FT: Liverpool 3 Crystal Palace 1

Full-time at Anfield. Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace. The Eagles made a game of it in the second half, but the Reds had done enough in the first to see out the win.

90+4
Aspas gets booked for kicking the ball away as he thought the final whistle had gone.

90+3
Agger makes a raiding run forward and is brought down on the edge of the area, but the referee having none of it.

90+2
Palace pushing for a second now, but Skrtel gets a good block in.

90+1
Enrique gives away a free kick as he brings down Ward.

90
Liverpool looking to keep possession now and see out the four additional minutes without incident.

89
Not long to go for the Reds to hold on, but they really should have had a better second-half.

88
Daniel Sturridge comes off to be replaced by Iago Aspas.

87
Liverpool struggling to get the ball clear as Palace pass the ball around the edge of the area.

86
Puncheon gifts the ball to Toure as he goes on the attack.

85
Suarez cuts it back to Sturridge, whose first time effort strikes the post.

84
Reds showing a bit more intensity now, but still not really clicking in the final third.

83
Sterling gives away a free kick as he shields the ball at the edge of the area.

82
Sterling wins a corner off Moxey.

81
Jedinak really upset as he is caught by Suarez's overhead attempt. Referee just having a word to calm him down.

80
Liverpool just not connecting with their quick passes in the final third anymore. A real disjointed performance here in the second half.

79
Luis Alberto into the area is cleared. Suarez tries to dribble into the area, but that move is also snuffed out.

78
Liverpool looking a totally different side in attack from the first half, as they misplace another pass in the final third.

77
GOAL! Crystal Palace get the ball in the back of the net as Gayle flicks the ball into the far post from the free kick.

76
Raheem Sterling booked for a push on Bolasie.

75
Match back underway.

74
A little break in play while the physios attend to Moxey.

73
Suarez gives away a free kick as he shows his frustration by running into the back of Moxey, who's receiving treatment on the pitch.

72
Liverpool now looking to build from the back. They've struggled with that in the second half.

71
Miscommunication between Sturridge and Suarez as the ball gets caught up in feet and is eventually cleared by the Palace defence.

70
Suarez gets into the box well and tries to cut it back to Sturridge but the ball is cleared.

69
Luis Suarez called offside.

68
Palace make their third substitution: Chamakh is replaced by Bolasie.

67
Gayle blasts a shot over the bar after latching onto the end of a miss pass from Liverpool.

66
Moses being replaces by Luis Alberto, while Agger comes on for Mamadou Sakho.

65
Puncheon finds some space to get a shot off, but it's a routine save for Mignolet.

64
Liverpool seeming a little complacent in the second half. Definitely not seeing the same intensity from the hosts as in the first half.

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Enrique's cross into the area is well saved by Speroni.

62
Again the final ball letting the Eagles down, but Jedinak makes sure they keep the ball at the back.

61
Much more open game as Crystal Palace are doing a lot better in retaining possession.

60
Suarez wins a corner as he attempts to dribble past Jedinak in the area.

59
Liverpool finding it a bit harder to find the space for their fluid attacking football.

58
Palace doing a lot better, but Sakho gets a crucial header in as Liverpool regain possession.

57
Palace growing into the game a bit. Doing better in winning possession back and keeping it for more than two or three passes.

56
A good spell of possession for Crystal Palace, but the Reds clear the danger rather easily.

55
Chamakh gets a header on goal, but it's straight into Mignolet's arms.

54
Sakho puts in a great tackle to give Palace a corner.

53
Moses win a corner. Suarez takes, but the referee sees a push in the box and awards Palace a free kick.

52
The Reds bomb forward on the counter, but play is pulled back for an offside.

51
A rare foray forward for Palace, keeping a bit of possession outside the Liverpool area.

50
The Reds showing no signs of slacking off in the second half just yet.

49
Suarez gives away a free kick as the ball strikes his arm.

48
Sterling's cross deflected into the grateful grasp of Speroni.

47
Early chance as Sakho sends a header wide of the post.

46
Gayle comes on for Kebe, while Campana is on for Jerome. Second half is underway.

Liam Sumner: What an amazing half for Liverpool. Suarez scoring for fun since he came back. YNWA

Half-Time: Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace. The Reds looking really comfortable in the game. Palace have had chances, but they're really struggling to get going in the match.

45+1
Suarez wins a corner as Speroni does well to make the save after the Uruguayan dances around the defenders in the area.

45
Sturridge has a rather lame shot saved, should have played it across to Suarez or Gerrard.

44
Reds queuing up on the edge of Palace's area now. Not showing any signs of letting up just yet.

43
Skrtel blocks a rare Palace shot, before Jedinak drags a shot wide.

42
Liverpool soon win possession back, though, Palace really struggling to string more than a few passes together.

41
Free kick to Palace as Moxey and Sterling clash again. This time the winger penalised for a dive.

40
Reds keeping possession at the back. Really comfortable at the moment.

39
Moses somehow misses with an open goal beckoning as it bounces off the bar.

38
GOAL! Gerrard makes no mistake from the penalty spot and sending Speroni the wrong way and slotting it in the left corner.

37
Penalty given as Moxey brings down Sterling just inside the area. Referee wanted to give a free kick, but the linesman said penalty.

36
Palace struggling to play the ball out from the back.

35
Another attempted counter-attack by Palace snuffed out by the Liverpool back line.

34
Reds win a corner as they attempts another quick passing move into the area. Corner comes to nothing.

33
Brilliant interplay between Sturridge and Suarez in the box, but Palace narrowly avoid giving away a corner and clear the danger.

32
Suarez called offside as he gets on the end of another good ball forward by Enrique.

31
Liverpool win a corner at the other end on a quick counter attack. Corner is cleared to the Reds defence.

30
A bit of a mix up for the Reds at the back as Sakho narrowly misses out on scoring an own goal.

29
Liverpool playing out from the back.

28
Palace with a good spell of possession around the area, but still can't find the right final ball.

27
A miscommunication between Suarez and Moses as the latter's throughball runs to the keeper.

26
Sturridge sees his shot fly over the bar at the other end.

25
Kolo Toure clears the ball off the line, but Palace have another two efforts as Mignolet makes a brilliant last second save, before Kebe blasts it over the bar.

24
Sakho gets a brilliant block in as O'Keefe nearly goes through on goal.

23
Liverpool playing some great football, keeping possession well.

22
Enrique plays a lovely ball to Suarez, but Speroni is quick to react and gathers the ball.

21
Palace really struggling to cope with Liverpool's attacking play. A crucial touch preventing Sturridge from going through on goal.

20
The referee awards a free kick to Palace for a foul in the area.

19
Liverpool win a corner as Suarez attempts to find Sturridge in the area, but the striker is struggling to get up.

18
Palace try a long ball forward to Kebe, but it's way to strong for the forward to get on the end of.

17
GOAL! Sturridge with the second of the game. A brilliant solo effort as he beats Speroni at the far post.

16
Palace still trying to play football, but they're struggling to keep possession in midfield.

15
Now Daniel Sturridge forces a good save from Speroni. Gerrard's corner is cleared.

14
Palace have it all to do now after giving the Uruguayan too much space in the area.

13
GOAL! Suarez opens the scoring after a great one-two with Enrique, putting the ball in the back of the net on the ground after a slip.

13
The corner comes to nothing as it flies over everyone in the area. Reds now on the attack.

12
Palace win a corner as Henderson blocks the ball out of play.

11
Moses brilliantly picked out in the area, but his touch is a bit too heavy and the keeper gathers.

10
Jedinak takes the free kick it is straight at the wall. Sakho now in a heap as O'Keefe gets booked for a late challenge on the defender.

9
Free kick Palace as Skrtel brings down Kebe with a sliding tackle.

8
Palace get a chance at the other end, but the cross is just too high for Cameron Jerome.

7
The Reds piling on the pressure now, with lovely interplay. Gerrard gets a shot off, but it's well over the bar.

6
The Reds win a corner as Gerrard's free kick is deflected out. Suarez takes, but it's cleared by Chamakh.

5
Free kick Liverpool as Suarez is brought down in the opposition half

4
Henderson feeling the effects of a hefty challenge, but he should be ok

3
Early attack for Liverpool, but Suarez is unable to get on the end of a Gerrard throughball.

2
Palace trying to keep some early possession, but are struggling to get past the Reds midfield

1
Here we go...

Nathan Forward: Time for the reds to run riot... palace have a far from perfect defence and suarez should take full advantage... 5-0 Suarez hat-trick

Luke Murphy: I reckon Liverpool will dominate this game. But without Lucas I reckon we won't be very strong at the back. But I'm going for a 3 nil win cause crystal palace haven't won in there last couple of games.

Feel free to e-mail your thoughts or predictions to Chris.Vermeulen@teamtalkmedia.com and I'll publish as many of them before - and during - the game as possible.

For Palace, Holloway makes four changes to the side that lost to Southampton last week; Danny Gabbidon, Kagiso Dikgacoi, Barry Bannan and Dwight Gayle drop out of the starting XI and are replaced by Damien Delaney, Stuart O'Keefe, Jason Puncheon and Cameron Jerome.

For Liverpool, Raheem Sterling comes into the starting XI for the suspended Lucas Leiva, meaning Jordan Henderson will move into a more central role, while manager Brendan Rodgers has named an otherwise unchanged line-up.

Palace (11/1) are friendless ahead of their trip to Anfield. Liverpool are 1/5 and for good reason and most punters in the country have them in their Saturday afternoon acca. But Palace have proved something of a bogey team for the Reds over the years with Liverpool winning only one of their five encounters in all competitions. Despite that a 3-0 victory for the hosts is one of the most popular bets of the day at 11/2.

Palace, meanwhile, have only got the win this season, coincidentally also a 3-1 win over Sunderland, and are languishing second from bottom in the league table. Manager Ian Holloway will be looking to stop the rot and halt a three-match losing streak at Anfield this weekend.

The Reds have made a good start to the Barclays Premier League campaign, having lost just one of their opening six fixtures, drawing one and winning the other four, leaving them in second place in the standings, two points behind leaders Arsenal.

Good afternoon, I'm Chris Vermeulen and I'll be taking you through all the action as Liverpool host Crystal Palace at Anfield. Kick-off is scheduled for 1500 BST.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:45
QPR v Stoke  
15:00
A Villa v Arsenal  
Burnley v Sunderland  
Newcastle v Hull City  
Swansea v Southampton  
17:30
West Ham v Liverpool  
Sunday, 21 September 2014
13:30
Leicester v Man Utd  
Tottenham v West Brom  
16:00
Everton v C Palace  
Man City v Chelsea  
Saturday, 27 September 2014
12:45
Liverpool v Everton  
15:00
Chelsea v A Villa  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 4 9 12
2 A Villa 4 3 10
3 Swansea 4 3 9
4 Southampton 4 5 7
5 Man City 4 3 7
6 Tottenham 4 2 7
7 Arsenal 4 1 6
8 Liverpool 4 1 6
9 Man Utd 4 3 5
10 Hull City 4 0 5
11 Everton 4 -1 5
12 Leicester 4 -1 5
13 West Ham 4 -1 4
14 Stoke 4 -1 4
15 Sunderland 4 -1 3
16 QPR 4 -8 3
17 C Palace 4 -3 2
18 Burnley 4 -3 2
19 West Brom 4 -5 2
20 Newcastle 4 -6 2

Updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014

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