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09 Jan 2021

LMA PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK IN ASSOCIATION WITH SKY SPORTS SOCCER SATURDAY - CHAMPIONS PUT SEVEN PAST PALACE

The League Managers Association’s panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett, Barry Fry Paul Ince and Rachel Yankey, has determined that the LMA Performance of the Week Award, in association with Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, should go to Liverpool for their 7-0 victory against Crystal Palace on Saturday 19th December 2020. This week’s vote included fixtures and results from the festive period.

The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,500 competitive matches in professional football.

Liverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp will receive a celebratory bottle of champagne, courtesy of Tanners Wines, and an LMA Performance of the Week trophy.

Match Report

A consummate away performance saw Liverpool run out 7-0 winners over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Takumi Minamino’s first Premier League goal, which arrived in the third minute, set the champions on their way to a resounding victory that was characterised by ruthless finishing.

Sadio Mane’s blistering 35th-minute strike doubled the advantage, before Roberto Firmino rounded off a masterly counter-attack on the stroke of half-time. 

A stunning first-time hit from Jordan Henderson made it four in the early stages of a second period dominated by the Reds, who went on to add more goals via an exquisite Firmino dink and Mohamed Salah’s late brace, which featured a predatory header and a breath-taking curler from 20 yards.

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