Liverpool is riding a great victory they earned in midweek as they defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 thanks to a stoppage-time header from Roberto Firmino.
The Reds went ahead in the first half when Mohamed Salah’s shot deflected past Hugo Lloris, but it wasn’t long before Tottenham responded with Heung-Min Son netting his 11th goal of the season.
The game looked like it was heading towards a stalemate before Roberto Firmino connected with Andy Robertson’s corner to put Liverpool 2-1 up in the 90th minute.
Judging by Firmino’s 90-–yard run to the Kop, that was an important three points for Liverpool that put them three points clear at the top of the table.
Liverpool is swiftly back into action on Saturday afternoon as they travel to Crystal Palace where a win could give them a bit of a lead at the top of the table with Tottenham Hotspur facing a tough test against Leicester City on Sunday.
Liverpool’s opponents on Saturday drew 1-1 with West Ham United during midweek as well as Tottenham Hotspur last week.
Palace is never the most consistent side in terms of results, but they will constantly cause problems for the opposition.
Former Liverpool man Christian Benteke, who has looked like an absolute shell of himself in the last few seasons has undergone somewhat of a resurgence in the last few weeks.
After going scoreless in his first 10 league games of the season, Benteke opened his account with a brace in the 5-1 win over West Brom.
The Belgian international continued his goal-scoring with the opener in Palace’s 1-1 draw with West Ham before getting sent off.
Palace sit 12th in the table after 13 games, having won five, lost five and drawn three. Surprisingly, Palace is just six points off the UEFA Champions League places with the Premier League table tight.
Despite the game being played at Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace remain the last side to defeat Liverpool at home back in April 2017, but Liverpool’s luck at Selhurst Park is even better than their luck at Anfield, last losing a league game at Palace’s stomping ground in 2014.
Liverpool is riding a six-match league winning streak against Palace, winning 4-0 in their last game and 2-1 in their last meeting at Selhurst Park.
Despite the improved form of Benteke and the continued excellence of Wilfried Zaha, who should get a move to one of the Premier League’s top six next season if I may say, I think Liverpool will have too much for the Eagles in what I think will be a 1-0 victory for the visitors.
Odds on a Palace home win open at +550. Odds on a Liverpool away win open at -200. Odds on a draw between the two sides open at +333.