FT: Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool. It doesn't work and that's it. Liverpool leave it late again, but isn't that the hallmark of champions? Winning when not at their best. Palace will rue VAR ruling out Tomkins' goal in the first half and are very unfortunate not to get anything from the match, but Liverpool march on and are now 30 Premier League games unbeaten.
- 2nd Half
Crystal Palace - Liverpool
Premier League - 23 November 2019
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Palace win a free-kick deep in their own half. One last pump forward.
Zaha wants a free-kick on the left wing but the referee disagrees.
The corner is a poor one but runs to Townsend and he feints to shoot before picking out Zaha - unmarked at the back post - but he leans back and shoots over. You fell that was their chance.
There will be five added minutes and Schlupp promptly wins a corner.
- OffRoberto FirminoLiverpool
- OnJoe GomezLiverpool
Gomez is on for Firmino as Liverpool bid to shut up shop.
Origi goes down, play is stopped, he gets up without an issue. Even Klopp seems annoyed.
Wow. Another late Liverpool goal. Do Palace have anotr answer?
- GoalRoberto FirminoLiverpool
GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool (Firmino). There's a goalmouth scramble from the corner, Palace can't clear their lines and Firmino hacks in.
Liverpool win a corner but the Eagles have bigger concerns as Tomkins is injured and they have made all three substitutions.
- GoalWilfried ZahaCrystal Palace
GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-1 Liverpool (Zaha). Benteke carries the past Lovren and into the penalty area, before getting his pass a little wrong. Palace keep their composure though and Townsend works the ball to Zaha, who lets it roll across his body before slamming home!
- OffJordan HendersonLiverpool
- OnJames MilnerLiverpool
Now on comes Milner for Henderson.
Benteke is inches away from a fairytale goal as he produces an overhead kick to meet a cross, but the ball fizzes past the post.
- OffJordan AyewCrystal Palace
- OnChristian BentekeCrystal Palace
It's not been Ayew's day and he's off for Benteke.
Zaha glides past Alexander-Arnold, but Van Dijk heads clear. Palace recycle the ball and Schlupp hits a low shot that Alisson tips wide.
The game is in danger of fizzling out - do Palace have the creativity needed to fashion a serious chance?
- OffCheikhou KouyatéCrystal Palace
- OnJeffrey SchluppCrystal Palace
Schlupp comes on for the impressive Kouyate.
- OffJoel WardCrystal Palace
- OnMartin KellyCrystal Palace
Ex-Liverpool man Kelly replaces Ward.
Ward, who hurt his knee tackling Origi a few minutes ago, has gone down and can't carry on.
Liverpool are on top now and suddenly Firmino is through on goal, but Guaita tips his poked effort round the post.
- OffAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
- OnDivock OrigiLiverpool
Origi replaces Oxlade-Chamberlain.
An in-swinging corner from Alexander-Arnold somehow stays out. If eiyther Mane or Lovren got a touch, Liverpool would be 2-0 up.
Zaha squares up the Liverpool defence and cross low for Ayew - who is six yards out and ahead of Van Dijk - but he can't divert the ball goalwards.
Milivojevic again tries his luck from range, hitting a bouncing ball straight at Alisson.
Milivojevic catches a long-range strike very sweetly but can't hit th target.
- Yellow cardFabinhoLiverpool
Fabinho cynically clips Kouyate to earn the game's first booking. He'll miss Liverpool's next game.
He'd had a quiet afternoon before that.
Townsend unleashes a powerful shot from range and Alisson tips it over.
Mane has now scored in each of his last five games against the Eagles.
- GoalSadio ManéLiverpool
GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-1 Liverpool. (Mane). Robertson's scuffed cross runs to Mane, who takes it down and then sees his deflected effort tipped onto one post and then the other by Guaita, but it bounces in off the second post and Mane makes amends for that miss immediately.
Liverpool break in a flash and Henderson picks out Mane, who gets between two defenders but shoots wide. That was a real chance.
Van Aanholt's 30-yard volley flies wide.
HT: Crystal Palace 0-0 Liverpool. Boos great the half-time whistle as the sides go in all square. Palace have been the dominant team and though they had the lead, only for VAR to rear its head once again and it's a decision that will divide opinion. Ayew's nudge didn't have any impact on the resulting free-kick, so did the decision really need overturning?
Here's the official line. In other news, there will be two added minutes.
Goal disallowed! There was a slight nudge on Lovren - well off the ball - and the goal is eventually ruled out.
VAR is still investigating.
GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-0 Liverpool (Tomkins). Zaha wins a free-kick by the corner flag and a whipped cross is flicked on by a Liverpool player, allowing Tomkins to head in unmarked at the back post.
Van Dijk rises highest at a Liverpool corner and his flick-on looks to be heading Firmino's way, but Guaita punches clear just in time.
Kouyate and Van Dijk land awkwardly after contesting a header. Both are now receiving treatment.
A diving Tomkins puts a Robertson cross behind for a corner. Liverpool take it short before crossing too close to Guaita.
This is reminiscent of thy Sheffield United game. Liverpool have been second-best, but so far have ridden the storm and still feel dangerous on the counter.
Wijnaldum takes a hand in the face from Townsend and teh home fans are frustrated to see play stopped.
Townsend and McArthur combine, with the latter getting to the byline and firing a low ball into the six-yard box that could have gone anywhere. Sadly for Palace, it ricocheted away from danger.
Off the bar! Milivojevic takes the free-kick and Tomkins wins the header, looping the ball up and it grazes the bar on its way down. There was a flag up, but Tomkins looks to have been onside.
Kouyate has been impressive so far and pooping up all over the place, this time winning a free-kick off Van Dijk on the right wing.
Uncharacteristically, it's been in possession that Alexander-Arnold has struggled.
Koutaye attempts an overhead kick and gets it all wrong, but inadvertently tees up Zaha, who also gets it all wrong as the ball bounces up awkwardly and he slices well wide.
There are some half-hearted appeals for a penalty as Van Dijk stops Ayew from turning him. Palace must settle for a corner.
Mane is inches away from getting on the end of a long ball from Fabinho. Passes over the top have caused Palace problems so far.
Palace waste a great chance as Alexander-Arnold gives the ball away in his own half and it eventually ends up at the feet of Kouyate, who picks out Ayew with a great cross, but the Ghanaian pokes wide.
Surprisingly, Zaha has only scored once at Selhurst Park since the start of last season.
Back-to-back Eagles corners come to nothing.
This is better from Palace and then again work the ball to Zaha, who wins a corner as his shot from a tight angle is blocked.
Zaha gets on the ball for the first and can't find much joy versus Alexander-Arnold so lays the ball back to Van Aanholt, whose cross finds a defender rather than Ayew.
Oxlade-Chamberlain picks up the ball from a deep cross and dribbles inside, telegraphing that he wants to shoot. By the time he does, it's blocked. He's started on th left, with Mane on the right.
A miscued Alexander-Arnold backpass gifts Palace a corner, although Liverpool cope with the couple of decent crosses sent into their box as a result.
Kouyate volleys clear a poor Alexander-Arnold corner.
Guaita has to be off his line quickly to deal with a probing through ball from Van Dijk.
Liverpool win a free-kick narrowly inside the Palace half, but the angle isn't really there for the cross and the hosts clear.
And we're off.
It's a grey afternoon in south London as the players emerge from the tunnel. Liverpool are in white, Palace in their usual colours.
However, Lovren is part of a Liverpool defence that hasn't kept a clean sheet in any of its last nine matches.
Dejan Lovren will be relived that Yannick Bolasie isn’t in the Eagles team today.
Ex-Reds boss Roy Hodgson has played Liverpool six times since leaving Anfield, winning twice and losing four times. He's never beaten them as Palace manager.
Liverpool are 29 games unbeaten in the Premier League and have lost just one of their last 25 road games in the league.
Goals, goals, goals.
After an impressive start to the season, Palace have stalled somewhat and picked up just one point from their last four games. To be fair, those matches were against three of the top four and Arsenal. They would love for Zaha to regain his best form through - he hasn't yet scored for Palace this season.
When it comes to this fixture, who could forget? Even though Liverpool have a great record here since, this game still looms large in the memory.
Despite that, Klopp was full of praise for Palace pre-game. "Their home games are pretty special because it's a really nice atmosphere there, they make it difficult,” he said. Klopp also commented that he thought Palace’s recent defeats didn’t tell the whole picture, insisting that “they made it tough for everyone” and are "a proper threat in the counter-attack."
Liverpool have won five games in a row at Selhurst Park, scoring at least twice in each of those matches.
As for Liverpool, Mo Salah is only fit enough for a place on the bench. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes his place and will presumably play in a wide position, but that's the only change to team that beat Manchester City last time out. Joe Gomez is among the substitues.
LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Robertson, Van Dijk, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Mane. Subs: Adrian, Milner, Gomez, Keita, Lallana, Salah, Origi.
First the hosts, who name an unchanged starting line-up to the one that lost 2-0 at Chelsea before the international break. Wilfried Zaha is indeed fit to start, while ex-Liverpool men Christian Benteke and Martin Kelly are among the substitutes.
CRYSTAL PALACE: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Tomkins, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Kouyate, Milivojevic, Townsend, Zaha, Ayew. Subs: Hennessey, Dann, Kelly, Schlupp, Meyer, McCarthy, Benteke.
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