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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

Michael Jones
Sunday 23 January 2022 15:49
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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 - 1 Liverpool

11 mins: It’s a perfect start for Liverpool who overtake Manchester City as the leading scorers in the Premier League this season. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wins the ball off Will Hughes and pokes it up to Jordan Henderson. He sends the ball over to Andy Robertson on the left hand side and the left-back drills a shot into the box. It’s blocked but comes back to Robertson just outside the box. This time he curls a cross to the back post where Oxlade-Chamberlain arrives but he can’t turn it towards goal and the effort goes wide!

Michael Jones23 January 2022 14:13
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GOAL! Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Liverpool (Van Dijk, 8’)⚽️

8 mins: It was coming, Liverpool lead! The visitors win a corner that Andy Robertson delivers from the left side. Virgil van Dijk makes a run from deep, leaps into the air and meets the ball with a bullet header that leaves Vicente Guaita absolutely no chance to stop it.

Michael Jones23 January 2022 14:09
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Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Liverpool

7 mins: Save! Liverpool are stepping it up here. Joachim Andersen heads a corner out of the box but Liverpool regain the ball high up the pitch and thread it through to Diogo Jota in the middle of the box. He’s about to shoot but Marc Guehi gets a toe to the ball knocks it away. The loose ball comes to Jordan Henderson on the edge of the box. He shoots and forces Vicente Guaita into a low save to his right!

Michael Jones23 January 2022 14:09
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Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Liverpool

6 mins: Chance! Quick build-up play from Liverpool sees them pass the ball smoothly through midfield before picking out Alexander-Arnold on the right side. He sends a deep cross to the opposite side of the box and finds Curtis Jones in space. He doesn’t have an angle to shoot so slots the ball back to Robertson who attempts to curl one towards the far top corner but sends the effort over the crossbar.

Michael Jones23 January 2022 14:07
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Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Liverpool

3 mins: Roberto Firmino is strong in possession and shrugs off Conor Gallagher and Will Hughes before sliding the ball to Jordan Henderson. He passes it across to Curtis Jones on the left side and Jones attempts to feed Andy Robertson’s overlapping run into the box. Michael Olise is back to defend for Palace and shields the ball out for a goal kick.

Michael Jones23 January 2022 14:05
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Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Liverpool

Kick off: Liverpool get the match started at Selhurst Park with a long ball up the left side. Crystal Palace win the ball in the air and head it to Jeffry Schlupp in midfield. He threads a pass in between Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip allowing Odsonne Edouard to make a run in behind. Alexander-Arnold races him to the loose ball, gets there first and coolly knocks it up to Fabinho to end the developing attack.

Michael Jones23 January 2022 14:03
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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool

Here come the teams! The door is ajar for Liverpool to catch Manchester City and reignite the Premier League title race but they have to win today. Crystal Palace are trying to stop them, can Patrick Vieira’s men earn three points of their own today?

Michael Jones23 January 2022 13:57
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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool

10 minutes to go until kick off at Selhurst Park. Can Crystal Palace shock Liverpool or will the Reds cut the gap on Manchester City at the top fo the table?

Michael Jones23 January 2022 13:51
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Roberto Firmino’s 10 most recent league goals for Liverpool have all come away, starting with a brace against Crystal Palace last season.

Michael Jones23 January 2022 13:47
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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool: Klopp on Palace

Jurgen Klopp spoke about Liverpool’s 7-0 victory over Crystal Palace in this fixture last season but says that kind of result is just a one-off and isn’t expecting anything as drastic today. He said:

That was a one-off! Things like this that happen are like a freak of nature. It doesn’t happen usually. That day was incredible, we hit pretty much with each shot. They had chances but we hit everything. So, no, we don’t expect that game, that’s true. And yes, they changed and improved under Patrick, I have to say.

“They look like a really stable team now. I think system-wise didn’t change too much, 4-3-3 or whatever, but it’s a good team, a really good team.

“I always liked the front line – all the players available for Crystal Palace were always good. When [Andros] Townsend was still there, then [Wilfired] Zaha, then [Christian] Benteke and [Jordan] Ayew. Now [Odsonne] Edouard, [Conor] Gallagher obviously supporting everybody on the pitch, really lively boy. And good defence as well, all these kinds of things.

“It’s a really good Premier League team, with a few unlucky results I would say. It’s not that I now saw 20 games of Crystal Palace but I saw a couple and thought, ‘OK, that could have been the other way’ when they lost or drew. So we expect a really tough game.”

Michael Jones23 January 2022 13:44

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