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3 things that went right for Liverpool in the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace

Uday Jaria
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Mohamed Salah scored the winner against Crystal Palace

Liverpool played Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in their 32nd game of the season and they defeated the Eagles 2-1 in a close encounter to temporarily move to second place on the points table above Manchester United.

Crystal Palace got an early lead in the 13th minute when Luka Milvojevic successfully guided the ball past Loris Karius from the penalty spot. However, Liverpool successfully came back into the game through Sadio Mane just after the break before Mohamed Salah scored the winning goal in the 84th minute.

We look at the three things that went right for Jurgen Klopp's side against Palace.


#3 Forced change in Liverpool's formation

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Adam Lallana's injury forced Liverpool to change their formation

Adam Lallana's injury in the 70th minute forced Liverpool to make a change in their formation and they brought in Dejan Lovren to replace him.

Bringing on a defender in place of an attacking midfielder is not a wise decision while chasing the game, however, this decision went in favor of the Reds on this occasion.

Klopp deployed a three-man backline for rest of the game and gave the license to the full-backs to play further forward and help the attack. This proved to be a masterstroke and both their full-backs were their main threats for Palace for the rest of the game.

They swung in many dangerous crosses into the Palace penalty box before Andy Robertson finally assisted Salah to score Liverpool's winning goal in the 84th minute.

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