Liverpool rides on Salah's strike

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool

Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah scored his 29th Premier League goal of the season to give the Reds a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace as his record-breaking campaign continued on Saturday.

Mane was fortunate to avoid a second booking for a blatant handball in the second half before they had taken the lead at Selhurst Park, and Palace's Martin Kelly - once of Liverpool - felt his opponent should have been sent off.

Despite being elevated to superstar status over the a year ago after his heroics in guiding Egypt to the World Cup, Salah remains a humble and hard-working player who shuns the limelight and is reluctant to give media interviews. But we all have these game-changer moments in our life and maybe that was one of his.

Yet despite their dominance this season they were beaten, 4-3, by Liverpool on their last visit to Anfield in January.

Pep Guardiola concedes he is going to have to work on a special game plan to stop Mohamed Salah and Liverpool's "almost unstoppable" strike force when Manchester City travel to Merseyside for a mouth-watering Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday.

"I want to win the Premier League", he added. Do we know we have a chance?

Real in particular have been lacking a player of Salah's profile all season, while the Egyptian would surely be handed opportunities at the expense of Ousmane Dembele at Barca.

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Jurgen Klopp has made a habit of supporting his players through periods of indifferent form, and this approach has served him well, with both Dejan Lovren and Loris Karius showing signs of improvement lately.

"We were all desperately waiting for him, he is coming step-by-step back and now it is a big, big blow for us and him".

"In specific moments, we are on a similar level but they do it much more consistent, that's why they have around 20 points more.

I can't control what he does, so I've just got to make sure I prepare well for games and be ready", he said. "That is why he got the next penalty at Liverpool and missed it [against Huddersfield], so that was not too good! If you deliver in a situation like this, this is what can happen to you".

"I was never a manager who thought what is the best result?"

"Scoring goals away is so important and we are going to try to score goals but we can not deny three people running up front plus [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain in the middle plus set-pieces with [Virgil] Van Dijk - they are an extraordinary team".