Salah reigns again as Reds stage Palace coup
Andrew Robertson on the left, whose pass found the Egyptian in the box. Salah took a touch before firing home for his 29th Premier League goal of the season.
But even then there was a sense that the Reds had been lucky. Their former striker Christian Benteke missed two glorious chances, and had one of those gone in then it could have been a different story. In contrast, Salah had only one real chance and made it count.
Next up for Liverpool is Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday. And for Jordan Henderson, victory over Palace sets them up nicely for the biggest game of their season so far.
“It was a big result. We were not at our best, but we kept going and fighting,” the Reds skipper said.
“It is a sign of a good team to win while not playing our best. We kept finding a way and Mo got another goal to win the game.
“At half-time we thought we could get back in the game and win it. The lads reacted brilliantly. (The win) gives us momentum for the game on Wednesday.”
MIGHTY MO: Mohamed Salah claimed his 29th Premier League goal of the season. (Reuters)