Crystal Palace were very impressive at Anfield against Liverpool – but most of that threat came through one man, and one man alone.
Wilfried Zaha was incredible at times up against James Milner, and having had a quiet few weeks, was certainly back to his best.
Milner did very well against him, particularly in the first period, before Zaha began to get on top in the dual as the game wore on.
2 – Both of James Milner's Premier League red cards for Liverpool have been against Crystal Palace, and for fouls on Wilfried Zaha. Repetition. #LIVCRY
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 19, 2019
He only has three goals in the Premier League this season, but nonetheless, the former Manchester United winger is most definitely a handful.
Zaha is a nightmare to defend against.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) January 19, 2019
So good was his performance at Anfield that many people called for him to be signed by Michael Edwards and Jurgen Klopp. Zaha would be very useful backup for Sadio Mane, that is for sure.
Wilf Zaha is the best player outside the top six and if was at arsenal or utd he’d be their best player by a mile. He’s sensational and would be close to unstoppable with better players around him.
— The Liverpool Way (@theliverpoolway) January 19, 2019
Zaha would be world class with better decision-making and composure in the final third. In terms of his threat when carrying the ball and driving at players, there are few better than him. Must be an absolute nightmare to deal with, as Milner found out the hard way.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) January 19, 2019
Sign Zaha just so we never have to face him again
— Clark Cauthon (@BurtMacklinSOB) January 19, 2019
Thought Zaha impressed on his trial, I'd keep him.
— Matt Roberts 👀 (@SuperfanMicky) January 19, 2019
Wilfred Zaha is such an incredible player. Would be outstanding under Klopp
— LFC TRANSFER GUY (@lfctransfershq) January 19, 2019
Bid for Zaha in the summer? 🔴 🤔 #LFC
— Richard Watson (@R1chW4tto) January 19, 2019
Zaha needs to come to LFC. Him under klopp 😦
— Kharod H (@Kharod_LFC) January 19, 2019
Whether the Reds would be prepared to spend the vast sum it would take for Palace to sell their star asset, it remains to be seen, but you’d certainly want to avoid having to face him twice more next season.