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10 remarkable stats emerge from Liverpool’s 7-0 win over Crystal Palace

For anyone that was watching on Saturday, Liverpool put on a clinic in front of goal against Crystal Palace as they made light work of the Eagles at Selhurst Park.

Considering the hosts had a rather good run of form heading into the fixture with the Reds, many would have felt prior to kickoff that the game would have been a lot closer than it actually was.

Indeed, those that may have looked to make the most of a sign up offer or the bonuses and promotions that bookmakers provide may have been looking at this fixture as one to place a bet on because it involved the current Premier League champions.

However, it would have been impossible to have been able to predict that Jurgen Klopp’s side would run out 7-0 winners in the capital.

Roberto Firmino has started to find form in front of goal once again, as he netted a brace, whilst Mohamed Salah showed his class as he managed to hit a late brace after coming off of the substitutes bench in the second half for the last 30 minutes.

Takumi Minamino, Sadio Mane and a rare goal from Jordan Henderson completed the rout, although the fact that the visitors managed to win 7-0 might not be the only fascinating thing to have come out of the game.

When taking a look at the takeaways from the meeting at Selhurst Park, there are 10 remarkable stats to have emerged.

They are the following:

  1. Liverpool managed to score their seven goals from just eight shots that were on target.
  2. The Reds registered their first away win in the top division by a margin of seven goals for the first time ever.
  3. Additionally, it is their first seven-goal win since their 9-0 win over Crystal Palace in September 1989.
  4. Liverpool are the first team to score and concede seven goals in away fixtures in the same Premier League season.
  5. Their win over the Eagles saw seven different players register an assist, becoming the first to do that in a match to take place in the Premier League.
  6. After coming on from the substitutes bench, Salah became the first to be directly involved in three goals in a Premier League for Liverpool.
  7. For the first time in the Premier League, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all scored and assisted in the same game for Liverpool.
  8. Since his appointment, Jurgen Klopp has seen his side score 600 goals in 288 games in all competitions since October 2015; the fastest Liverpool have managed to reach that tally under all their managers.
  9. Klopp has won more Premier League matches than any other manager for the club as he surpassed the 126 Rafa Benitez achieved.
  10. Against Roy Hodgson’s Palace, Liverpool scored 29% of the Premier League goals they scored during Hodgson’s time at Anfield.

Indeed, these 10 stats to have happened would have been an analysts’ dream!