Liverpool beat Crystal Palace: Sadio Mane’s brace guarantee Liverpool UEFA Champions League spot on final day

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace: Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on the final day of the season to finish in the top four of the Premier League
Liverpool beat Crystal Palace: Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on the final day of the season to finish in the top four of the Premier League

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace: Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on the final day of the season, as Jurgen Klopp’s side finished in the top four of the Premier League and secured their UEFA Champions League spot.

Sadio Mane scored in each half to complete a comfortable win for Liverpool and with Chelsea losing and Leicester drawing on the final day, Liverpool ended up finishing in third place.

The Reds, after all of their injury problems, had an incredible finish to the season and won 69 points. Crystal Palace finished 14th on 44 points.

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Crystal Palace started well as Andros Townsend whipped a free kick in which Alisson had to push over. Moments later a slack pass from TAA found Townsend and he should have put Palace ahead.

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace: The winger ran in on goal but smashed his shot just wide. Alexander-Arnold almost scored a brilliant long-range free kick for Liverpool as the hosts finally got going.

Sadio Mane crossed for Salah but his shot was deflected wide, and from that corner Rhys Williams had a free header and was six yards out but he nodded over.

Salah then curled over and was put clean through moments later but Vicente Guaita saved well as he stood tall. Roberto Firmino then hammered a shot on goal which was deflected just wide.

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace: In the second half it was all about staying calm for Liverpool, as Palace had a threat on the counter.

Tempers flared a little in the second half as Jordan Ayew had a chance, but then Mane wrapped things up. Salah played a one-two with Thiago Alcantara and played in Mane as his deflected shot flew in.

Salah tried to score a few more on his own late on as he pushed for the golden boot. At the final whistle Liverpool’s players and fans went wild, as Jurgen Klopp was hugely emotional as his side sealed a remarkable top four finish.

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