LIVE: Crystal Palace 1-3 Liverpool, Reds close the gap on Man City to 9 points as Van Dijk nets opener, Ox & Fabinho on targets; Leicester 1-1 Brighton, Arsenal 0-0 Burnley

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Liverpool take on Crystal Palace this afternoon in their bid to push for the title.
A victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side would close the gap on Man City to nine points
Elsewhere today, Arsenal host Burnley and struggling Leicester take on Brighton

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15:54 FULL-TIME: Crystal Palace 1-3 Liverpool
Liverpool can be thankful after that one. Thankful for Alisson principally, but also VAR. A controversial end to a tight game, after the Reds dominated the first-half before Palace took control of the second. Man City’s lead is reduced to nine points…

FT: Arsenal 0-0 Burnley

FT: Leicester 1-1 Brighton

15:46 GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-3 Liverpool, Fabinho 88 mins

All wrapped-up now surely, as Fabinho sweeps into the bottom-right corner, sending Guita the wrong way. Vieira will be furious when he sees the replay…

15:46 CRY 1-2 LIV
87 mins – PENALTY
It’s given after a very long check, with the referee making his decision at the monitor. A very strange decision but Fabinho is ready to step up…

15:44 CRY 1-2 LIV
84 mins – Penalty?? VAR check in progress…
Liverpool might get a spot-kick here, a long check in progress. Jota goes down after colliding with Guita in the penalty box. Looks like the forward was hoping for contact. Would be harsh…

15:35 CRY 1-2 LIV
74 mins – Palace changes
Eberechi Eze has come on for Edouard in the Palace attack. Now Vieira switches things up with a double change. Mateta and Hughes make way, with Ayew and Benteke coming on.

Looking like the former Arsenal captain smells some points here…

15:29 CRY 1-2 LIV
68 mins – Close!
Now it’s Palace in control! It almost looks like a role reversal here.

The hosts are getting joy on the left, with Edouard and Schlupp combining. The latter drives into the box, muscling all the way to the near post but finding the angle too tight to avoid the side-netting.

59 mins – Ox off
Injury-prone Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored Liverpool’s second, makes way as Jurgen Klopp’s first sub. In comes Takumi Minamino with a key opportunity for the Japanese striker amid big questions over his ability.

15:12 CRY 1-2 LIV
GOAL!! Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool, Edouard 54 mins

Big goal! Palace’s fast start pays off and they’re right back in this game. Selhurst Park comes alive!

It’s a wonderful two-pass move that finally unravels the Reds. Schlupp slides a defence-splitting ball through the Mateta who loses Van Dijk, draws Alisson out and slides it across for Edouard to tap lazily into an empty net. Here we go…

14:47 HALF-TIME: Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool
Liverpool in command at the break. They’ve been overwhelmingly dominant, except for two major lapses in defence that Palace failed to pounce on.

Klopp will have hoped for a more cool-headed performance at the back, but the Reds look like they have another gear if it’s needed. Palace have struggled to build their own attacks, relying on those slip-ups for a sight at goal.

In our other games, no goals yet. Arsenal 0-0 Burnley, Leicester 0-0 Brighton.

14:32 CRY 0-2 LIV
GOAL!! Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool, Oxlade-Chamberlain, 31 mins

Liverpool bag an inevitable second goal after another mounting spell on pressure. The Reds look too sharp and too organised for Palace.

Space opens up for Robertson on the left and the Scottish left-back drives to the edge of the box to bend in a lovely cross. It evades Firmino but Oxlade-Chamberlain is the spare man at the back post… taking it down and smashing past Guita. A second assist for Robertson.

14:23 CRY 0-1 LIV
20 mins – Close!
Palace go very close, but it’s ruled offside. A scare for the Reds, as Palace begin to settle into this game a little.

Olise plays Ward in behind the Reds defence, charging down the right to cross for Mateta unmarked. The striker looks to sweep past Alisson, but the Brazilian blocks before the offside call.

14:16 CRY 0-1 LIV
13 mins – Constant
Liverpool aren’t having much trouble breaking Palace down at the minute, who desperately need a breather under constant waves of Red attacks. Henderson sweeps Oxlade-Chamberlain in, but Guita just smothers.

14:09 CRY 0-1 LIV

The Reds go ahead! Super simple for Klopp’s men.

Alexander-Arnold swings in a corner, moments after Jordon Henderson had a shot saved by Guita. A few minutes of pressure is all it took to force an error, as Van Dijk waltzes towards the front-post to head in unmarked.

‘𝑾𝒂𝒕𝒄𝒉 𝒉𝒊𝒎 𝒅𝒆𝒇𝒆𝒏𝒅, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒕𝒄𝒉 𝒉𝒊𝒎 𝒔𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒆’

14:08 CRY 0-0 LIV
4 mins – Full-backs involved
A pedestrian start here, as Robertson blazes over the bar. Alexander-Arnold whips one in from the right but it’s a little overhit. Curtis Jones traps the ball smooth as you like, laying back to Robertson for his shot.

Here we go…

Moments away from kick-off, a final reminder of our line-ups at Selhurst Park…

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Clyne, Kouyate, Cahill, Van Aanholt, Schlupp, Milivojevic, McArthur, Eze, Zaha, Ayew.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Minamino, Firmino, Mane.

Arsenal vs Burnley

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool

Leicester vs Brighton

Napoli vs Salernitana



Title race still on?
Manchester City’s draw with Southampton hands Liverpool the chance to begin clawing back some points, with Pep Guardiola’s men having all-but destroyed the competition with a 12-point lead.

The Reds can bring the deficit down to nine points – with a game in-hand still to play. Klopp wants Liverpool to stay solid defensively without Mane and Salah to keep the pressure on…


Firmino’s key role
Roberto Firmino starts today again. Can he step up without Mane and Salah outside him?

13:24 LINE-UPS: Leicester v Brighton
Leicester: Schmeichel; Justin, Soyuncu, Amartey, Thomas; Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall; Lookman, Maddison, Barnes; Daka.

Brighton: Sanchez; Veltman, Webster, Burn, Cucurella; Alzate, Gross, Mac Allister, Moder; Trossard, Maupay.

13:17 LINE-UPS: Arsenal v Burnley
Arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Lokonga, Odegaard, Saka, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Lacazette. Subs: Leno, Tavares, Chambers, Alebiosu, Patino, Salah-Eddine, Hutchinson, Biereth, Nketiah

Burnley: Pope, Tarkowski, Mee, Brownhill, McNeil, Roberts, Lennon, Westwood, Rodriguez, Pieters, Vydra. Subs: Hennsessy, Lowton, Cork, Gudmundsson, Stephens, Collins, Bardsley, Long, Thomas

13:02 LINE-UPS: Crystal Palace vs Liverpool – AFCON issues, Ox starts.
Wilfred Zaha and Cheikhou Kouyate are unavailable for Palace with the duo at the AFCON, while Ghana’s early exit has seen Jordan Ayew return to the bench. Mateta earns his third start of the season on-loan, with Eze dropping to the bench. Guita reclaims his spot between the sticks from Butland.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita are also in Cameroon still, as Klopp makes just one change from the FA Cup win over Arsenal – with Oxlade-Chamberlain replacing 17-year-old Kaide Gordon.

12:56 Sunday action
Good afternoon and welcome to Sportsmail’s coverage of the Premier League 2pm kick-offs on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool travel down to London to face Crystal Palace, with the Reds needing a victory to keep any hope of a title race alive.
Stay tuned right here for all the build-up and live updates, with Arsenal v Burnley and Leicester v Brighton also on the menu today.


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