Van Dijk, Oxlade-Chamberlain delighted as Liverpool win at Crystal Palace | OneFootball

Van Dijk, Oxlade-Chamberlain delighted as Liverpool win at Crystal Palace

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Liverpool's players were delighted after victory at Crystal Palace.

The Reds won 3-1 in London to gain ground on leaders Manchester City.

Goalscorer Virgil van Dijk later said: "It was tough. Down to us more or less! In the second half we didn't win the right battles. We gave them a good feeling towards the end of the first half. In the end it was three points away from home. We knew it would be tough and it showed.

"It was a very good corner from Andy Robertson. We practised a lot for this so important to finally get on the scoresheet again. I'm just happy to get the three points because it was a tough one."

On title their hopes, Van Dijk also said: "You can't deny it's in your mind but as we have said many times we take it game by game. It sounds a bit boring but it is like that. We arenot looking at them becaue there is no point. There are so many games to play. We focuson ourselves. This was a very important one. hopefully we can build on it after the break."

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, stated: "It's nice to build on some good form. Filling in as part of that front three is nice to be able to do that and offer something in behind.

"After 35 minutes we dropped our standards a bit. Alisson has bailed us out a good few times in the past and today he had some moments. We haven't got anyone else we'd want other than him.

"When we went 2-0 up we didn't play as good as we know we need to. Sometimes you have to go through those periods and weather the storm."

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