Domestic action is back following a two-week hiatus owing to the international break.
The international action served to help coaches in their preparations for the World Cup and there certainly were some interesting moments, with Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo going head-to-head and Spain thrashing Argentina 6-1.
But let’s be honest, everyone is glad that club football is back.
Premier League action returns with Crystal Palace hosting Liverpool in the lunchtime kickoff.
For Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, it’s an opportunity to briefly leapfrog Manchester United into second place. Crystal Palace, meanwhile, will be looking to follow up the 2-0 win over Huddersfield as they seek to move away from the relegation places.
The Eagles have been difficult opponents for Liverpool in recent years. Palace have beaten the Reds at least once in each of the past three seasons, including three victories at Anfield.
Yet you have to go back to 2014 for the most memorable encounter between the clubs in modern history.
CRYSTAL PALACE MOCK LIVERPOOL ON TWITTER
That 3-3 draw at Selhurst Park, in which Palace came back from 3-0 down to stun Brendan Rodgers’ side, won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
Indeed, Crystal Palace decided to remind everyone about it on Friday.
The Eagles posted a tweet showing highlights from the match, writing simply: “Rude not to… 😁 #CRYLIV”.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) March 30, 2018
They just had to include the clip of Luis Suarez crying at the end, didn’t they?
Of course, the tweet wasn’t going to go down well with Liverpool supporters. Check out their replies.
Imagine making fun of a club for not winning a title when you are getting relegated this season
Could never be my club
— ` (@No_Look_Firmino) March 30, 2018
Their best achievement ever. Cant wait for you to go down
— Bobby Firmino (@BobbyFirminoNo9) March 30, 2018
It was the result that gave Manchester City the chance to overtake Liverpool in the 2013-14 title race and it was an opportunity they took thanks to a 4-0 win over Aston Villa.
And the title was City’s when they defeated West Ham United on the final day of the season.
When all you have to celebrate is someone else's failure. Feel sorry for you guys…
— Jonathon Hayes (@jehayes1985) March 30, 2018
Just for that, I'll pray you go down. 😊
— Nash Black (@Nash__Black) March 30, 2018
Palace, quite clearly, enjoy being the club who ruined Liverpool’s chances of ending their wait to win the Premier League.
And with Manchester City’s rise, you have to wonder when they’re going to get another shot again.
you even shown Suarez in floods of tears, man I hope you guys get relegated 😒
— RobJ (@ItsRobJ) March 30, 2018
Yet Jurgen Klopp’s side can do some damage to the Eagles’ hopes of staying in the top flight with three points tomorrow.
“It will be difficult for sure… they fight (to stay in) the league and we fight for the Champions League,” Klopp said about the match, per BBC Sport.