Champions-elect thrash Crystal Palace 4-0 at Anfield

‘They want to fulfil the wishes of the people at home’

 Mohamed Salah scores Liverpool’s second goal of a thrilling victory over Crystal Palace which means they will win the title on Thursday night if Manchester City fail to beat Chelsea. 

Jürgen Klopp believes Liverpool’s performance in the win over Crystal Palace epitomised his side’s desire to end the club’s 30-year wait for the league title.

Anything but a victory for Manchester City when they travel to face Chelsea on Thursday night would see Liverpool crowned champions for the first time since 1990 after a scintillating display saw the champions-elect sweep to a 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday thanks to goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mané.

Klopp, who admitted he will watch the match at Stamford Bridge – although “not to prepare a celebration” but because Liverpool face City in their next fixture – heaped praise on his players after they recorded a 23rd consecutive victory at Anfield that means they require just two points to seal a first Premier League title.

“You should not underestimate how much this team wants it. You should not,” he said. “This team really wants it. They want to fulfil the wishes of the people at home. Really. We all have a common dream but we have to work for it and we have to work our way for it. We cannot play like other teams but we can play pretty good stuff and that’s what the boys did tonight.”   Continue reading

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