Roberto Firmino rounds off Liverpool’s goal rush at Crystal Palace

On a day when all three of the Premier League’s pacesetters flexed their attacking muscles, Liverpool knew they could rely on their own lust for goals to turn a potentially awkward contest into another celebration.

Crystal Palace contributed to a captivating encounter, twice pegging back Liverpool as they endeavoured to contain the surges from the away team, with Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino showcasing bewitching skills – no mean feat – but Jürgen Klopp’s team were in one of those moods where they ooze goals. There could have been many more. As it was, the selection included a team goal based on slick passing, two set pieces and a sumptuous lob. All very tasty from Klopp’s perspective. He might wonder about eradicating some of the defensive wobbles. But that is surely a poser for another day. Liverpool extended their dazzling run, picking up their sixth win from their last seven Premier League games and have verve to burn.

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