Mark Bright praises Crystal Palace attacker Marouane Chamakh

Crystal Palace Selhurst Park

Marouane Chamakh's performance during Crystal Palace's 3-1 win over Liverpool impressed Mark Bright.

Mark Bright has told Crystal Palace's official site that Marouane Chamakh was the team's unsung hero against Liverpool.

Palace beat Liverpool 3-1 at the weekend and Chamakh's role in the fixture went largely unheralded, with his teammates receiving more of the plaudits.

The likes of Yannick Bolasie and Jason Puncheon took most the acclaim for the fixture, but Eagles great, Bright, was keen to focus on Chamakh's contribution. 

"It was a well planned and executed game plan by Alan Pardew, and Chamakh was key playing in his number 10 role," he said.

"He stopped Liverpool from being comfortable in possession by engaging Gerrard and Jordan Henderson when they came in to receive the ball from the back three defenders. That made it difficult for Liverpool to get any rhythm going."

Chamakh has been a valuable member of the Eagles squad ever since moving from Arsenal and he has done well in the number 10 role.

The Moroccan forward was widely mocked during his time with the Gunners, were he played as an out-an-out striker, but he seems suited to a function which allows him to be more creative.

Chamakh's physical presence allowed Puncheon and Bolasie to catch the eye and he will be hoping to keep his place in the team now.

Palace have a number of attacking options available to them, so it will be up to Chamakh to continue to prove his class if he wants to stay in the starting line-up. 

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