Liverpool made it two wins out of two in the Premier League this season after securing a hard-fought 2-0 victory away to Crystal Palace on Monday night.
The Eagles started well and almost took the lead with Andros Townsend seeing his superb curled effort coming back off the crossbar.
The breakthrough for the Reds eventually came just before half-time, after Mohamed Salah was tripped in the box by ex-Red Mamadou Sakho.
James Milner stepped forward to fire home the resulting spot-kick, his eight penalty goal in a row.
8 – James Milner is the first player to score eight consecutive Premier League goals from penalties. Boring. pic.twitter.com/Pawr9R3n5W
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Palace’s hopes of getting back into the game were dealt a blow when, on 75 minutes, full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka saw red for felling Salah with the Egyptian through on goal.
Eagles’ boss Roy Hodgson handed Max Meyer his debut on 83 minutes, hoping the German could create something for the hosts.
However, it was Liverpool who would seal the deal in injury time, with Salah setting up Sadio Mané after a quick break from a Palace corner.
The game would 2-0 to Jurgen Klopp and co, who go second behind only Manchester City.
As for Roy Hodgson and Palace, they can take positives from an overall decent display against one of the best sides in the division.