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

The Reds carried over momentum from their thrilling Champions League win against AC Milan midweek

Michael Jones
Saturday 18 September 2021 17:10
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Match Preview: Liverpool vs Crystal Palace on 18/9/2021

Liverpool doubled their goal tally for the week as they broke down a resilient Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday, securing a 3-0 victory to follow their 3-2 thriller against AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Patrick Vieira’s first few games as Palace coach have brought mixed results but promising performances, and there were certainly positives for the new Eagles coach at Anfield despite the scoreline against Jurgen Klopp’s men. Palace were stubborn throughout, with Liverpool’s late flourish reflecting harshly on the visitors.

It was Sadio Mane who finally beat an impressive Vicente Guaita in the Palace goal, tapping in at the back post after the goalkeeper had done well to palm away a Mohamed Salah header as half-time approached. Salah himself got on the goalsheet later in the afternoon, also appearing at the back post to stab home a finish, before substitute Naby Keita rounded out the result in the final moments with a superb volley in the aftermath of a Liverpool corner.

Relive the action from Anfield below as the Reds kept pace at the top of the table in what promises to be a thrilling title race.

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GOAL! Liverpool 2 - 0 Crystal Palace (Salah, 78’)⚽️

78 mins: That does it! There was a nervous atmosphere descending on Anfield as Crystal Palace threatened Liverpool’s goal but the home team win a corner and Mo Salah secures the points. Tsimikas swings the corner into the middle where Van Dijk flicks it on. The ball drops to Salah in the six yard box and he volleys it home with ease!

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:36
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Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

76 mins: Tsimikas goes in the book for a late, reckless tackle on Gallagher. The Crystal Palace free kick is swung into the Liverpool box but Van Dijk is there to deal with the cross.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:34
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Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

73 mins: That’s nice play from Liverpool but equally good defending. Milner splits the midfield with a lovely forward pass to Jota who flicks the ball over the top to match Salah’s run in behind. He attempts to carry the ball into the box but is met by Mitchell who shoves Salah off the ball, takes possession and clears his lines.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:33
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70 mins: Close! Vicente Guaita is called into action twice to deny Liverpool a second goal. He saves Naby Keita’s shot and is then up to save the follow-up from Mo Salah.

20 minutes to play at Anfield.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:29
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Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

67 mins: Liverpool are trying to work the angles from wide to get the ball into the box. Salah and Milner both chip balls into the middle but Palace stand firm to deal with them.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:28
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Norwich 1 - 2 Watford (Sarr, 63’)⚽️

The game at Carrow Road is heating up! This could have big implications at the bottom of the table. Ismaila Sarr finds a touch of space in the box and latches onto a cutback to fire Watford back in front!

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:23
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Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

62 mins: Chance for Crystal Palace! Jota brings Gallagher down right on the edge of the box. McArthur and Ayew stand over the set piece. McArthur leaves it for Ayew who whacks his effort straight into the wall.

Naby Keita has come on for Thiago Alcantara.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:21
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59 mins: Gallagher gets on the wrong side of Henderson as the Liverpool midfielder shoots from range. Gallagher clips Henderson’s ankle as he takes the shot and Liverpool are awarded a free kick.

Milner rolls the set piece to Fabinho who blasts it into the wall. The ball comes loose and falls for Salah but his shot from just inside the box is blocked.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:17
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56 mins: Palace are giving it a decent go now. They work the ball down the left side and swing in a cross but there’s no-one there to receive the pass. Liverpool counter down their own left wing before Jota slides the ball inside to Thiago. He shoots from range and has the effort blocked bu Andersen.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:14
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Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace

53 mins: Kouyate leaves a bit on Henderson which annoys the Liverpool captain. He responds by linking up with Salah to work the right side for the Reds. Salah knocks the ball into the box where Henderson collects it but has his square pass into the middle cleared by Marc Guehi.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:10

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