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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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12 mins: Liverpool attack down the left again with Jota and Mane having switched positions. He combines with Tsimikas before driving at the box. Jota gets into full flow but Cheikhou Kouyate comes across and wins the ball with a well-timed tackle.

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9 mins: Chance! Liverpool come the party with some good play on the left wing. Tsimikas gives the ball to Sadio Mane who powers his way round three Palace defenders before slipping the ball into the box. Tsimikas makes an underlapping run to collect the ball and then squares it into Diogo Jota. He shifts the ball to the left and the blasts one at goal only to send it wide of the far post.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:10
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6 mins: Liverpool have started very poorly. Their back line seems quite shaky and Kostas Tsimikas gives away another free kick, this one over to the right of the penalty area.

Conor Gallagher swings in the set piece but doesn’t beat the first defender and Liverpool clear the danger.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:06
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3 mins: Chance! Conor Gallagher belts a free kick into the box and Christian Benteke wins the first header. Diogo Jota fails to clear the ball properly and it comes out to Gallagher. He flicks it back into the box where James Milner and Alisson Becker struggle to communicate. Neither player goes for the ball and it bounces over the goalkeeper. Alisson is left scrambling but he manages to flap the ball onto the post on out behind for a corner.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:04
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Kick off: Liverpool will move to the top of the Premier League table if they manage to pick up all three points against Palace today. There’s another great atmosphere inside Anfield. This is going to be a tough test for the Eagles.

Crystal Palace get the match started with a long ball up to the right side. Jordan Ayew win the header but knocks it down to Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:01
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The teams make their way out onto the pitch at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp has made six changes to the team that defeated AC Milan during the week. Andy Robertson starts on the bench but there’s no Trent Alexander-Arnold who’s unwell.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:57
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Sadio Mane could become the first player to score in nine consecutive Premier League appearances against a particular opponent and he has 99 goals for Liverpool in all competitions.

Mo Salah needs two goals to reach a century in the Premier League for Liverpool. His 100 goals to date include two for Chelsea and Virgil van Dijk is one short of 100 Premier League appearances for Liverpool.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:55
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Crystal Palace earned their opening victory of the season last weekend by beating Tottenham 3-0. This is their first league match of 2021-22 against non-London opposition.

Odsonne Edouard is the first player in a decade to score more than once on his Premier League debut.

Christian Benteke has scored five Premier League goals at Anfield as a visiting player, one more than he did while playing for Liverpool.

Wilfried Zaha’s next Premier League appearance will be his 250th.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:52
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Liverpool have gone 14 league games without defeat, the longest current unbeaten run in England’s top four divisions with 11 wins and three draws.

The Reds are the first side since Chelsea in 2009 to have had 100 shots on goal after four Premier League matches of a season.

But, a seventh Premier League home defeat of 2021 would equal the club record for a calendar year, set in 2012

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3pm kick offs

There are four Premier League games kicking off at 3pm. We’ll be following Liverpool vs Crystal Palace but will have goal updates from the other three matches.

Burnley vs Arsenal

Man City vs Southampton

Norwich vs Watford

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:46

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