Having celebrated the highest Premier League win of all time, the Reds will be at the top of the table at Christmas as well.
Jürgen Klopp believes Liverpool won’t be back at the top of the Premier League table at Christmas after their 7-0 win at Crystal Palace, but is glad his team has enough time to recover.
Roberto Firmino and substitute Mohamed Salah netted twice at Selhurst Park, while Takumi Minamino, Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson also netted in the Merseyside club’s record-breaking win.
For Liverpool, it was the highest Premier League win of all time and the biggest away success in the club’s history. It takes the club to the top of the table for the third successive season ahead of Boxing Day.
West Brom, under newly appointed Sam Allardyce, will visit Anfield in a week’s time on Sunday and the German is happy to have a full week to prepare for the game.
Salah was surprisingly not in the starting eleven in South London, but Klopp explained that he was keen to rest the Egyptian after an intense season.
He added: “Mo has played the last four games and only missed seven minutes, so it was a very intense period, so it was clear it was him (who needed to be rested).
“And normally in a game like this against Crystal Palace – because the last results with us and them were close – you would expect to bring him in for the last half hour. That’s what we did, by the way, but it wasn’t exactly the scenario we expected.”
Minamino replaced Salah in the team and immediately took his chance with his first ever Premier League goal in the third minute.