Emre Can relieved to end 8-month goal drought in Liverpool’s win over Crystal Palace

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Emre Can has spoken of his pleasure at scoring against Crystal Palace on Saturday, following a long spell without a Liverpool goal

The Reds won 4-2 in a scintillating Premier League clash at Selhurst Park, as Jurgen Klopp‘s side won for the eighth time in nine games.

Can opened the scoring with a deflected effort in south London, setting Liverpool on their way to three more invaluable points.

It was the 22-year-old’s first goal since he found the net at Aston Villa in February, and he revealed his delight at both his strike and the Reds’ win.

“I’m very happy that I scored a goal because in the last few games I had chances and didn’t score. I’m very happy that I scored after such a long time,” Can said.

“We knew before the game it would be a very tough game.

“It’s always difficult to play at Crystal Palace, but we did very well in the first half.

“The second half was not too good. But you have to win these kinds of games—we did it and we’re very happy.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 29, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can celebrates scoring the first goal against Crystal Palace during the FA Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Can also discussed the improved depth within Liverpool’s squad, singling out Alberto Moreno for his impressive performance in the absence of James Milner.

“You can see we have a very strong squad,” he added.

“Alberto did very well. He is a very good player and he played with confidence, that’s what we need. He did his job very well.”

Klopp’s men look a real force at the moment, and slowly but surely title talk is gathering steam, not just from Liverpool supporters.

There is a confidence about them that looks unstoppable, and although their defensive flaws once again reared their ugly head against Palace, there is lots to feel positive about.

Next up for the Reds is the visit of Watford next Sunday, as the quest for a maiden Premier League title continues.

To mark the end of the 30-year wait for a league title, the ‘Liverpool Mishmash’ poster is available to order exclusively on This Is Anfield — the history of the Reds in one image!

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