Liverpool’s home kind stumbled once more with a 0-0 draw in opposition to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, regardless of two strikes off the crossbar.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet had been hoping to regain some confidence after a 5-2 thrashing by Actual Madrid on Tuesday evening however seemed ‘fragile’ – as Sky Sports activities’ Jamie Redknapp described – as they returned to Premier League motion.
They missed a variety of probabilities, with Diogo Jota nodding off the crossbar from shut vary within the first half earlier than Mohamed Salah struck in opposition to the woodwork shortly after the break.
However Crystal Palace have barely sat again and impressed in large spells – regardless of not registering a shot on the right track regardless of some questionable moments from the Liverpool defence.
Additionally they discovered the bar when Jean-Philippe Mateta launched an effort on the submit, having been fortunate sufficient to see his facet in entrance after a sloppy go from Trent Alexander-Arnold. Marc Guehi and the excellent Michael Olise additionally acquired nearer.
In the long run, each groups lacked the sting. Liverpool transfer as much as seventh, six factors off the highest 4. Palace additionally drew their third consecutive Premier League sport and stay twelfth.
How Liverpool struggled to a level at Crystal Palace
The sport turned out to be a collection of virtually and maybes, marked from the primary minutes. Crystal Palace had an opportunity as Alexander-Arnold’s sloppy go to Jordan Henderson was intercepted by Mateta, however his chipped effort was brushed apart by Alisson.
The returning Jota then went shut twice for Liverpool, first with a straight volley to Vicente Guaita, earlier than his header from a good angle ricocheted off the crossbar from shut vary.
Crystal Palace as soon as once more capitalized on a dodgy Liverpool protection for one more superb probability earlier than the half-hour mark, when Olise delivered an excellent nook, however Guehi despatched a free header inches from the goal.
- Crystal Palace have named an unchanged XI. Tyrick Mitchell was match sufficient to start out however Wilfried Zaha was sidelined by damage
- Darwin Nunez and Joe Gomez didn’t make the Liverpool squad on match day, with Jurgen Klopp later confirming to Sky Sports activities that the pair had been injured. Nunez had been fighting a shoulder bump in opposition to Newcastle final weekend.
- The pair have dropped out in two of 4 adjustments within the final two video games in opposition to Newcastle and Actual Madrid. Fabino and Stefan Bajcetic have additionally been named on the bench.
- Diogo Jota’s return from damage introduced him straight again into the XI, alongside James Milner, Joel Matip and Naby Keita.
This appeared to instill some confidence within the hosts and so they started to rack up a string of probabilities. Olise’s cross from the suitable narrowly missed runs from Jeffrey Schlupp and Mateta, earlier than the latter hit an effort off the highest of the crossbar.
Though Liverpool did not precisely come out of the traps within the second half, they did see some good early openings. Mohamed Salah made an excellent effort on the crossbar earlier than Alexander-Arnold’s deflected cross was saved by Guaita.
Each groups skilled spells of stress as the sport continued, with Olise offering the spark for Palace, however the sport lacked an finish product. Cody Gakpo might have received late for Liverpool however pushed an enormous probability simply broad.
The hosts utilized last-minute stress and had been livid on the full-time whistle, as referee Darren England blew as Crystal Palace had been awarded one other nook. The gamers surrounded the official in protest – Joachim Andersen receiving a reserving – as the sport resulted in a stalemate.
Participant of the Match – Michael Olise
An excellent show from Olise, who was generally the inventive spark Crystal Palace desperately wanted. Though the ultimate product was missing in different areas of the pitch, it blew previous skilled gamers like they weren’t there. He continues to show what an thrilling younger expertise he’s for Patrick Vieira’s facet.
Crystal Palace: Guaita (6), Mitchell (6), Guehi (7), Olise (8), Lokonga (6), Ayew (6), Mateta (7), Schlupp (7), Andersen (7), Clyne (6), Doucoure (7).
Subtitles: Eze (6), Edward (6).
Liverpool: Alisson (6), Van Dijk (7), Milner (6), Keita (5), Salah (6), Henderson (6), Gakpo (6), Jota (6), Robertson (6), Matip (7) , Alexandre-Arnold (5).
Subtitles: Elliott (7), Firmino (6), Fabinho (6), Bajcetic (6).
Participant of the sport: Michael Olise.
Klopp: It will not be a season for historical past books or films
Liverpool supervisor Jürgen Klopp: “I do know no one desires to listen to it, but it surely’s a really typical sport at Crystal Palace. The large distinction for us is that we often rating one or two of the possibilities we’ve. We have not achieved that this In the long run, it is a level on the skin and it is okay, it is not good but it surely’s okay.
“You need to be sure you do not give in. We did it. The [third goal] for Actual Madrid it was clearly good for completely nothing however at the very least we might put together for tonight as a result of we had two free kicks in comparable conditions and we defended a lot better.
“Aside from once they hit the crossbar, they did not get on the right track, which can be an excellent signal. It was a tricky sport.”
On Darwin Nunez’s shoulder damage: “He had an injection in opposition to Actual Madrid. It is not structural harm, it is very painful. The day after the sport, he could not transfer his arm in any respect. We’ve to see how lengthy it’ll take. “
On the remainder of the season: “We feature on. We will not undergo due to our personal historical past. This would possibly not be the season that everybody watches within the historical past books over and time and again, there will not be any films about it. We’ve to undergo this and we are going to We’ve to take issues and go, take issues and go, that is what we’ll do.
“Nothing actually modified tonight. You may see two issues: we did not win, that appears very damaging. We’ve one level greater than earlier than, that appears fairly constructive.”
Vieira: Just one objective was lacking
Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira: “It was an excellent sport for us. We performed with numerous depth, self-discipline and began the sport effectively.
“Within the first half we had probabilities that we did not take on the finish and within the second half that they had an excellent spell within the first 20 minutes and it was actually troublesome for us. However we managed to not concede a objective and it was necessary for us to handle the troublesome intervals effectively, after that we completed the match higher.
On difficulties in entrance of objective: “One of many frustrations we’ve as a workforce is creating alternatives and never taking them. Particularly in opposition to groups like Liverpool, we knew it will be troublesome to create probabilities. do and we’ve not taken them in. It is one thing we’ve to enhance and do higher.
“I work with them on daily basis and I see the standard they’ve. All of them can end and rating targets, for me it is about establishing coaching to rebuild confidence.
“You want 11 gamers to play in opposition to Liverpool. The gamers executed the plan effectively, the one factor lacking was scoring.”
On Michel Olise: “He was actually necessary for us once we had been in possession of the ball. He created probabilities and probabilities. It was considered one of his most full video games, even defensively he labored very well. He was actually sensible in his approach of defending, he is rising and that is actually good for us.”
FPL Stats – Crystal Palace 0-0 Liverpool
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool – FPL stats
- Bonus factors: (3), (2), (1)
Opta stats – Liverpool fail to win at Selhurst Park
- Liverpool did not win a league away sport in opposition to Crystal Palace for the primary time because the 2014-15 marketing campaign, which was additionally the final season Palace went unbeaten in each league conferences with the Reds .
- Crystal Palace are winless in eight Premier League video games (D5 L3), the longest present streak within the competitors. These 5 attracts have come of their final six video games.
- Crystal Palace haven’t managed a single shot on the right track for the third time in a Premier League sport this season, extra instances than some other facet.
crystal palace subsequent sport is at AstonVilla SATURDAY; kick off 3 p.m. Patrick Vieira’s workforce then welcomes the champions Manchester Metropolis Saturday, March 11, dwell on sky sports activities; kick off 5:30 p.m.
liverpool now face Wolves for the fourth time this yr, with Julen Lopetegui’s facet touring to Anfield on Wednesday; kick off 8 p.m. Jurgen Klopp’s facet then face enormous encounter with rivals Manchester United at house on Sunday March 5, dwell on sky sports activities; kick off 4:30 p.m.