The Senegal forward got to the milestone at Anfield by converting from close range in the 43rd minute after Mohamed Salah´s header from a corner was parried out by Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.
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Jota, scorer of the first goal in the 3-0 win at Norwich last weekend, gave Jurgen Klopp’s men the lead with an 18th-minute header.
Sadio Mane struck either side of half-time as the Reds registered an eighth win in their final 10 games of the season to finish third in the Premier League.
A late decision was made in training to start Diogo Jota instead of the Senegal international for the 4-2 win over Manchester United.
Jurgen Klopp’s side stumbled over the line for only a second league win at Anfield in 2021 in beating Southampton 2-0.
Liverpool had taken the lead impressively on the half-hour with Sadio Mane ending an eight-game spell without a goal, the longest drought of his Liverpool career, from a move sparked by a brilliant long ball from Diogo Jota
The English champions had lost their previous six games at Anfield and fell behind again when Alisson Becker failed to keep out Ollie Watkins’s first-half strike.
Josh Maja twice went close for the visitors early on, first shooting wide form Kenny Tete’s cross before being denied by Alisson at point-blank range.
Second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane did the damage for the Reds at the Ferenc Puskas stadium with the return leg scheduled for March 10.
This was after the home side were forced to field academy players due to a mass COVID-19 outbreak among their ranks
Juergen Klopp’s side had the chance to open up a five-point lead at the top of the table, but a combination of wastefulness and Newcastle’s valiant rearguard kept them at bay
It was Big Sam’s first point in charge since replacing Slaven Bilic in the Baggies hotseat earlier this month.
Ajayi’s goal cancelled out Sadio Mane’s early opener for the home side.
The tone was set inside three minutes when Takumi Minamino scored his first Premier League goal, slotting home after some good work from Sadio Mane.
Mane, who also scored last Wednesday when Senegal beat Guinea Bissau 2-0 at home, netted with eight minutes remaining to ensure they maintained their 100 percent record in Group I where they are guaranteed a top-two finish and therefore a place at the finals in Cameroon in January 2022.
Liverpool striker Sadio Mane scored from the spot just before the break, and Opa Nguette added a second-half goal as Senegal gathered their ninth point to consolidate their grip on the group’s summit.
The victory ensured that Liverpool went five points clear at the top of their UEFA Champions League Group D after three straight wins
Klopp has high hopes in his plan of attack with the star striking trio: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino
The Egypt international had seen Michael Keane wipe out Sadio Mane’s opening goal before a half-cleared cross fell to him in the box.
The emphatic effort at Anfield was the highlight of the Egypt international’s opening day hat-trick in the Premier League.