Liverpool v Crystal Palace, 23 May 2021

Score2-0 to Liverpool
RefereeAndre Marriner
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAnfield
Attendance9,901
Kick-off: 4.00pm Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Premier League Head to Head Played: 24 Liverpool won: 16 Drawn: 3 Crystal Palace won: 5 Liverpool scored: 60 Crystal Palace scored: 28 Liverpool had now won the last eight meetings in the Premier League.

2 Liverpool

Manager: Jürgen Klopp

0 Crystal Palace

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Goals:

Sadio Mané 36 G
Sadio Mané 74 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Defender Nat Phillips
Defender Andy Robertson
Defender Rhys Williams
Defender/Midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold
Defender/Midfielder Fabinho
Midfielder Thiago Alcántara
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Midfielder/Forward Sadio Mané
Midfielder/Forward Mohamed Salah

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita
Defender Gary Cahill
Defender Tyrick Mitchell
Defender Jaïro Riedewald
Defender James Tomkins
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté
Midfielder James McCarthy
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha
Forward Jordan Ayew

Substitutions:

James Milner for Georginio Wijnaldum 78
Diogo Jota for Roberto Firmino 90
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Andy Robertson 90

Substitutions:

Jeffrey Schlupp for James Tomkins 58
Patrick Van Aanholt for James McCarthy 88
Martin Kelly for Cheikhou Kouyaté 89

Cards:

Trent Alexander-Arnold 72 Y
James Milner 86 Y

Cards:

Jordan Ayew 71 Y
Jaïro Riedewald 83 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Adrián
Defender Neco Williams
Defender/Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Defender/Midfielder James Milner
Defender/Midfielder Kostas Tsimikas
Midfielder Curtis Jones
Midfielder/Forward Diogo Jota
Midfielder/Forward Xherdan Shaqiri

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jack Butland
Defender Nathaniel Clyne
Defender Martin Kelly
Defender/Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp
Midfielder/Forward Jesuran Rak-Sakyi

Comments:

Final league position 2020-21: 3rd Liverpool needed to win this game to guarantee their place in the following season's UEFA Champions League. The Reds had now finished in the top four in five consecutive seasons in the top division for the first time since 1990-91 in League Division One. Mohamed Salah became the second player to finish as Liverpool's top scorer in all competitions in each of his first four seasons at Anfield, after Harry Chambers from 1919-20 to 1922-23. [c/o Michael Reid]

Comments:

Final league position 2020-21: 14th Having announced his departure earlier in the week, this was the last of former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson's 162 games in charge of Crystal Palace in all competitions (won 54, lost 70). Palace had now finished in 14th position in the Premier League in three of the last five seasons. They had now lost six of their last eight games in the Premier League (won two). Crystal Palace named seven of a possible nine substitutes.