Liverpool have moved three points clear at the top of the Premier League standings after claiming a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday.

The Reds have now taken 13 points from their opening five matches of the new season, with their latest victory coming thanks to goals from Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita.

Mane’s strike late in the first half was his 100th for the club and Jurgen Klopp was quick to pay tribute to the Senegal international after the match.

“Yeah, a massive achievement,” Klopp told reporters. “In the glorious history of this club only 18 players – if that is right – scored 100 goals, that says a lot.

“Nowadays players are usually not that long in clubs so I am really happy that I could work now already for five years with Sad and he’s just a top player.”

It was a good day all around for Liverpool, as title rivals Manchester City were held to a goalless draw at home to Southampton – Pep Guardiola’s side were uncharacteristically subdued, failing to register a single shot on target until the 90th minute.

It could have been even worse for City, as referee Jon Moss awarded Southampton a penalty and sent off full-back Kyle Walker just after the hour mark for a foul on Adam Armstrong, but after consulting VAR, the official overturned both decisions.

Everton also dropped points, losing for the first time this season after going down 3-0 at Aston Villa in Saturday’s evening kick-off – three goals in nine second-half minutes doing the damage for the hosts, with Matty Cash and Leon Bailly strikes, as well as a Lucas Digne own goal, proving the difference.

Elsewhere, Arsenal made it back-to-back wins for the first time this season after Martin Odegaard’s superb first-half free-kick helped them to a 1-0 victory at Burnley – a result that leaves the Clarets still awaiting their first league win of the campaign.

There is only one side below Burnley in the standings, and that’s Norwich, who have now lost 15 consecutive top-flight matches after going down 3-1 at home to Watford in the battle of two of the newly-promoted sides – Ismaila Sarr grabbing a brace in that one for the Hornets.

In the early kick-off, the other newly promoted team, Brentford, claimed an impressive 2-0 victory against Wolves at Molineux, with an Ivan Toney penalty and Bryan Mbeumo’s first Premier League goal doing the damage.

The Bees did have Shandon Baptiste sent off midway through the second period, but they held on for the win that has lifted them up to ninth in the standings.

Sunday will see the final three matches of the Premier League weekend take place, with West Ham hosting Manchester United (West Ham 18/5, Draw 11/4, Man United 5/6 – Match Result), Leicester visiting Brighton (Match Result – Brighton 17/10, Draw 9/4, Leicester 15/8), and Tottenham taking on London rivals Chelsea (Tottenham 9/2, Draw 11/4, Chelsea 3/4 – Match Result).

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