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Can Liverpool beat Palace 9-0, on their way to winning the league... again?

25 years ago, Kenny Dalglish’s Reds put the newly promoted side to the sword at Anfield.

LIVERPOOL GO INTO this evening’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace knowing they may need a big win to improve their odds of winning the league.

The Reds are nine goals behind Manchester City in goal difference and, providing both teams win their remaining games, would be the second team to lose the league in that manner in three seasons. City pipped rivals Manchester United in similar fashion in 2012.

Liverpool, wild as the notion of a huge away win over Palace may seem, can take heart from this performance [video below] of their predecessors in 1989. The Londoners came to Anfield early in the First Division season and were duly dispatched, 9-0. A similar scoreline would be most welcome by Reds fans at Selhurst Park tonight.

Source: FaintAcrobat/YouTube

The 9-0 victory was followed up with a 1-0 win, away from home, as Liverpool won the last of their 18 league titles.

Speaking ahead of the match, Reds boss was in no mood to concede that City are the clear favourites. He told Sky Sports: “City need to win all their games which means they will have won five games in a row; they have done that just once this season in the league. It will be a wee bit new for them as well. It is certainly not over by a long way.”

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