Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sadio Mane scored either side of half-time as Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to confirm their top-four status on the final day of the season.
Palace started brightly at Anfield, with Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend both forcing Alisson into saves in the opening five minutes.
Rhys Williams headed wide from inside the six-yard area for Liverpool, before the hosts broke the deadlock after 36 minutes.
Andy Robertson’s corner found its way through to Mane, who tucked in to become only the second player to score in eight consecutive Premier League matches against a single opponent.
Mane rounded off a quick counter-attack to confirm the victory with 16 minutes to play.
Liverpool’s fifth straight win lifts them to third with 69 points.
Palace, who were managed by Roy Hodgson for the final time, finish 14th with 44 points.