Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 4-3
Liverpool maintained their position at the top of the Premier League with a 4-3 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Will this prove to be the match which confirmed Liverpool as champions?
Liverpool have a four point lead over Man City in the league.
Julian Speroni’s epic error vs Liverpool
Liverpool had to work hard for their win over Crystal Palace, save for one moment.
Liverpool’s third goal was gifted to them by 39-year-old Crystal Palace keeper Julian Speroni.
Playing in his first Premier League match of the season, Speroni fumbled a James Milner cross to hand Mo Salah his second goal of the game.
Everton’s Jordan Pickford
Speroni’s mistake was the second time Liverpool have benefited from a terrible error from an opposition keeper.
In the first Merseyside derby of the season at Anfield, Everton’s Jordan Pickford also screwed up royally in front of the Kop.
On that occasion, Pickford’s mistake gifted Divock Origi a 96th minute winner.
Liverpool conspiracy theories spread
Football fans have reacted to the Speroni error in typical style.
Stopping short of saying that clubs are purposefully screwing up to hand Liverpool the league, the sense is that Liverpool are having more than their fair share of luck this season.
The social media Liverpool conspiracy theories are below.
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) January 19, 2019
Surely Liverpool’s luck can’t last all season. Pickford’s flap in the last minute v Everton, scraped a win last week v Brighton, Speroni’s flap and 2 deflected goals today. Papering over cracks for me and only a matter of time before the luck runs out #UnpopularOpinion
— Matt Evans (@mevans_11) January 20, 2019
Pickford, Speroni and Mahrez have all gifted Liverpool points this season.
— D A N N Y (@D4NNY_F0X) January 19, 2019
Speroni or Pickford, im undecided on this one. https://t.co/CyqPkdqZzz
— ® (@PrimeLampard) January 20, 2019
I think goalkeepers are fixing the prem for Liverpool to win! 😂
First Pickford and now Speroni 😔
— Ryan Oldfield (@RazOldfield) January 20, 2019
you can’t tell me pickford and speroni haven’t purposely handed liverpool wins. Something dodgy going on behind the scenes
— 🤬 (@RK98v2) January 19, 2019