Liverpool 4-3 Crystal Palace: Mohamed Salah double as Reds edge thriller

Liverpool players celebrate Sadio Mane's late goal

Mohamed Salah scored his 50th Premier League goal as Liverpool came from behind to defeat a resolute Crystal Palace in a seven-goal thriller at Anfield.

The Reds dominated the vast majority of the first half but it was the visitors who broke the deadlock through Andros Townsend, who beat Alisson from close range after Wilfried Zaha pulled a cross back.

But the hosts came out for the second period with goals on the agenda, and it took just one minute for Salah to equalise before they went ahead seven minutes later through Roberto Firmino.

Palace were not down and out just yet, though, and James Tomkins capitalised on poor defending to head his side level from a corner.

However, a calamitous error by Julian Speroni – making his first appearance since December 2017 – handed Liverpool an advantage they did not relinquish again, the visitors’ keeper scooping the ball towards his own net for Salah to poke in from on the line.

Sadio Mane scored the fourth in stoppage time, just after James Milner had been sent off for two yellow-card fouls on Palace’s Wilfried Zaha – though there was still time for Max Meyer to score a consolation for the visitors.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Liverpool

  • 13Alisson
  • 7MilnerBooked at 89mins
  • 32Matip
  • 4van Dijk
  • 26Robertson
  • 14Henderson
  • 3FabinhoSubstituted forLallanaat 87'minutes
  • 10Mané
  • 9Roberto Firmino
  • 8KeitaSubstituted forShaqiriat 71'minutes
  • 11SalahSubstituted forCamachoat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Sturridge
  • 18Moreno
  • 20Lallana
  • 22Mignolet
  • 23Shaqiri
  • 27Origi
  • 64Camacho

Crystal Palace

  • 1Speroni
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 5Tomkins
  • 12Sakho
  • 3van Aanholt
  • 10Townsend
  • 18McArthurSubstituted forMeyerat 81'minutes
  • 4Milivojevic
  • 8KouyatéSubstituted forSchluppat 75'minutes
  • 11Zaha
  • 14J AyewBooked at 42minsSubstituted forWickhamat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Dann
  • 7Meyer
  • 15Schlupp
  • 17Benteke
  • 21Wickham
  • 34Kelly
  • 41Tupper
Referee:
Jonathan Moss
Attendance:
53,171

Match Stats

Home TeamLiverpoolAway TeamCrystal Palace
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home19
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Liverpool 4, Crystal Palace 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Liverpool 4, Crystal Palace 3.

Attempt missed. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, Liverpool. Adam Lallana tries a through ball, but Sadio Mané is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool 4, Crystal Palace 3. Max Meyer (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Connor Wickham.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Rafael Camacho replaces Mohamed Salah.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool 4, Crystal Palace 2. Sadio Mané (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrew Robertson.

Adam Lallana (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace).

Attempt missed. Sadio Mané (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mohamed Salah following a fast break.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to James Milner (Liverpool) for a bad foul.

Foul by James Milner (Liverpool).

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Adam Lallana replaces Fabinho because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Fabinho (Liverpool) because of an injury.

Foul by Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).

James Tomkins (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Patrick van Aanholt.

Attempt missed. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Patrick van Aanholt with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

James Milner (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Milner (Liverpool).

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Sadio Mané (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Roberto Firmino.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Max Meyer replaces James McArthur.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Connor Wickham replaces Jordan Ayew.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Xherdan Shaqiri.

Attempt blocked. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.

Joel Matip (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace).

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Jeffrey Schlupp replaces Cheikhou Kouyaté.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool 3, Crystal Palace 2. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Cheikhou Kouyaté (Crystal Palace) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Xherdan Shaqiri replaces Naby Keita.

Attempt saved. Sadio Mané (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Joel Matip.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool 2, Crystal Palace 2. James Tomkins (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Joel Matip.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cheikhou Kouyaté.

goal

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