The defending champions 7-0 win over Crystal Palace was a victory as special and as era-defining as anything we’ve seen in Jurgen Klopp’s half-decade in charge.

Roberto Firmino and substitute Mohamed Salah scored twice as both notched superb braces on a memorable afternoon in south London.

The Reds had drawn four and lost one of their top-flight games on the road following a 2-0 win at Chelsea on September 20, but a return to winning ways away from Anfield was never in doubt after Takumi Minamino showed good feet before finding the bottom corner after three minutes for his first Premier League goal.

There were quality goals from captain Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane and Takumi Minamino. Liverpool are six points clear of Tottenham Hotspur will heap pressure on the likes of Tottenham, who host Leicester tomorrow.

Liverpool extend their lead at the top of the table with a display of leadpipe cruelty at Selhurst Park. Six of the seven goals were bona fide beauties. Palace looked the better team for much of the first half, but Liverpool took them apart on the break and then did as they pleased in the second half.


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