By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Today, Saturday 18th of September, Liverpool thrashed Crystal Palace to a 3-0 win, thereby setting first at the premier league table for now.
Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 3-0
It was an easy match for Liverpool, as they dominated over the visiting team.
Their celebration of their win today has however, been dented by a calf injury sustained by one of their great players, Thiago Alcantara.
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp, while reacting to the injury said : “He felt the calf. So far I don’t know exactly but we hope it is not too serious.”
Thiago sustained a calf injury
From records, Liverpool are now 15 games unbeaten and looking in ominous form as they try to regain the Premier League title, having lost the trophy to Manchester City last term.
As it may seem with a 3:0 win, Klopp accepted they were not at their best in defeating Patrick Vieira’s side.
He said: “It is one of the most hard-fought three-nils I ever saw. We had to give everything. Really hard but fair challenges. Physicality in the game was immense and we had to be ready in each situation.”
“The chips in behind our full-backs gave us a struggle. The longer the game went, they used that more and more.
“We had to run. We’ve said it plenty of times, the Wednesday/Saturday rhythm is really hard. We came through, we scored wonderful goals and used our set-pieces. It is really massive in games like this. If it would have been 1-0 I would have said these are the games you have to win, when you are not brilliant. That’s what we did today.
“We were not flying today. We had to grind out a proper performance. I really liked it. When you look back at the end of the season you have these games when it was really fun. And some when it was really important. This is one of those important games.” he concluded.