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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction today

Follow all the action from Selhurst Park as the Reds look to close the gap at the top of the table

Liverpool head to Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, hoping for a third win in a week to start to put pressure back on Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. Victory for the Reds would leave them nine points adrift of the reigning champions with a game in hand, following their draw with Southampton on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s team have rediscovered form of late after a slight stutter, beating Brentford last weekend before dispatching Arsenal in midweek to reach the Carabao Cup final.

For Palace, this has undoubtedly been a season of progress and putting into place building blocks for an exciting-looking future, after a summer squad overhaul and the appointment of Patrick Vieira as manager. They sit 13th in the table, with just one win from the last five following a draw at Brighton last time out.

Victory would push the Eagles back into the top half, though the scale of their task is underlined by the fact the Reds have emerged triumphant in all of the last nine competitive meetings between these two teams, including a 3-0 win at Anfield in September and a 7-0 thrashing at Selhurst Park last term. Follow all the team news and match action as Crystal Palace host Liverpool below:

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Crystal Palace 0 - 2 Liverpool

38 mins: Alexander-Arnold whips a cross into the box from the right wing this time and just puts it over the head of Firmino. It bounces up to Ward who’s under pressure from Jota but he calmly heads it back to his goalkeeper.

Save! At the other end of the pitch Joel Matip makes a mistake and passes the ball straight to Michael Olise. He brings it into the box and shoots but Alisson makes a solid left-handed save to deny Palace a goal!

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Crystal Palace 0 - 2 Liverpool

35 mins: Chance! This was a good chance for Crystal Palace to claw one back. Conor Gallagher presses Curtis Jones and wins the ball. He gives it to Jean-Philippe Mateta who drags it into the right side of the box. He squares the ball back to Gallagher whose first touch is too heavy and the ball rolls away and Alisson tidies up.

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GOAL! Crystal Palace 0 - 2 Liverpool (Oxlade-Chamberlain, 32’)⚽️

32 mins: There’s the second! Liverpool draw the Crystal Palace midfield over to the right side of the pitch before quickly switching the play to the opposite wing. Robertson takes over the ball and taps it towards the box. He waits for runners before swinging a cross into the penalty area and picking out Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. He chests the ball down and smokes it past Vicente Guaita to double Liverpool’s lead. Another fine goal from Liverpool.

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Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Liverpool

30 mins: Palace attempt to play out from the back but can’t find a way through the Liverpool press and Gallagher is forced to boot it down the right wing where Van Dijk collects the ball for Liverpool who work the ball over to the right side of the pitch.

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Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Liverpool

27 mins: Alexander-Arnold swings another corner into the box from Liverpool but Mateta is there to head it clear. The ball drops to Will Hughes and he drives into midfield before losing the ball to Robertson.

Liverpool’s intense pressure from the opening 15 minutes has dropped just a touch and Crystal Palace are seeing more of the ball now.

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Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Liverpool

24 mins: Chance! Andy Robertson brings the ball down the left side and slides a short pass to the byline for Firmino. He recovers the ball and pulls it inside to Jota. Jota has his back to goal and can’t manoeuvre into space to shoot. Instead he lays it off to Fabinho who drills one from the front of the box and boots his effort well over the crossbar.

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Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Liverpool

21 mins: Alexander-Arnold makes a run down the right side and is picked out with a diagonal ball from Henderson. The Liverpool right-back meets the dropping ball on the volley and crosses it towards Firmino but it gets intercepted by Andersen.

Save! Palace work the ball over to the right wing where Olise threads a pass behind the Liverpool line for Joel Ward. He drives down the wing as Jean-Philippe Mateta makes a run into the box. The ball comes across and Mateta guides it at goal only for Alisson to stop the shot from close-range!

The ball loops over the goal and then the offside flag goes up against Ward.

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Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Liverpool

18 mins: This is a nice period of possession for Crystal Palace. Michael Olise attempts a run in behind but the ball doesn’t come to him. Instead it’s passed back to Marc Guehi who floats a long ball over the top for Odsonne Edouard. The striker brings the ball under control and carries it into the box but his cutback comes straight to Joel Matip who runs it clear for Liverpool.

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Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Liverpool

15 mins: It feels as though a second Liverpool goal would kill off the game for Crystal Palace. These opening 15 minutes have been tough for the home side, Liverpool got into their stride from the kick off and have dominated the game.

Alexander-Arnold passes the ball up to Henderson who flicks it into the box for Oxalde-Chamberlain. He runs in behind Tyrick Mitchell but can’t get to the ball before Guaita comes flying off his line to smother it.

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