The first game for Liverpool at Anfield this season ended in victory for the hosts, who managed to salvage a goal in the 73rd minute through Sadio Mane (scoring his 2nd of the season). Mane’s goal came as a relief for the Liverpool fans as it was looking like this encounter might be heading towards a draw as the game stood at 0-0 heading into the final quarter.
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Both Liverpool and Crystal Palace had opening Premier League weekends that neither would describe as ideal: Palace definitely more so than Liverpool, but both will be looking to improve this weekend with a feisty affair expected in the contest for three valuable points at Anfield.
A shocking win at Selhurst Park, Huddersfield leave their first ever Premier League game topping the table, whilst Crystal Palace fans get the first glimpse of what could be a long season ahead.
The opening weekend of the Premier League sees Crystal Palace host newly promoted Huddersfield Town. It will be the Terriers first bout in top flight football since 1972, where their last game was coincidentally also against Crystal Palace.
How will Stoke City, Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Burnley fare in the 2017/18 Premier League season? These teams are often considered to be relatively mid-table, though will the return of Premier League football spark an ascendency up the Premier League table?
Crystal Palace have come a long, long way over the last ten years. In 2007, they played out a dour draw away at Scunthorpe, By the end of September 2017, they will have played Liverpool and both Manchester clubs, as they begin their fifth successive season in the Premier League.
Premier League clubs have been on a colossal spending spree already this Summer as we move into July and officially commence the Premier League transfer window.