Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic weighs in on Liverpool penalty row

Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic weighs in on Liverpool penalty row

Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic weighs in on Liverpool penalty row

However, Milner crucially converted from the penalty spot after a foul on Mohamed Salah at the end of the first half, with Mane's breakaway goal wrapping up the points deep into stoppage time.

Sadio Mane then sealed the deal for Liverpool in injury time, going on a long run and eventually rounding the Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy.

Liverpool's ideal start this season has come thanks to some familiar faces-goals by Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge, Sadio Mané, and James Milner.

Before the season started, many felt like Klopp's side were the closest rivals to Pep's Manchester City after strengthening their squad in key areas during the summer. OK we lost but we have to be proud. But it's about getting the win and the clean sheet, which was pleasing and so important.

But Liverpool took the lead on the stroke of half-time, Milner confidently tucking home a penalty when former Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho was adjudged to have tripped Salah in the box. There's so much competition in the team that we have to do that anyway.

After the first two games of the 2018/19 Premier League season, Liverpool are second in the table and have scored six goals, conceding none - the only team yet to concede a single goal in the division.

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While speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "It was not a brilliant performance - our full-backs can play 70 or 80% better - but I'm very happy with the result".

Palace boss Roy Hodgson was furious with the theatrics of Salah, saying after the game: "My frustration is I don't think that's a penalty. It's always going to be tough but we were ready for the fight".

"If I can say one thing, you are never guaranteed to win the league, but if we can compete then we will have done something what no other team has done since the last nine years".

"If people can't see that I'll be the pariah who only sees what he wants to see and all you guys will see something different and I will accept that".

Hodgson brought in Kouyate and Max Meyer to add further reinforcements in central midfield, yet on the evidence of the Fulham match these two new signings may have to wait in order to break into the starting lineup. "Our target is to be a hard opponent".

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