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Summary

  1. Benteke second with header
  2. Benteke slots home from six yards
  3. Coutinho with superb free-kick
  4. FT: Burnley 0-2 Man Utd
  5. Martial and Rooney for away team

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By Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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Squeeze indeed, Jurgen.

That's it from English football today, but there's a little game going on in Spain. You can follow it here.

Bye for now. 

'We have to try to squeeze everything out of this season'

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking to Match of the Day: "I have no idea how Crystal Palace are in the situation they are. We knew it was difficult. We were dominant, you cannot create 20 chances in a game like this, you have to work and that is what we did. We scored a fantastic goal and more interesting situations and then out of nothing let them score.

"After you could see their confidence grew and in the second half we were dominant. They had counter attack threat but again out of nothing we gave them an opportunity from a corner. The decisive one we missed the ball at the front post. 

"It is frustrating, disappointing of course, everyone thinks the Champions League has slipped through our fingers but we have one more month to stay positive. We have to try everything to squeeze everything out of this season."

'We are looking up'

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce speaking to BBC Sport: "Some goals you can't stop and that one we couldn't stop. But the recovery from that is good.  Out of possession we frustrated Liverpool today so much that they had little opportunity to have a clean shot on goal. 

"Liverpool were only as good as we allowed them to be. They had a lot of possession as did Chelsea and Arsenal. We did more with our possession than Liverpool and that is why we won. 

"We finished our analysis with how many goals Liverpool have conceded from corners. We showed that it might not be the first ball in but the second or third if we make runs in the right areas.

"It has been hard work but we are looking up. We have five games to go but Tottenham on Wednesday will come too early. We will have change the side to get fresh legs into the side. It is a big result today, it makes life so much easier."

Fair point...

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Martin C: You say that the PL trophy might have blue ribbons next weekend..alternatively Spurs and Chelsea could be level on points 

Palace had three shots on target, Liverpool had one. I'm not sure that you did dominate, Jurgen.

'We dominated the game'

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking to Sky Sports: "I had to say a few words to the boys. I know what everyone is saying, that we have to win it, do this and that. Crystal Palace are a good side but we dominated the game, that was clear. We had very good moments. It is not easy to create chance and chance and chance.

“Today it was a defeat and makes sense for me to say a few words. We were not at our best. We tried everything - changing systems - but it didn’t work that well because we had a bit of nerves.There are games to play and we will be ready."

'I can breathe a little easier'

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce speaking to Sky Sports: "I think the key was tactical. They have lost six goals on corners in the first and second phase. They use a zonal system and don't mark men. If you get on the move you may get a chance.

"It shows the character in the team and quality finishing of the team. If you ask Wayne Hennessey how busy he was you will realise how good we were.

"I think when you talk about possession Liverpool had a huge amount but chances on goal we were right up there with Liverpool and we were more clinical.

"I can breathe a little easier. 38 points has been very good in the last 10 years. We have five games to go so this one is so important. We have Tottenham on Wednesday and Burnley after that. It lifts the pressure on us. I am worried these lads can't reach this level when they don't have time to recover. I may have to make huge changes to make sure we compete with Tottenham."

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Johnny Magrinho: Klopp needs to come out and say that wasn't good enough, we aren't good enough and he'll teach his team to defend. Embarrassing.

RegularJon: Loserpool! How can this joke of a club still be in the top 4?! Win by three at City and we go third! 

Here's a thought - Palace host Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, a night after Chelsea host Southampton. The Premier League trophy could have blue ribbons on it by the of the week.

Liverpool don't play again until a week on Monday. They could be out of the top four by then.

'We upset the big teams'

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend tells Sky Sports: "Travelling up yesterday we saw the other teams won and that put pressure on us. But we have made a habit of upsetting the big teams and have done it again thanks to the big man."

Asked if the win secures their survival: "Not yet. We have seen the other teams at the bottom are winning matches. We are almost there. Never say never but we can start looking up the table and seeing where we can finish."

Asked how Palace have turned results around: "Hard work on the training pitch day in day out. Confidence, winning gives belief. You saw that with Leicester last year."

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Ross Took: Have we even progressed under Klopp? We are the same now as we were under Benitez.

Grumpy Expat: Palace beating Liverpool? How on earth is Sam Allardyce not England manager? Oh, hang on... 

Vaishach: Big Sam you beauty! Defeats Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in the span of 23 days! 

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FULL-TIME

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

All over! Crystal Palace have won at Anfield but, more importantly, have all but secured their Premier League survival. How much will this hurt Liverpool's top four hopes?

Allardyce celebrates
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Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Allardyce looks at his watch. Wayne Hennessey has the ball. It must be all done...

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Liverpool are kicking anything in yellow. The Palace fans sing that they are staying up. Only a minute or so to go....

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

James Tomkins is struggling so badly that he's gone to play up front - he knows Palace need someone more mobile at the back. Fraizer Campbell has dropped deep. Sam Allardyce patrols the touchline like an expectant father in the delivery room...

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Liverpool have only had one shot on target - that was Coutinho's goal. When Alberto Moreno gets down the left, Martin Kelly cuts out the cross. Scramble in the box, yellow shirts hurling themselves at the ball.

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Good lord. Marko Grujic on James Tomkins. Studs up, into the ankle. Tomkins is struggling to walk, but knows there are no subs left. Some Liverpool fans are leaving. There are six minutes added on...

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Creative Mind: Sam Allardyce is a good manager, shame about the antics! England's loss is Crystal Palace's gain

Dr Hal Abdul: How times have changed. How do you explain swapping Sahko for Trent Alexander-Arnold in a million years?

Jay: Big Sam has saved Palace with enough time to go on and save Sunderland again if he wants to 

SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Final change for Palace. Christian Benteke off, Fraizer Campbell on. Benteke has scored more goals as a visiting player to Anfield than he did as a Red.  

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Liverpool will stay third, but only two points above Manchester City and three ahead of United, who have two games in hand. They would be nine points above Arsenal, who have three games in hand. Into the final five.

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Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Yohan Cabaye off, Damien Delaney on. On further inspection of the table, Palace could into the top half if they win in midweek. They could finish as high as eighth. I'm pretty sure they were going down about three weeks ago.

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Why do Liverpool struggle so badly against teams from the wrong end of the Premier League? As it stands, Palace are climbing all the way to 12th, seven points above the drop zone. Big Sam has done it again.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
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Michael Reid: Liverpool fans maybe gloating a bit to soon about their return to champions league? Chelsea, spurs, city & United?

Philip Stothers: It was very obvious that we had to cut Bentekes supply today. That is another thing Klopp has got wrong recently. Oh dear.

Steve Best: LFC returning to their depressing inability to beat lower table opposition. Simply not good enough. 

SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Palace sub. Patrick van Aanholt on, the curiously quiet Wilfried Zaha off. At 2-1 down, Liverpool are turning to the rookie Trent Alexander-Arnold to replace Dejan Lovren. At the same time, Roberto Firmino gets instructions from Jurgen Klopp written on what looks like the back of an envelope. In the middle of a match, can players really take that on board?

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City

A 2nd for Benteke gives Palace the lead, but Liverpool's defending at corners is shambolic.

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker at Anfield

Enormous goal! Poorly defended by Liverpool. Benteke, six yards out, heads it easily into the net.

Benteke does it again

Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

It's a sucker-punch, but Liverpool only have themselves to blame. After all that domination, the Reds have been punished by that man again. A corner from the right, allowed to travel miles to far, maybe via a little flick at the near post. Christian Benteke has the freedom of the six-yard box and stoops to head in from close range.

Christian Benteke scores his second goal
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GOAL - Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace

Christian Benteke

You just knew it was coming!

Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker at Anfield

Liverpool are as nervy as you like. Sam Allardyce has his hands on his head.

It was knocked down by Benteke, Cabaye - 12 yards out, stretching - put it over the bar.

Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace

A decent chance for Palace, their first sight of goal in the second half. A free-kick bounces around in the Liverpool box, Yohan Cabaye gets away a snap shot on the turn. Over the bar, but a warning for Liverpool. Their momentum has been sapped.

Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace

Palace have alleviated the pressure, managing to spend some time in the Liverpool half. Have Liverpool missed their chance to lead whilst they dominated? We await the awakening of the Anfield crowd.

Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace

How can this be right? Sam Allardyce screams at referee Mike Jones. "Do your job", with an unprintable swear word in there too. Haven't the FA got a Respect campaign? What a joke.

Sam Allardyce
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Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace

Liverpool are knocking here. If Palace are forced any deeper they will be defending in the front row of The Kop. Roberto Firmino finds space on the right, but fails to test Wayne Hennessey.

Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace

Palace haven't shown much since the break. As the shadow extends almost to the far side of the Anfield turf, they are left chasing the ball as it is stroked around by those in red. Liverpool have taken up residence in the Palace half.

Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace

Though Liverpool are bang on top, it remains devoid of atmos inside Anfield. Nerves? A Sunday lunch large enough to make you feel sleepy? Lovely through ball by James Milner, Roberto Firmino just beaten to it by an onrushing Wayne Hennessey.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino
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Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace

We might have to check to see how many Phil Coutinhos there are on the pitch. He's everywhere. This time a header that may have been heading for the bottom corner had it not hit Divock Origi.

Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace

Chris Sutton

Ex-Chelsea striker at Anfield

I think Coutinho's asking Andre Marriner for a penalty. He got a heavy challenge but he stayed on his feet. He could have got a shot off earlier. Terrific skill from Coutinho. 

Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace

Coutinho again! Dancing through the Palace box. Hassled by Martin Kelly. The shot is eventually wide, but should it be a penalty? Very probably. Kelly's touch undoubtedly affected the shot. If Coutinho goes down rather than staying on his feet, that's a spot-kick.