Liverpool earned a crucial 2-0 victory away to Crystal Palace on Monday evening, digging deep and displaying their new-found grittiness.
A 4-0 win at home to West Ham last weekend was the perfect way for the Reds to begin their Premier League account, but a trip to Selhurst Park looked tricky.
On paper, there are few tougher grounds to visit outside the top six and Liverpool would have to work very hard to pick up maximum points.
Jurgen Klopp and former Reds boss Roy Hodgson were cordial with one another prior to kick-off – it’s fair to say the current man in charge at Anfield is faring better than his predecessor ever did!
Mohamed Salah wasn’t at his best throughout the evening but he was still making things happen, winning a penalty just before half-time.
James Milner tucked away the spot-kick in his own ice-cool manner and the veteran celebrated with his Reds teammates.
Salah raced through on goal with 15 minutes remaining but was brought down by Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with the Palace defender given his marching orders by Michael Oliver.
In the dying seconds it was Sadio Mane‘s turn to be sent clean-through on goal and the Senegalese finished well to send the away fans into raptures.
It was a huge signal of intent by Liverpool, as highlighted by Klopp’s happiness after the final whistle.
Next up is the visit of Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday evening, as the Reds aim to make it three wins out of three this season.