LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, August 20, 2018: Liverpool's James Milner celebrates scoring the first goal from a penalty kick with team-mate Roberto Firmino (centre) and Naby Keita (right) during the FA Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool FC at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Games like this win you titles”, “Van Dijk superb” – Fans react to Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool

Liverpool showed a champion’s mentality at Crystal Palace on Monday night, grinding their way to a hard-fought 2-0 win.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool

Premier League, Selhurst Park
August 20, 2018

Goals: Milner pen 45′, Mane 90+3′

After cruising past West Ham in their Premier League opener, the Reds were given a far sterner test at an atmospheric Selhurst Park.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side dominated the first half without creating a huge amount, but James Milner‘s penalty on the stroke of half-time gave them a precious lead.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off for hauling down Mohamed Salah after the break, before Liverpool survived a late onslaught by the 10-man hosts.

Sadio Mane got his third of the season in stoppage time, though, rounding Wayne Hennessey before finishing coolly following a slick break.

It was a huge win for Klopp’s men—here is how supporters reacted to the game across social media and our forums.


Fans were left joyous about the character and professionalism shown…

“Thoroughly professional performance games like this win you titles.”

wibseyred on the forums.

“Phew, I can breath again.

“Quality result. Palace away on a Monday night is one of the big banana skins of the season, glad we’ve got that one in the bank early.”

LFCFFC on the forums.


Van Dijk was colossal and earned the most praise…


While his defensive cohorts were also applauded…

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