Summary

  1. Liverpool seeking first league win of the season
  2. Salah on the bench; Robertson makes debut
  3. Palace lost 3-0 at home to Huddersfield in first game
  4. Zaha & Riedewald injured
  5. Watch Final Score at the top of the page

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By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace

All over.

Liverpool's season is up and running. The Reds have their first Premier League win. Palace were much improved defensively after last week's defeat to Huddersfield but return to London empty handed.

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Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace

Dominic Solanki and Mohamed Salah both go close to increasing Liverpool's lead. The Reds have had 16 shots - half on target.

Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace

A decent chance for Sullay Kaikai but Simon Mignolet does well to deny the Palace substitute.

Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace

Roberto Firmino is denied by Wayne Hennessey after the Palace keeper comes rushing off his line as Sadio Mane looked to pounce following Dominic Solanki's long punt forward.

Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace

Mohamed Salah looks to seal the points but his header is kept out by Wayne Hennessey after Joe Gomez's cross.

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Liverpool's squad is about as deep as a puddle. They'll have even fewer options next time Sturridge sneezes and tears his ACL so they should take the Coutinho money and bring in two or three more quality players imo

Simon, York

Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace

Palace are desperately trying to find a way back into this. This has been a much improved display by Frank De Boer's side after their heavy home defeat to Huddersfield but it looks as though they are going away empty handed unless they can produce a late equaliser.

Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

It was the simplest of tasks for Mane.

I think we should credit Jurgen Klopp. He has basically stuck four up front and it has forced Palace back and opened up the midfield for Liverpool.

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GOAL

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane releases the air of frustration which has been building around Anfield with a finish from eight yards after pouncing on a loose ball and prodding past Wayne Hennessey.

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SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

More frustration for Liverpool as Georginio Wijnaldum's goal-bound shot is blocked.

Jurgen Klopp is getting more and more frustrated.

Forward Dominic Solanke is sent on for Wijnaldum with 20 minutes remaining.

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Would it be 0-0 if Philippe Coutinho was on the pitch?

Just over 20 minutes remaining.

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As far as Coutinho is concerned, he knew that his contract did not have a release clause. If he wanted one, his representatives should have negotiated on that basis. As I see it he doesn't have a leg to stand on. He should honour the contract and stay.

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Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

The chances keep on coming for Liverpool.

Jordan Henderson is the latest to be denied by Wayne Hennessey before Jurgen Klopp sends Mohamed Salah into the action in place of Daniel Sturridge.

Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Loftus Cheek did brilliantly. Benteke should at the very, very least have hit the target.

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Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Christian Benteke wastes an excellent chance to give Palace the lead.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek does well to get the ball to the feet of the former Liverpool striker who is unmarked eight-yards out.

Benteke surely must score but somehow blazes over. A huge let off for Liverpool.

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Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

That was a really good save. Hennessey will have seen it very late and still managed to push the ball wide of the post.

Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

More frustration for the Reds.

A free-kick by James Milner sails over the bar before Wayne Hennessey denies Liverpool at full stretch and Firmino is then flagged offside as he follows up.

Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Jordan Henderson wins a midfield skirmish with Ruben Loftus-Cheek before Andrew Robertson delivers another dangerous cross into the area.

This time it's too close to Wayne Hennessey who is off his line to gather before the ball drops at the feet of a red shirt.

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What is Jermaine Jenas waffling on about? How are Liverpool cutting their own nose off by refusing to sell Coutinho to Barca? No club needs the money these days. We'd rather have our best player than struggle to replace him this late in the window thanks. Might not suit the player but it suits us. We're keeping him.

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Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Determined start by Liverpool as Roberto Firmino wins an early corner after Scott Dann cuts out his pass in front of the Kop.

KICK-OFF

Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

The second half begins without any changes.

How long before Klopp throws Salah into the action?

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Impressive Robertson

Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Andrew Robertson has given Liverpool balance. He has put in four or five very good crosses but Liverpool haven't had that many attackers in the Palace penalty area.

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Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Liverpool have dominated possession and have wasted two really good chances - both made from the boot of debutant Andrew Robertson.

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'Very ordinary'

Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

It has been a very ordinary game. Liverpool started quite brightly but Palace haven't been in too much danger. They have been extremely committed and had one chance themselves.

HALF-TIME

Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

A frustrating half for Liverpool comes to an end. Palace will be happy with this - they've bounced back well after last week's heavy home defeat to Huddersfield.

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Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Chances at both ends in the space of a few seconds.

First, Roberto Firmino stings the hands of Wayne Hennessey with a thumping angled strike from outside the area.

Palace storm up the other end and Jason Puncheon lets fly from inside the Liverpool area but Simon Mignolet beats it away.

Suddenly, this game has come alive.

Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Liverpool are starting to get into wide positions but the problem is Sturridge and Firmino are dropping deep. They are not looking to run in behind Crystal Palace.

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Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Free-kick to Liverpool 20 yards out.

James Milner and Daniel Sturridge are in deep discussion and take an age before the latter blasts it into the Palace wall.

This has been a solid defensive performance by the visitors so far.

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Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Andy Robertson is having a terrific debut.

He's just delivered another wonderful cross into the six-yard area but Sadio Mane is unable to guide it over the line.

Liverpool should be ahead. The home fans are getting frustrated.

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Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

This is scrappy with a capital S.

The good news for Jurgen Klopp is that Liverpool look more organised and solid at the back than they did at Watford last week.

Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Robertson looks to try and play balls into the front men. He has made a good start.

Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

This game hasn't really got going. It's been stop-start all the way so far.

Daniel Sturridge is trying to make his mark and has just fired over after a beautiful turn and shot from 25 yards.

Great technique by the striker. Shame about the finish.

Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

I think Palace will be more pleased than Liverpool given fact they were all at sea last week against Huddersfield.

The shape is better, Benteke is holding the ball up and Townsend and Puncheon look lively.

Christian Benteke
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Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

These are the stats at the midway point of the first half.

Liverpool should be ahead. Joel Matip will be haunted by that miss if the Reds don't win this.

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Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Liverpool are favouring attacks down the left-hand side of the pitch, with debutant Andrew Robertson getting into the opposition half at every opportunity.

The former Hull full-back has made a total of 23 passes so far, 11 of which have been in Palace's half of the pitch.

Andrew Robertson
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YELLOW CARD

Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Committed start by both teams and referee Kevin Friend has been pretty busy as the tackles fly in.

First booking of the game is Jason Puncheon for chopping down Joe Gomez in full flight.

Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

I think Matip took his eye off the ball. It looked such an easy save for Hennessey that Matip took his eye off it.

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Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

How did Joel Matip miss that?

A delicious cross by Andrew Robertson is completely missed by Wayne Hennessey and Matip somehow heads wide when it was easier to score.

How costly will that miss prove?

Joel Matip
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Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Joe Gomez is available every single time. He can afford to push on to almost play as a right winger and cause Crystal Palace all sorts of problems.