Liverpool v Crystal Palace, 24 June 2020

Score4-0 to Liverpool
RefereeMartin Atkinson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAnfield
Kick-off: 8.15pm Played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Premier League Head to Head Played: 22 Liverpool won: 14 Drawn: 3 Crystal Palace won: 5 Liverpool scored: 51 Crystal Palace scored: 28 This game was due to be played on 21 March 2020 but was postponed on 13 March 2020 due to the Premier League’s decision to suspend all games following the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Liverpool had now won six consecutive league games against Crystal Palace for the first time.

4 Liverpool

Manager: Jürgen Klopp

0 Crystal Palace

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Goals:

Trent Alexander-Arnold 23 G
Mohamed Salah 44 G
Fabinho 55 G
Sadio Mané 69 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Defender Joe Gomez
Defender Andy Robertson
Defender Virgil Van Dijk
Defender/Midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold
Defender/Midfielder Fabinho
Defender/Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Midfielder/Forward Sadio Mané
Midfielder/Forward Mohamed Salah

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender Gary Cahill
Defender Mamadou Sakho
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté
Midfielder James McArthur
Midfielder James McCarthy
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha
Forward Jordan Ayew

Substitutions:

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Jordan Henderson 64
Neco Williams for Trent Alexander-Arnold 74
Takumi Minamino for Roberto Firmino 74
Harvey Elliott for Andy Robertson 84
Naby Keïta for Sadio Mané 84

Substitutions:

Max Meyer for Wilfried Zaha 15
Luka Milivojević for Cheikhou Kouyaté 66
Jaïro Riedewald for James McArthur 66
Brandon Pierrick for Jordan Ayew 84

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Adrián
Defender Dejan Lovren
Defender Neco Williams
Midfielder Harvey Elliott
Midfielder Curtis Jones
Midfielder Naby Keïta
Midfielder/Forward Takumi Minamino
Forward Divock Origi

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Stephen Henderson
Defender Scott Dann
Defender Tyrick Mitchell
Defender Jaïro Riedewald
Defender Nikola Tavares
Midfielder Max Meyer
Midfielder Luka Milivojević
Midfielder/Forward Brandon Pierrick

Comments:

League position: 1st The following evening, due to Manchester City failing to win their game at Chelsea, Liverpool were confirmed as champions of the Premier League for the first time and English league champions for the 19th time (first since 1989-90). Although no team had won the league so late in the year, the Reds created top division history by clinching the title with seven games still to play; two more games than the previous record (four times) most recently achieved by Manchester City in 2017-18. This became Liverpool's 48th major trophy but the 30-year gap (11,016 days) since their last league title involved five runners-up seasons, eight permanent managers and 1,151 league games. They extended their top division record to 23 consecutive home wins (scored 67 goals and conceded 15). In their 50th game of 2019-20, Liverpool had now scored more than 100 goals in all competitions for a third consecutive season; the first time they have done so since 1986-87 (eight in a row). Sadio Mané became the tenth player to score in six consecutive appearances in the Premier League against the same opposing club and the second for the Reds after Mohamed Salah against AFC Bournemouth.

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League position: 9th This was Crystal Palace’s heaviest defeat since they lost 4-0 at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on 14 September 2019. Palace had won each of their preceding four games in the Premier League so failed in their attempt to equal their club record of five consecutive wins in the division, set in December 1992 and April 2014. Jordan Ayew became the 34th player to make 50 appearances for the Eagles in the Premier League. Palace had now conceded 600 goals in the Premier League (played 419, scored 453). Crystal Palace named eight of a possible nine substitutes.