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Henderson, Salah scored as Liverpool beat Crystal Palace

15 Jul 2022 | 17:03 | Football

Mohamed Salah.  (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)

Mohamed Salah. (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)

Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah scored first-half goals as Liverpool ended their pre-season tour of Southeast Asia with a 2-0 win over Premier League rivals Crystal Palace in Singapore on Friday.

Reds captain Henderson broke the deadlock with a sharp effort in the 12th minute, and Salah extended their advantage a minute later to the delight of the majority of the crowd on the pitch. National Campaign.

Both teams have made some changes to the game, as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Palace manager Patrick Vieira are looking to give their players a good workout ahead of the start of the season. new next month.

Klopp will be encouraged by his side’s performance, as they recover from a 4-0 loss to Manchester United in Bangkok earlier this week.

Palace is without a number of stars including Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke, Marc Guehi and Eberechi Eze, all of whom have not made it to Asia.

The London team soon had the opportunity to take the lead when Joachim Andersen headed in, causing Adrian to rush in to save.

Liverpool broke the deadlock shortly afterwards when a long James Milner cross from midfield found Harvey Elliott, who cut the ball back to Henderson with a right-footed shot past goalkeeper Vincente Guaita into the far corner of the goal.

Liverpool dominated the ball and they could have scored a second midway through as Kostas Tsimikas darted down the left flank before passing it to Roberto Firmino, who saw his header miss the post.

Elliott shot very well from a tight angle and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain created a chance for Guaita right away as the Reds failed to turn their first-half dominance into other goals.

Liverpool changed their entire starting lineup in the first half and their new formation took just a minute to grab a second, when Salah’s effort deflected from Andersen and sent Guaita on the wrong foot, past the Palace keeper. into the net.

While Guaita was unlucky with Salah’s strike, he did well to keep his side in the game.

He saved Darwin Nunez well after a Salah drop and then saved Fabio Carvalho’s low shot and Virgil Van Dijk’s header as the Reds kept up the pressure.

Palace’s best chance to cut the deficit fell in the hands of Jordan Ayew, whose effort went past Andy Robertson for a corner.

While Liverpool return to Europe for further warm-up matches in Germany and Austria, Palace will travel to Australia to meet Manchester United in Melbourne and Leeds United in Perth next week.