Crystal Palace snagged a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, and winger Yannick Bolasie credits manager Alan Pardew for the win.
Palace handed Jurgen Klopp his first loss as Liverpool manager, after goals by Bolasie and Scott Dann. Bolasie opened up the scoring in the 21 minute from inside the penalty area. Philippe Coutinho tied things up for Liverpool shortly before halftime, but Palace got the win after a goal by Dann in the 82nd minute.
“I think we started off really fast today and the gaffer’s tactics were spot on,” Bolasie told cpfc.co.uk after the win. “Credit to the team, we started off well and we got an early goal. Obviously Liverpool came back into it, but we scored the second and managed to hold out for the victory.”
Bolasie, 26, was full of praise for his manager as the three points took them up to 8th place in the Premier League standings
“It’s down to the gaffer’s tactics,” Bolasie said. “He knows them inside out. He always gets it spot on [against Liverpool]. We know how to exploit their weaknesses. We’ve been working on it all week – knowing how we’ll get our chances to score goals – and it’s come off for us today.
“We’ve been on a bumpy ride, but we’ve got our targets, and I think today three points was massive for us.”
Bolasie scored his second goal of the season, and the French-born DR Congo international is feeling positive about his own form.
“Personally, I’m starting to feel like myself again, after I had a slow start this season, so I’m looking forward to that continuing.”