Score Strip

  1. League: Football
  2. Chelsea vs. Norwich City
    FT
    0 Chelsea
    0 Norwich
  3. Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool
    FT
    3 Crystal Palace
    3 Liverpool
  4. Manchester United vs. Hull City
    FT
    3 Man Utd
    1 Hull
  5. Manchester City vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    4 Man City
    0 Aston Villa
  6. Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion
    FT
    2 Sunderland
    0 West Brom
  7. West Bromwich Albion vs. Stoke City
    FT
    1 West Brom
    2 Stoke
  8. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    3 Spurs
    0 Aston Villa
  9. Sunderland vs. Swansea City
    FT
    1 Sunderland
    3 Swansea
  10. Southampton vs. Manchester United
    FT
    1 Southampton
    1 Man Utd
  11. Norwich City vs. Arsenal
    FT
    0 Norwich
    2 Arsenal
  12. Manchester City vs. West Ham United
    FT
    2 Man City
    0 West Ham
  13. Liverpool vs. Newcastle United
    FT
    2 Liverpool
    1 Newcastle
  14. Hull City vs. Everton
    FT
    0 Hull
    2 Everton
  15. Fulham vs. Crystal Palace
    FT
    2 Fulham
    2 Crystal Palace
  16. Cardiff City vs. Chelsea
    FT
    1 Cardiff
    2 Chelsea
  17. Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Arsenal
    Crystal Palace
  18. Burnley vs. Chelsea
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Burnley
    Chelsea
  19. Leicester City vs. Everton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Leicester
    Everton
  20. Liverpool vs. Southampton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Liverpool
    Southampton
  21. Manchester United vs. Swansea City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Man Utd
    Swansea
  22. Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Newcastle
    Man City
  23. Queens Park Rangers vs. Hull City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    QPR
    Hull
  24. Stoke City vs. Aston Villa
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Stoke
    Aston Villa
  25. West Bromwich Albion vs. Sunderland
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Brom
    Sunderland
  26. West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Ham
    Spurs
  27. Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Aston Villa
    Newcastle
  28. Chelsea vs. Leicester City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Chelsea
    Leicester
  29. Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Crystal Palace
    West Ham
  30. Everton vs. Arsenal
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Everton
    Arsenal
  31. Hull City vs. Stoke City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Hull
    Stoke
  32. View All
LIV
CRY
93+3'
Going to be a booking here for Aspas. Game almost done and dusted.
90+4'
There goes the whistle for full-time. A 3-1 win for Liverpool. They go top of the table.
89'
We are into four minutes of time added on.
88'
Liverpool heading top of the table for 24 hours at least before Arsenal visit West Brom.
Liverpool Substitution
87'
Aspas will struggle to get any sort of start with Suarez and Sturridge in this sort of form.
86'
 
14 goals in 14 games for Sturridge. He departs to be replaced by Aspas for the home side.
85'
Suarez picks out Sturridge with a lovely pass. His shot clips the post with Speroni beaten. Comes back out to Suarez, who was offside. So unfortunate really for Liverpool.
84'
 
Another offside flag goes up against Suarez. Home side five minutes or so away from returning to the top of the standings.
83'
Another Palace goal would make matters interesting, but Liverpool earn a corner that Gerrard swings in. Blocked by Mariappa before Liverpool pick up the loose ball from the second Gerrard corner.
82'
Ian Holloway suddenly seeing some life in this match after such an arduous time of it today.
81'
Suarez catches Jedinak with a late attempt at a volley. Was not intentional. Free-kick to the visitors.
80'
Dwight Gayle scores his second Premier League goal of the season. The Reds have now scored just once and conceded four second-half goals this season.
79'
Liverpool really paying the price for dropping off the pace in the second period. Need to steady the ship having been on cruise control for long periods of this game.
78'
 
GOAL! Campana's free-kick is glanced into the net by Gayle's head. No chance for Mignolet. Palace rewarded for a spirited performance in the second half. They trail 3-1 now.
77'
 
Bolasie's swiftness out wide sees Sterling booked. Palace with a free-kick from out wide of the home area.
76'
He needs some treatment here. A bit of concern for Palace, who have already used their three substitutes in this match.
75'
Moxey down needing treatment after appearing to run straight into Suarez. The outcome leaves Moxey grounded.
74'
Delaney seemed to take a dull one on that occasion from Sturridge. On we go with Liverpool holding this 3-0 lead.
73'
Sturridge and Suarez both trying to finish in the heart of the Palace box, but the visitors hold firm to clear the danger.
72'
Puncheon tries to play a one-two with Jedinak. Puncheon claims he was pushed on his back, but the referee doesn't want to know.
71'
Some lovely play by Suarez to flick the ball across the face of goal, but Sturridge not reading the run of his team-mate on that occasion.
70'
 
An offside flag again raised to halt Suarez in his tracks.
69'
 
Bolasie introduced for the visiting side with Chamakh departing the scene.
68'
Glorious chance for Gayle after sloppy Liverpool play, but he fires the effort high of the mark. Poor finish really. Liverpool toiling for any intensity.
Crystal Palace Substitution
67'
 
Sakho also departing the scene with Daniel Agger wheeled on for the home team.
Liverpool Substitution
66'
 
Liverpool set to make a change here with Victor Moses departing to be replaced by Luis Alberto.
Liverpool Substitution
65'
Mignolet having to watch a Puncheon shot like a hawk. Deflects off Henderson, but Mignolet saves despite knocking himself against a post.
64'
Liverpool seem happy to keep the ball rather than pushing on for more goals, but Sterling produces a cross that is grasped by Speroni.
63'
Enrique with a cross from out wide. Not the best, and easy for Speroni to collect. Liverpool not as sharp in this second half.
62'
Suarez controls the ball from the Gerrard corner. Can't get the shot away before Liverpool recycle possession. Palace with a better shape.
61'
Jedinak with a decent tackle on Suarez after he had been fed by Sterling. Corner to the home side.
60'
Liverpool are the lowest second half scorers in the Premier League with just one goal.
59'
Arsenal get the chance to go top again tomorrow when they visit West Bromwich Albion. Sakho with a powerful and timely clearance at the heart of that visiting defence.
58'
Liverpool inflicted both of Palace’s biggest ever margin Premier League defeats when they beat them 5-0 at Anfield in November 1992 and 6-1 at Selhurst Park in August 1994.
57'
Palace showing up a bit better in this second half, but Sakho again brings the ball out from the back ahead of Marouane Chamakh.
56'
Marouane Chamakh looks for O'Keefe, but Sakho with the header away. Liverpool trying to cut through the middle of the visiting side's defence.
55'
Marouane Chamakh manages to unload a shot at the Liverpool goal, but all too easy for Mignolet to make the stop on that occasion.
54'
Sterling tries to pick out Sturridge, but not enough on the pass. A Palace defender well placed to do the clearing work at the heart of the visiting defence.
53'
Suarez with the corner for Liverpool. But a bit of pushing in the Palace box sees the free-kick awarded to the visiting side.
52'
 
Ward on the run for Palace out wide, but Enrique doing well to close down his space out wide. Suarez then whistled for wandering offside.
51'
Adrian Mariappa comes up with a timely tackle to win the ball from Suarez in the visiting area.
50'
Suarez with a handling offence under pressure from Ward. Palace can relieve some of the pressure. For the moment at least.
49'
Liverpool are the highest first half scorers this season with 10 Premier League goals and joint best defensive side in the first half after conceding just once.
48'
 
Gayle replaces Kebe, while Campana takes over from Jerome for Palace at the break. They might be content to get out of this losing 3-0 the way this afternoon has gone.
47'
Sakho rises to head a corner a few yards wide of goal. Liverpool on the front foot from the outset of this half.
46'
Off we go then with this second half.
Crystal Palace Substitution
Crystal Palace Substitution
45+1'
Speroni with another excellent stop to prevent Suarez from finding the net. The whistle sounds for the break. Liverpool lead 3-0 at Anfield.
44'
Jedinak miles wide of goal with an effort as if to sum up Palace's struggles in the first period.
43'
Steven Gerrard scores his 99th Premier League goal for Liverpool. Not a bad return from the club captain who side are occupying their highest league position of first spot since 1996.
42'
The referee made that penalty call on the advice of the linesman. Not sure the referee would have awareded any sort of foul against the visiting side there.
41'
All Liverpool at the moment. And then some as Sturridge fires another shot at goal that Speroni holds.
40'
Moses knocks the ball off the bar from four yards. Brilliant work by Suarez again with the cross. How did that stay out.
39'
 
GOAL! Gerrard plants the penalty to his left, Speroni flew to his left. First goal of the season for the Liverpool captain. Liverpool lead 3-0.
38'
PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL! Sterling taken out of the action late by Moxey. Looked like it was just outside of the box. Very harsh on Palace. Was outside of the box.
37'
Newcastle’s last 11 Premier League goals have been scored by Frenchmen. The Premier League record for most successive Premier League goals from a foreign nationality for a single club is 12 French goals in a row for Arsenal from March to April 2004.
36'
Jerome can't control the ball on the run as Henderson smuggles the pass back to Mignolet.
35'
Nice piece of play again involving Suarez and Sturridge. Palace scramble the ball clear, but that partnership continues to flourish.
34'
 
Offside flag goes up against Suarez after he set off too soon.
33'
Jerome with a fine cross, but Sakho almost shanks the cross into his own net in rushing the clearance. So fortunate to escape an own goal there.
32'
Liverpool have never lost a home Premier League match when leading by a two-goal margin. They last failed to win at Anfield when two goals ahead in a 2-2 draw with Birmingham in September 2002, over 11 years ago.
31'
Ward with the cross, buit Kolo Toure with the clearing header. Palace looking to reduce their arrears before the break.
30'
Crystal Palace have never come back from two goals behind in a Premier League match to win. However, they have once come back to draw in a 3-3 home draw v Norwich in April 2005.
29'
Jerome's initial attempt was heading wide. England manager Hodgson in the crowd today. He'll be hoping Sturridge comes through this without any injuries.
28'
Kebe with a surging run into the Liverpool box, but he can't finish as Kolo Tore clears before Mignolet somehow keeps out a Kebe effort after he deflected it towards goal.
27'
Bit better from Palace as Puncheon throws over a decent cross. Kebe can't get on the end of it with the header. Sakho trying to recover from blocking the O'Keefe shot seconds earlier.
26'
Liverpool director Kenny Dalglish must be content with how this is working out for his side today. Enrique picks up out wide for the home team.
25'
Speroni out of his goal to collect the ball ahead of Suarez. Liverpool sitting top of the table as we stand in the Premier League.
24'
On average, Liverpool have scored their first goal of the game in the 19th minute this season in the Premier League; quicker than any other side.
23'
Not sure what Palace are doing. Seemed to start with a 4-4-2 but now seem to be heading back to that formation. Could be a bit too late for tinkering now.
22'
Since Luis Suarez’s ban began, Daniel Sturridge is the Premier League’s top scorer with 10 goals. Make that 11 now.
21'
Delaney does well to flick the cross behind from Suarez's cross with Sturridge certain to be in for Liverpool's third goal. This match should be done and dusted before half-time the way Liverpool are going.
20'
Liverpool are now top first half scorers in the Premier League with nine goals. Daniel Sturridge (six) and Suarez (two) have scored eight of those nine goals.
19'
Palace need to watch how this is working out otherwise they could be on the end of a severe beating. The visiting defence not at the races.
18'
 
GOAL! Sturridge twists and turns in the Palace box. Delaney all over the place as the England man bangs the shot into the corner of the net with his left peg.
17'
What a goal that is from Suarez. Utter class. But the defending was poor from Palace. Should have done a lot better with that.
16'
Smashing piece of play by Sturridge. Drills the shot at goal, but Speroni is alive to the danger to nudge the ball wide of goal at his near post.
15'
Ward knocks a cross into the heart of the Liveprool box, but Mignolet is off his line to collect.
14'
 
GOAL! Suarez nets for Liverpool from six yards out. The home side lead. He slipped and fell before getting back on his feet to net from Enrique's cutback.
13'
O'Keefe with the corner for Palace this time, but Mile Jedinak just can't get his head on the end of that delivery.
12'
Moxey with a decent delivery into the box and Henderson knocks the ball behind for a corner to Palace.
11'
Enrique picks out Moses on the run, but he just couldn't control the ball in time free in the visiting area. Loses control and Speroni collects.
10'
 
Mile Jedinak smashes a free-kick into the wall before O'Keefe is booked for a late one on Sakho. Miles late really.
9'
Best movement of the day so far from Palace as Kebe takes a tumble 30 yards or so from goal. Chance then for Palace.
8'
Chance for Jerome as he tries to get a header on the Puncheon delivery, but the ball drops well wide. Just couldn't get enough on that cross to direct it goalwards.
7'
Gerrard leans back and lifts an effort miles over the bar from distance. Goalkick to Palace.
6'
Marouane Chamakh heads clear the Suarez delivery. Liverpool continue on the attack with several balls thrown into the opposition box at pace.
5'
Gerrard throws a free-kick in the Palace box, but Damien Delaney gets his head to it. Corner to the home side.
4'
No chances at either end so far. Liverpool with three at the back, but not sure if this is their favoured formation.
3'
A few flares being left off in the Palace end. Gerrard flicks the ball into the box, but safely into the arms of Speroni in the visiting goal.
2'
Palace 4-4-2, Liverpool operating with three at the back. Pitch is in perfect condition with Sterling operating at wing-back for the home side.
1'
Referee Anthony Taylor gets the action off and running at Anfield.
14:57
Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway also singing "You'll Never Walk Alone". Don't see too many opposition managers singing that song at Anfield. It is apparently his father's favourite song.
14:55
Liverpool fans getting ready to welcome back Suarez and Kenny Dalglish, who is on the board after his second stint as manager ended last year. Read about that here....
Premier League - Dalglish returns to Liverpool as a director

Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish has joined the club's board as a non-executive director.

14:50
Daniel Sturridge has either scored or assisted 15 goals in his last 11 Barclays Premier League appearances for Liverpool. Crystal Palace have now gone 270 minutes without a Premier League goal.
14:45
Ian Holloway: "It's a wonderful opportunity for us to put right what's been going wrong. We have to be more attacking, it's who dares wins. That was the Blackpool approach, to be more daring. We've worked hard on that this week. We have players who can attack but they are coming back too far to defend, so we have to be a little bit braver and we are working on it. The proof is in the pudding, can we get at Liverpool? Can we take our chances, and will life look a little bit better afterwards."
14:40
Brendan Rodgers: "In Suarez and Sturridge, I've got what I call two 'nine-and-a-halves'. They both like to move, they like to drift and they both like to go into the half-positions in between the lines. You've got two great players as your front two and then you build the structure around that. I'm not the traditional 4-4-2 man and with the players we've got we can make this system work."
14:35
The Eagles have made more tackles than any other Premier League side this season (146). Then again, that's probably because they've had less of the ball, and given it away more easily...
14:30
Daniel Sturridge has either scored or assisted 15 goals in his last 11 Premier League appearances for Liverpool. That is not bad at all.
14:25
TEAMS - Liverpool: Mignolet, Toure, Skrtel, Sakho, Henderson, Enrique, Gerrard, Sterling, Moses, Sturridge, Suarez. Subs: Jones, Ibe, Wisdom, Agger, Aspas, Ilori, Alberto. //// Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Mariappa, Delaney, Moxey, Jedinak, O'Keefe, Puncheon, Kebe, Jerome, Chamakh. Subs: Price, Inniss, Campana, Guedioura, Bolasie, Gayle, Phillips.
14:20
Luis Suarez starts at Anfield for the first time since he decided to chow down on Branislav Ivanovic. Full teams coming up...
14:15
Liverpool will fancy their chances of victory against the Championship play-off winners, who have looked out of their depth for most of the season. And the Reds know that a victory will put them top of the table overnight regardless of other results.
14:00
Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Liverpool's match against Crystal Palace.

Starting Line-ups

Liverpool
Crystal Palace
    • 22
      Mignolet
    • 17
      Sakho
    • 37
      Skrtel
    • 4
      Touré
    • 3
      José Enrique
    • 14
      Henderson
    • 8
      Gerrard
    • 31
      Sterling
    • Moses
    • 7
      Luis Suárez
    • 15
      Sturridge
Team Manager:  Brendan Rodgers
    • 49
      Jimmy Kébé
    • Jerome
    • 29
      Chamakh
    • 12
      O'Keefe
    • 15
      Mile Jedinak
    • 13
      Puncheon
    • 2
      Ward
    • 3
      Mariappa
    • 27
      Delaney
    • Moxey
    • 1
      Speroni
Team Manager:  Tony Pulis
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Mignolet 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
José Enrique 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
K. Touré 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. Skrtel 0 0 0 0 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 90
M. Sakho 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 67
D. Agger 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Gerrard 1 0 1 85 0 7 0 1 0 0 1 90
J. Henderson 0 0 0 74 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
R. Sterling 0 0 0 63 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 90
V. Moses 0 0 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
Luis Alberto 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Luis Suárez 1 0 2 37 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 90
D. Sturridge 1 0 4 28 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 88
I. Aspas 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Speroni 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Ward 0 0 0 6 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 90
D. Moxey 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
D. Delaney 0 0 0 3 13 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
A. Mariappa 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Mile Jedinak 0 0 0 45 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
S. O'Keefe 0 0 0 42 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 90
J. Puncheon 0 0 0 47 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 90
J. Campaña 0 1 0 39 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 45
Jimmy Kébé 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 45
Y. Bolasie 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 22
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Chamakh 0 0 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68
D. Gayle 1 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
C. Jerome 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
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