling the opening phases solely to fall behind when Zaha’s intelligent burst in behind Trent Alexander-Arnold led to Karius conceding a penalty.
The Palace winger had already caught out the teenage full-back within the opening minutes with the same run in behind, just for Liverpool’s goalkeeper to dam his try together with his chest.
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Karius wasn’t required when the 2 confronted one another for a second time quickly after, however his late arrival noticed him spectacularly take out Zaha and reward spot-kick specialist Milivojevic the prospect to interrupt the impasse.
Liverpool’s makes an attempt to reply previous to the break centred round Mane, with the ahead seeing a close-range header rightly dominated out for offside.
He inadvertently helped the hosts by diverting Virgil van Dijk’s on-target header large of the goal earlier than choosing up a reserving for simulation, his theatrical fall following a sort out by James McArthur failing to idiot referee Neil Swarbrick.
But a change of ends resulted in a change of fortunes for Mane and Liverpool, who misplaced second-half substitute Adam Lallana to damage simply 324 seconds after his arrival off the bench.
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James Milner bought Aaron Wan-Bissaka a dummy to create house for a low cross that left his team-mate needing to only apply the of completion from shut vary.
Benteke did not take two superb probabilities to place Palace again in entrance, first lobbing large with solely Karius to beat earlier than spooning over Andros Townsend’s cross, and Salah made the Belgian pay for his profligacy.
The winger confirmed nice composure to tuck residence Andrew Robertson’s cross from the left, his 37th purpose in all competitions securing a morale-boosting consequence forward of the mouth-watering Champions League quarter-final towards Manchester Metropolis in midweek.