Jurgen Klopp saw Liverpool return to the Premier League summit after a six goal thriller against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

In-form Liverpool went level on points with leaders Manchester City and Arsenal as they came out on top in a highly entertaining contest which was probably torture for both managers.

Emre Can gave Liverpool an early lead before Dejan Lovren’s mistake let in James McArthur to equalise for Palace with an 18th minute header.

Lovren made amends by heading Liverpool back in front just four minutes later only for McArthur to score another header.

Liverpool defender Joel Matip scored in the 44th minute before Roberto Firmino wrapped it up with a brilliant finish in the 71st minute.

James McArthur of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his team’s second goal Rex Celebrating Adam Lallana of Liverpool leaps into Dejan Lovren of Liverpool’s arms after Lovren’s goal Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal of the game Rex Joel Matip of Liverpool celebrates

Mandanda 7

Playing behind this Palace defence must be a nightmare, some good saves.

Ward 6

Diving block to stop Roberto Firmino scoring a certain goal.

Tomkins 5

Could not cope with Liverpool’s attacks in the air. Poor.

Dann 5

Nowhere near quick enough to deal with Mane or Liverpool’s movement.

Rex Benteke, Ledley and Zaha look dejected McArthur leaps high to head home

Kelly 5

Struggled against Liverpool’s outstanding pace and movement.

McArthur 7

Could barely believe it himself that he scored with two headers.

Ledley 6

Got a good ovation despite being subbed early for Puncheon.

Lee 5

Picked ahead of Townsend to stiffen up midfield, didn’t really work.

Rex Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace and Jordan Henderson of Liverpool Liverpool’s Joel Matip vies with Crystal Palace’s James McArthur

Cabaye 6

Booked. Doesn’t run or influence games in the way he should with his class.

Zaha 6

Lovely cross for McArthur’s second goal, some nice moments.

Benteke 7

The revenge against former club who sold him story didn’t pan out.


Townsend, for Lee, 67 mins, 6

Puncheon, for Ledley, 74 mins, 6

Campbell, for McArthur, 86 mins

Liverpool supporters light a smoke bomb James McArthur of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his team’s first goal


Karius 7

Good saves to deny Benteke. Not much he could do on the goals.

Clyne 7

Good combination of defending and attacking prowess from right back.

Matip 7

Left unmarked to score a brilliant header to put Liverpool ahead.

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool scores his team’s second goal Rex Dejan Lovren of Liverpool celebrates scoring a goal to make the score 1-2

Lovren 6

A nightmare at one end, scored at the other. That’s him all over.

Moreno 6

Got back in with Milner out and did well going forward.

Lallana 7

Lively in midfield for Liverpool, keeps them ticking over.

Henderson 7

Fantastic through ball for Firmino to score Liverpool’s fourth.

Rex James McArthur of Crystal Palace scores a goal to make the score 1-1 Rex Emre Can of Liverpool scores their first goal

Can 7

Booked. Good physical presence in midfield, harsh yellow card.

Mane 7

Palace couldn’t live with his pace, Mane was a constant threat.

Firmino 8

Booked. Brilliant finish for Liverpool’s fourth. Terrific all-round display.

Coutinho 9

MotM. Magical performance, full of inspiration and vision. Top quality player.

Rex Emre Can of Liverpool scores 0-1


Wijnaldum, for Lallana, 76 mins

Origi, for Coutinho, 89 mins

Klavan, for Mane, 90 mins