The Reds looked set to limp to a deflating loss on the road as Palace went into half-time a goal ahead courtesy of Luka Milivojevic’s penalty.
Speaking after the game Klopp described the three points as “dirty,” and taking to Instagram as they made their way back to Merseyside his squad echoed this sentiment.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, whose lofted cross played a pivotal role in Salah’s winner, praised his team-mates for their spirit in clawing back from behind, as well as the influence of the travelling Kop:
It was Andrew Robertson who benefited from Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pass to lay the assist on for Salah, and the Scot mirrored his team-mate’s views after the game:
Interestingly, Virgil van Dijk attested to the difficulty of readjusting to the challenge at Selhurst Park after an international break that saw him cement himself as Netherlands captain:
Lallana’s injury, suffered after just three minutes on the field as a second-half substitute, was the clear negative from Saturday’s game, with the midfielder’s season potentially over.
Lovren told his fellow Southampton alumni “you will come back stronger,” with Lallana having already missed the majority of the season with a serious thigh injury:
The Croatian also revealed a welcome reunion with ex-Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho after the game, joined by Sadio Mane in wishing Palace’s No. 12 the “best of luck for the rest of the season”:
This weekend win in Croydon underlined the need for character as Liverpool fight for a successful end to the season, and in recognising that Klopp’s squad showed the attitude required.