LONDON -- Three quick thoughts from Liverpool's 1-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday.
1. Liverpool withstand tough test at Palace
The Premier League needs a strong Liverpool this season. We're only two games in, but Manchester City seem to have improved since last term, absurdly, while the other main challengers are either in flux or have significant points of weakness. If there's to be any sort of title race, Liverpool have to be at it from the start.