Liverpool vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction today

Match Preview: Liverpool vs Crystal Palace on 18/9/2021

Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of this Premier League clash between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s men will be bouncing coming into this one, just three days after beating AC Milan in a Champions League thriller. The Reds have made a brilliant start to their 2021/22 campaign with ten points from their first four games. Slowly, people are beginning to talk about them as title contenders after the club took a backseat during the summer transfer window.

But this afternoon they will have to deal with a Crystal Palace side buoyed by their convincing 3-0 win over Tottenham last weekend. The Eagles took full advantage of Spurs being reduced to 10 men as they picked up their first league victory of coach Patrick Vieira’s reign.

New boy Odsonne Edouard made history on his debut against Tottenham when he became the fastest substitute goalscorer in Premier League history. Can he push on from that superb start this afternoon? It’s a tall order for Palace, but they won here in the not-so-distant past when they claimed a 2-1 victory in April 2017. Having said that, nine successive defeats since then do not bode well for the visitors.

Follow live updates from Anfield below as the Reds look to keep pace at the top of the table in what promises to be a thrilling title race.


GOAL! Liverpool 3 – 0 Crystal Palace (Keita, 89’)⚽️

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:47


Liverpool 2 – 0 Crystal Palace

87 mins: Jordan Henderson makes way to another standing ovation from the Liverpool fans as he’s replaced with Divock Origi for the final few minutes. Liverpool seem fairly comfortable. They’ll see this out from here.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:46


Liverpool 2 – 0 Crystal Palace

84 mins: Gallagher is brought down by Milner and the free kick is passed out to Zaha on the left. He flicks a cross into the box but Fabinho is there to head it clear.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:43


GOAL! Norwich 1 – 3 Watford (Sarr, 80’)⚽️

Watford are out of sight now! Ismaila Sarr gets on the end of a parried save to tap the ball into the back of the net for his second goal of the game at Carrow Road. It’s a big three points for the visitors even this early in the season.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:42


Liverpool 2 – 0 Crystal Palace

81 mins: Inside the last 10 minutes and Palace aren’t giving it up. Joel Ward raises his foot a little too high trying to win a bouncing ball off Tsimikas and he collides with the Liverpool defender earning himself a yellow card.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:41


GOAL! Liverpool 2 – 0 Crystal Palace (Salah, 78’)⚽️

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:36


Liverpool 1 – 0 Crystal Palace

76 mins: Tsimikas goes in the book for a late, reckless tackle on Gallagher. The Crystal Palace free kick is swung into the Liverpool box but Van Dijk is there to deal with the cross.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:34


Liverpool 1 – 0 Crystal Palace

73 mins: That’s nice play from Liverpool but equally good defending. Milner splits the midfield with a lovely forward pass to Jota who flicks the ball over the top to match Salah’s run in behind. He attempts to carry the ball into the box but is met by Mitchell who shoves Salah off the ball, takes possession and clears his lines.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:33


Liverpool 1 – 0 Crystal Palace

70 mins: Close! Vicente Guaita is called into action twice to deny Liverpool a second goal. He saves Naby Keita’s shot and is then up to save the follow-up from Mo Salah.

20 minutes to play at Anfield.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:29


Liverpool 1 – 0 Crystal Palace

67 mins: Liverpool are trying to work the angles from wide to get the ball into the box. Salah and Milner both chip balls into the middle but Palace stand firm to deal with them.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 16:28


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