Jurgen Klopp: Maybe it’s my fault Salah didn’t score more goals

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James Milner's red card in Saturday's 4-3 win over Crystal Palace leaves the Premier League leaders' boss with a headache at right-back for next week's visit of Leicester.

Liverpool endured and enjoyed one of those days against Crystal Palace when their manager's fist-pumping celebrations resurfaced long after he left the Anfield pitch to reinforce the point he is understandably averse to say.

When Sadio Mané scored the fourth goal in stoppage time I looked at my watch and thought: 'OK that should be enough'.

Palace drew level in the 65th minute, however, as Tomkins took advantage of slack marking to head home Luka Milivojevic's corner at the back post, but Liverpool hit back again 10 minutes later.

Jurgen Klopp's team took the lead eight minutes into the second period, as Roberto Firmino's scruffy effort beat veteran goalkeeper Julian Speroni in the visitor's goal.

With the rest of the top four yet to play this weekend, Liverpool remain seven points clear at the top of the table, while Crystal Palace stay 14th.

'It was a tough game and not what we would want in terms of performance - we can be much better in controlling (the match).

Salah equalised 60 seconds after the interval, the Egypt forward slotting in his 18th goal of the season after Virgil van Dijk's shot deflected into his path.

Yet the half-time break energised the home side and Palace's lead had vanished just a minute into the second period as Salah pounced to drag Liverpool level.

The Egypt worldwide is the fourth-quickest player to score 50 Premier League goals, despite making little impression at Chelsea on his arrival in English football.

"Every time Mohamed Salah dives, he risks costing Liverpool the Premier League title", he wrote in his coulee for the Daily Mail.

Yet it was Liverpool's pulsating win over their "bogey" side that had the most significant feel as Juergen Klopp's men showed real steel to subdue Palace, with Salah's brace taking him to 50 Premier League goals in 72 matches. Diogo Jota's hat-trick piled pressure on Leicester manager Claude Puel as the Wolves midfielder's last-gasp strike secured a 4-3 win.

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Wilfried Zaha's assist for Palace's opener was his first goal involvement in his past 14 league games.

"This is football and we have to live with that", added the league's top scorer with 16 goals.

Only legends are above Salah in the list; Alan Sherar, Andy Cole and Rud van Nistelrooy as they scored 50 goals in less number of matches.