Liverpool Set To End Thirty Years Wait For English Premier League

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The win at Crystal Palace on November 23 2019  made it 30 league games unbeaten for Klopp’s side and further, one may say that they are set to end an incredible 30-year wait for the English league title.

Jurgen Klopp praised his side for getting a good result with Roberto Firmino 85th-minute goal at Selhurst Park to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 on Saturday and maintain their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

“Getting a result at Crystal Palace, I don’t take it for granted,” said Klopp, whose side are eight points clear of Leicester after 13 games.

“We are not out there to show we invented football. We have a job to do to get results. We did that again.

“I have no problem that we were not brilliant today. You just have to make sure you are ready to fight for the result and we were that from the first minute.

“Could we have played better? Yes. But we had players on the pitch that on Thursday morning who were still on the plane back from Abu Dhabi or wherever (during the international break). That’s not too cool.”

Liverpool was without Mohamed Salah, who was on the bench for an ankle injury and that made them lacked their usual fluency going forward in a first half dominated by Palace.

Wilfried Zaha cancelled out Sadio Mane’s second-half opener. Set-piece had given Palace the lead two minutes before half-time. A Luka Milivojevic free-kick clipped the head of Georginio Wijnaldum and dropped into the path of James Tomkins to nod home at the far post. But Klopp’s men had VAR to thank for ruling the goal out after a review ruled that Jordan Ayew had fouled Dejan Lovren in the area.