Liverpool vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Premier League updates


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Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of this Premier League clash between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s men will be bouncing coming into this one, just three days after beating AC Milan in a Champions League thriller. The Reds have made a brilliant start to their 2021/22 campaign with ten points from their first four games. Slowly, people are beginning to talk about them as title contenders after the club took a backseat during the summer transfer window.

But this afternoon they will have to deal with a Crystal Palace side buoyed by their convincing 3-0 win over Tottenham last weekend. The Eagles took full advantage of Spurs being reduced to 10 men as they picked up their first league victory of coach Patrick Vieira’s reign.

New boy Odsonne Edouard made history on his debut against Tottenham when he became the fastest substitute goalscorer in Premier League history. Can he push on from that superb start this afternoon? It’s a tall order for Palace, but they won here in the not-so-distant past when they claimed a 2-1 victory in April 2017. Having said that, nine successive defeats since then do not bode well for the visitors.

Follow live updates from Anfield below as the Reds look to keep pace at the top of the table in what promises to be a thrilling title race.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

Kick-off at Anfield at 3pm BSTLiverpool look to extend unbeaten start to new seasonPalace seek second straight win after upsetting SpursLFC XI: Alisson, Milner, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago, Mane, Salah, JotaCPFC XI: Guaita, Ward, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Kouyate, McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew, Benteke, ZahaShow latest update
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Liverpool 0 – 0 Crystal Palace

30 mins: Henderson wins a corner for Liverpool and Milner comes up to take it. He pulls it back to the front of the box where Jota is waiting. He’s free to take a shot but misses the ball and Palace manage to squeeze it away.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:30

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Crystal Palace

27 mins: Nice work from Ibrahima Konate. Liverpool’s new signing tracks Benteke’s run into the box and goes shoulder-to-shoulder with the Crystal Palace striker forcing him wide. Benteke eventually gets a shot away but Konate blocks it behind for a corner that then comes to nothing.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:28

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Crystal Palace

24 mins: James Milner swings a Liverpool free kick into the box from the right. Kouyate manages to win the header but the clearance comes out to Thiago. He knocks it back into the box where Virgil Van Dijk flicks it back into the middle of the area. Guaita sprints off his line and punches the ball away.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:25

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Crystal Palace

21 mins: Close! Palace win a corner that Conor Gallagher curls into the box. He picks out Christain Benteke who rises above Mane to win the header. He connects well but the chance goes over the crossbar.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:22

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GOAL! Norwich 0 – 1 Watford (Dennis, 17’)⚽️

A huge goal at Carrow Road as Watford take the lead! Emmanuel Dennis meets a ball whipped in from the right side. He heads the ball into the ground, beats the goalkeeper and puts Watford in front.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:20

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Crystal Palace

15 mins: Save! Crystal Palace have real problems on their right side. Mane and Tsimikas are pulling them apart with ease. The left-back receives the ball off Mane and hangs up a cross to the back post. Jordan Henderson arrives and meets it on the volley. He connects sweetly and belts it at goal. Vicente Guaita covers the near post and dives across to palm the shot away. Good save!

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:17

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Crystal Palace

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.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 15:14

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Crystal Palace

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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Liverpool 0 – 0 Crystal Palace

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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Liverpool 0 – 0 Crystal Palace

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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