Liverpool came back from being a goal down in the first-half to defeat Crystal Palace 4-3 at home to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table.
Liverpool were dealt a blow in the first period as Andros Townsend finished past Alisson to give the Eagles the lead in the 34th minute. However, the Reds put up a spirited fight after the break, as star man Mohamed Salah brought them back on level terms within a minute of the restart.
Seven minutes later, Jurgen Klopp’s men were in the lead, courtesy of a Roberto Firmino strike, but Palace fought their way back to equalize through James Tomkins’ headed effort in the 65th minute. However, a huge error from veteran Palace keeper Julian Speroni allowed Salah to score his second goal of the game and put the Reds in front again.
Liverpool were reduced to ten men after veteran James Milner was sent off for his second booking in the 89th minute, but Sadio Mane ensured that didn’t hurt the home side, netting in the added time to make it 4-2. Max Meyer added a consolation goal for Palace late on, but Liverpool held on for three points in a thrilling encounter.
And here’s how the Reds supporters reacted to the scintillating contest at Anfield;
Wow what a mad game that was 4-3 it was nervy but we got the win huge result I’m so happy come on Liverpool
— maximillian creek (@maxicreek) January 19, 2019
— Nicole McCarthy (@NMcCarthy101) January 19, 2019
— Ndumiso Nkosi Sjukes🇿🇦 (@ndumiso_nkosi1) January 19, 2019
That was the most Liverpool game I’ve seen all season
— Indigo 🉐 (@IndigoLFC) January 19, 2019
That’s a proper test of Liverpool’s title credentials. Ridiculous amount of pressure on them to turn the game on it’s head, and that’s exactly what they did.
Form of champions, that.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) January 19, 2019
This is LIVERPOOL!🔴❤️ pic.twitter.com/0XY9LRgZ2n
— 🇿🇲Karisto Chanda The2nd🇿🇦 (@neyzareto) January 19, 2019
Another Liverpool win..another night in Pep's head. pic.twitter.com/mca007Aq16
— AnfieldUrchin (@AnfieldUrchin) January 19, 2019
Liverpool showed character today. I'm proud #LIVCRY
— Maleka (@Maleka_Moroane) January 19, 2019
How do you know #Liverpool will win the league this year?
Because anyone who has paid any attention to Premier League over the years knows: the team that wins, always and anyhow, find a way to win the 3 points. Every year, it’s the same!
And that is Liverpool this year! Tch!
— Pankaj Khadka (@thepankajkhadka) January 19, 2019
I age 10 years whenever I watch Liverpool 🤦🏻♂️
— Khal-El (@adam_alkhal) January 19, 2019
Mohamed Salah was at the heart of Liverpool’s comeback, scoring two goals on the day to take his tally to 16 league goals. In the process, he also became the first Egyptian footballer to score 50 goals in the Premier League (48 for Liverpool, 2 for Chelsea). And the fans hailed the performance of their talismanic forward against the Eagles.
— Rawan yehia (@Rawan_yehia28) January 19, 2019
Mohamed Salah's game by numbers vs. Crystal Palace:
21 (78%) passes completed
3 take-ons completed
2 shots on target
1 chance created
A landmark goal. pic.twitter.com/b92yq7vqEU
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 19, 2019
Son: "Dad, why was my sister named Tulip?"
Dad: "Well son, your mother loves Tulips."
Son: "Ah, thanks Dad."
Dad: "No problem, Mo Salah Egyptian King." pic.twitter.com/EwbWHF0aTP
— Mo Salah Facts (@MoSalahFacts) January 19, 2019
Mohamed Salah is a genius.
— Oliver Bond (@Oliver__Bond) January 19, 2019
Salah haters back to caves until next game. See u soon. 👋 pic.twitter.com/ail4G7yGHa
— kloppéten (@KL0PP10) January 19, 2019
Mo Salah now has the best minutes per goal + assist ratio in Premier League history with 80 mins per goal/assist. The Egyptian King is here to take over.
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) January 19, 2019
I just want to say good evening to all those who said "Salah" is a one season wonder thing… 😝 #YNWA
— Nana Opoku Boakye (@iam_thesummit) January 19, 2019
YNWA ❤️ huge win! Salah with two, definitely the leagues best
— SWIFT (@HamzaSwift) January 19, 2019
Mohamed Salah is a precious precious human being. Absolutely love the guy. What a man!
What a player! ❤❤❤
— Salahmander (@nova_stine) January 19, 2019
Salah is different class. Unreal in that 2nd half.
— GreenScouser (@GreenScouser_) January 19, 2019