“Salah is going to cause mayhem this year” – Fans discuss Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace

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Liverpool produced an encouraging display to record a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in their opening game of the Premier League Asia Trophy.

Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace

Premier League Asia Trophy, Hong Kong Stadium
July 19, 2017

Goals: Solanke 61′, Origi 78′


The Reds travelled to Hong Kong earlier this week with a 25-man squad after they opened their summer preparations with a victory over Tranmere Rovers and followed it up with a 1-1 draw at Wigan Athletic.

Mohamed Salah, Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez all impressed for the Reds in the first half but Liverpool weren’t able to produce a goal and the teams were still level at half-time.

Liverpool continued to dominate possession after the break, though Christian Benteke, Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha proved to be a threat for Palace throughout.

Dominic Solanke, Ryan Kent and Philippe Coutinho were among 10 players introduced in the second half and the trio created chances in attack.

Solanke eventually broke the deadlock after 61 minutes when he scored his first goal for the club with a powerful, low drive from the edge of the area.

Divock Origi then doubled Liverpool’s lead with just over 10 minutes to go, sealing a place in Saturday’s ‘final’.

 

Fans relished the starting lineup as Salah, Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge all featured…

“Most excited to see Sturridge!”

Suman Mutra Facebook.

“All eyes on Sturridge? For me I know I’m in dreamland when I say imagine a fully fit Sturridge for just one season?”

Chris Hayneson Facebook.

 

Everyone was talking about the new kit too…

“Orange jerseys just look weird for LFC…”

Abyss on the forums.

 

Henderson’s passing was very impressive…

https://twitter.com/AnfieldRd96/status/887655423792345090

“Look at Henderson, seriously his passing is sublime.”

Outstanding Terrific Character on the forums.

 

And Salah’s skills and pace were certainly attracting attention…

“Salah is going to cause all sorts of mayhem this year.”

David Finch on the forums.

https://twitter.com/KimmyLFC/status/887657966555496448

 

At the back, Gomez made a strong impact…

“Gomez is really wanting to give Klopp something to think about.”

Scelo Sthole on Facebook.

https://twitter.com/ZeusLFC/status/887662496760418304

 

Solanke’s goal was a cracker…

 

There was also praise for Origi after he grabbed the second goal…

https://twitter.com/TomHolmes19/status/887676373959049216

Let us your know your reactions in the comments section.

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