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Liverpool FC midfielder Jordan Henderson in action during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace at Hong Kong Stadium on July 19, 2017 in Hong Kong,...

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houlier watched on at Anfield as his old club picked up their first Premier League win of the season on Saturday.

The Reds scraped a 1-0 win over struggling Crystal Palace, with Sadio Mane grabbing a 73rd-minute winner to get Liverpool - who drew 3-3 at Watford last week - out of trouble.

It was not a vintage performance from Jurgen Klopp's side, who looked well below their best in the final third and scoring only once against a side who shipped three to Bournemouth last week is indicative of the sluggishness.

Gerard Houllier, ex liverpool manager looks on from the stands prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield on August 19, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

With the Philippe Coutinho saga still rumbling on, perhaps it will take a while before Liverpool get their groove back, but the result is more important than the performance at this stage of the season and the Merseyside outfit now have four from a possible six.

Another negative came in the form of captain Jordan Henderson. All eyes were on the 27-year-old midfielder after a dodgy display at Vicarage Road, but the England international failed to silence his critics by posting another suspect performance.

Nevertheless, Klopp warmly embraced the former Sunderland man at the end.

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp embraces Liverpool's English midfielder Jordan Henderson after the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at...

Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield on...

Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool and Jason Puncheon of Crystal Palace battle for possession during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield on August 19,...

Liverpool fan holds up a sign during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield on August 19, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

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