Jurgen Klopp says "nobody thinks about" the price Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk anymore as a result of his consistent assured performances. Once again, his distribution was unreal, he was nearly a field player today with the way he knocked the ball around, and that is something so new to this Anfield side and will really add a special dynamic throughout the season.
Van Dijk was on the books of Celtic from the summer of 2013 until the summer of 2015 before he joined Southampton.
"It seems now that we are creating a category, that if you are not in this unbelievably thin category somewhere, where if you haven't won the Premier League title or the Champions League, your career has been a waste of time".
Both sides will be looking to continue flawless starts to their respective league campaigns after Liverpool hammered West Ham 4-0 at Anfield and Palace produced a fantastic away performance to beat Fulham 2-0 at Craven Cottage on the opening day.
The score was 1-0 at the time, Milner having slotted in the penalty on the stroke of halftime after Salah tumbled under a challenge from former Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho.
Donnelly was on the books of Celtic from 1993 until 1999, and the former Scotland worldwide star has praised Van Dijk on Twitter.
"There is no way he is looking to foul the player".
"Sometimes refereeing decisions go against you, it's frustrating and a cause for disappointment and anger", he added. We won it because we scored in two very decisive moments. Even in the warmup I saw [Wayne] Hennessey and thought: 'Wow, that's really difficult!'
If Klopp needs to try to change the course of the game he can look to his bench, where options include Jordan Henderson and Xherdan Shaqiri. There's no way he's looking to get contact on the player himself.
'We gave them enough problems and we can consider ourselves unlucky to lose 2-0.
"If people can't see that, then I'll be the pariah who only sees what he wants to see".
'I do think it was a penalty when Max Meyer is wiped out in the area (in the second half) when Virgil Van Dijk dives in.