Medical completed, Liverpool seal transfer deal for CF

Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke is set for a move to Selhurst Park after he has had a medical with Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace.

Palace couldn’t bite in the face of goal against Chelsea on Sunday, despite maintaining a high level of defending against the former European Champions.

N’golo Kante broke the deadlock for Chelsea when he chested a flighted pass so deftly, before belting a low finish into the right side netting, rousing uproars of celebration from the visiting Blues fans.

Chelsea continue to press, pushing Palace further backward, and should have gone up, but saw efforts from Willian and Ross Barkley ricochet of the woodwork.

Post-match, Roy Hodgson said he was thrilled about the having Dominic Solanke doing a loan spell at the Park.

The former Chelsea player has yet to make a single Premier League start this season under Jurgen Klopp since switching to Anfield from Stamford Bridge in 2017.

Former England boss Hodgson believes the move will benefit both the club and the England international.

Hodgson’s charge pipped Brighton, Huddersfield, Bournemouth and Rangers who had reportedly lined up Solanke, to sign him first ahead of the transfer window which is a little less than 24 hours before it is opened.