Football NewsLiverpool Suffer Huge Blow in Title Race as Crystal Palace win at Anfield
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Liverpool blew the chance to move back to the top of the Premier League after falling to a 1-0 defeat against Crystal Palace.

Liverpool have not started well in recent matches at Anfield and that theme continued against Palace. The Reds were sluggish from the get-go and allowed Oliver Glasner’s side to go in front in the 14th minute.

A fine flowing move ended with Tyrick Mitchell pulling the ball across from the left-hand side into Eze, who calmly slotted the ball home from inside the box for his seventh goal of the season.

Although it was brilliant from Palace, questions remain from a Liverpool point of view, after they were not quick enough to close the Palace players down before leaving Eze so much room to finish.

Klopp was spotted looking shellshocked on the sidelines after seeing Palace cut them open with ease, appearing to say ‘wow’ as Liverpool were left to try and- come from behind at home once again.

Just four minutes after taking the lead, Palace were inches away from scoring again. This time, Jean Phillipe-Mateta raced through on goal after Virgil van Dijk slipped on the edge of the centre circle.

However, as Mateta dinked the ball over the onrushing Alisson and thought the ball was rolling into the back of the net, Andy Robertson somehow covered ground and clawed it off the line.

It was a heroic piece of defending from the Scotland international, who single-handedly saved a goal and kept Liverpool to within one as Palace threatened to sink the home side while in firm control.

As a collective, Liverpool was disappointing against Palace but still had enough chances of their own. It took until the 27th minute for the Reds to create their first clear-cut opportunity, as the ball fell to Wataru Endo inside the area but saw his shot cannon off the bar and away to safety.

Moments later, Luis Diaz then went close. A looping cross from Robertson fell to Diaz at the back post and he steered the ball towards the near post, but Henderson produced a fine save to deny him.

Liverpool continued to conjure up chances and Darwin Nunez should have levelled just after half-time. The Uruguayan pounced on a loose ball from a corner but drilled his low strike straight at Henderson.

The Reds were firmly knocking on the door and were denied once more in the 72nd minute after Nathaniel Clyne produced a goalbound block to deny Jota. Jones then completely missed the target after running clean through on goal, before Mohamed Salah was denied from close range.

It was a frustrating afternoon at the office in the end as Liverpool missed the chance to leapfrog Arsenal and Manchester City and move back to the top of the Premier League.