Liverpool started their Premier League Asia Trophy campaign with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. Jurgen Klopp fielded a pretty strong side to face the Eagles. However, it took until the second half for the scoring to start.
Dominic Solanke got the ball rolling with a fine finish from the edge of the box and the second was scored by Divock Origi after a bit of a scrap in the Palace goal.
While Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah showed glimpses of class and quality, this certainly was a pre-season friendly and the most important aspect of this tie was to gain match fitness. There was one player however, that took the plaudits and that has to be Solanke for his predatory goal.
The young Englishman might have joined us on the cheap; his fee is yet to be finalised by a tribunal. But it seems like he isn’t here just to make the numbers, and formed a pretty decent partnership up top with Origi.
His goal displayed his smart and quick movement, and also showed that he knows just where the goal is. Solanke might have only played the second half of the game but he certainly got a lot of fans excited and here are some of the best Twitter reactions for the former Chelsea striker’s performance.
Solanke scores. All smiles 🙂
— Raees (@Raeesbai) July 19, 2017
Solanke may actually have a role next season you know
— . (@usernameneeded0) July 19, 2017
Morata at Chelsea, Kane at Spurs, Aguero at City, Lacazette at Arsenal, Lukaku at United, Dom Solanke at Liverpool. big Golden Boot race
— ben h (@henbimsworth) July 19, 2017
Good to see Solanke get a goal early into his career! Good confidence booster for him and also Origi grabbing a goal! ⚽
— James Jones (@ItsJammmyy) July 19, 2017
Dominc Solanke might be one of the best free transfers of all time let alone in the Premiere League
— Ayo Balogun (@UncleAyoB) July 19, 2017
— The Kloppoholic (@TheKloppoholic) July 19, 2017
— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) July 19, 2017
Fact: Dominic Solanke has now scored more goals for Liverpool than either Virgil Van Dijk or Naby Keita.
— Green Scouser (@Green_Scouser) July 19, 2017
Solanke out here outperforming Lukaku
— Sloop B (@Scouzez) July 19, 2017
Think someone forgot to tell Solanke he is supposed to wait until AFTER the tribunal sets a fee to start playing well for us!!!
— LFC News (@LFCTransferNRS) July 19, 2017
— LFC Stanley House (@LFCStanleyHouse) July 19, 2017
Solanke goals. Grujic out here breaking necks & cashing cheques. Lovren getting a bollocking from Klopp.
Im loving this new season
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) July 19, 2017
€200M – Neymar
€180M – Mbappe
€70M – Aubameyang
£3M for Solanke pic.twitter.com/8trycJZrgx
— Rex (@DoFRex) July 19, 2017