Slow burning Liverpool might be a surprise package
It was the same old Liverpool when they conceded a last-minute equaliser against Watford on opening day, as once again their vulnerability from set-plays was highlighted by the Hornets.
Jurgen Klopp went into the match against Crystal Palace knowing that his side had a horrendous record against the Eagles.
Andy Robertson was handed his debut and the Scot did not disappoint. Robertson marauded forward at every opportunity, setting up crosses for his teammates to feed on.
James Milner, who himself had quite a game operating from the centre of the park, regularly found the full back in open areas, and the former Hull defender fully obliged.
Liverpool outshot Palace 18-4, with Sadio Mane being the most clinical player on the pitch taking the most number of shots on target. The Senegalese winger also scored the goal which ensured his side’s victory.
All three of Liverpool’s star performers were included in the end of week stats showdown by Sky Sports, clearly underlining their contribution against a bogey side which the Reds have struggled against in recent years.
Check out the graphic (via @AnfieldEdition) below –