After drawing 3-3 at Watford on the opening day of the new Premier League season, Liverpool looked infinitely better defensively against Crystal Palace at home, earning a… poor, but still a three-point win.
Hard job. I have no idea how much we had the ball but it was a lot. We had moments in the first half but had to be more patient because they were deep
Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports after the match, which was decided by a Sadio Mane goal in the 73rd minute.
We didn’t score but we didn’t give counter-attacks away. Second half, we did it better, the first part was really good. We were really awake and defended really well and I loved the goal because it was not a clear situation. It was a counter-pressing situation. We had other chances but I am completely happy with how we did the job
the Liverpool manager also said. Last, he was asked about Anfield, and how important it was that unlike last weekend, this time the Reds were playing at home.
Anfield helps a lot. I think it was the difference
the German manager admitted. Next up for Liverpool is the huge game against Arsenal next Sunday, again at home.