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Liverpool take on Crystal Palace tonight in an 8pm kick off as Jurgen Klopp hopes to get a Premier League win at Anfield.
The Reds were held to a 2-2 draw away at Fulham on the opening weekend of the season. Darwin Nunez is in line for action this evening after his impact from the bench, with Joe Gomez expected to start too given injury concerns over Joel Matip.
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Barcelona legend sends three-word Luis Diaz message after Liverpool goal
Barcelona legend Carles Puyol praised the ‘amazing’ Luis Diaz after his stunning equalising goal against Crystal Palace.
The Colombian picked up the ball on the left-hand touchline and jinked past several defenders before firing a shot into the far corner, levelling the score at 1-1 and sending Anfield into rapture.
Diaz’s goal reignited hope just four minutes after a moment of madness from Darwin Nunez saw him sent off for a headbutt on Joachim Andersen. Patrick Vieira’s Palace had frustrated the Reds all night, defending resolutely and nicking a goal on the counter, but a moment of magic from the winger put Liverpool back in the game.
Liverpool fans react as Darwin Nunez sees red
Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez was sent off in the match against Crystal Palace.
The 23-year-old saw red after a coming together with Palace defender Joachim Andersen led to a headbutt, with referee Paul Tierney brandishing a straight red. The Uruguayan will subsequently miss the next three games.
It was far from a dream home debut for the former Benfica man, who cut a frustrated figure as a solid back-three kept tight. He missed a great chance early in the first half and then struck the post on the stroke of half-time.
And things got worse for the Reds forward just before the hour mark when Palace centre-back Andersen confronted him, which lead to the headbutt. And after the striker was sent off, Liverpool fans took to Twitter to have their say.
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What games Darwin Nunes will now miss
Darwin Nunez will miss Liverpool's next three Premier League matches after his first start at Anfield ended in an early shower after being shown a red card in the second half.
The Uruguayan striker was frustrated after missing a couple of chances with Liverpool trailing Crystal Palace and Joachim Andersen subjected the £85 million man to some rough treatment on his first Premier League start. After being shoved in the back by the defender, Nunez retaliated by headbutting Andersen and was immediately shown a red card.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp faces a headache with his lack of attacking options with Diogo Jota currently missing with a hamstring injury while Roberto Firmino was absent from the squad against Palace as an injury precaution.
FT: Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace
Full-time and Liverpool can actually be happy they got a draw through Diaz wonder strike after Nunez red card.
Not much other encouragement from the night, though.
The Anfield crowd, by the way, was not very helpful at times - far too jumpy
Just wide from Carvalho
Carvalho catches Fabinho's knock-down with a left-footed volley. Wide. Unlucky!
Almost for Salah
Salah goes close from the edge of the box.
Fabio Carvalho coming on for Liverpool. Elliott makes way
New role for Trent
Alexander-Arnold has pretty much gone up front now. He’s playing as something between a false 9 and a No.10. He’s basically near their goal, centrally.
Chance missed for Palace
Zaha hits the post. Big moment.
Wide from Trent
Chance for Alexander-Arnold from Salah's flick but he blazes it into the Kop. Diaz was at the back post too.
Big 20 minutes to come
This is a bigger final 20 minutes than it has any right to be really.
Disadvantage for the home side
Naturally the goal has kicked Liverpool into life as they try to take the lead but the numbers disadvantage is blatantly obvious when both attacking and defending.
Fabinho is looking tired in the middle and Liverpool just don’t have that extra body when going forward to really stretch Palace and find the openings.
Salah is now up front by himself as Liverpool reshuffle with 10 men.
Ward booked for a foul on Diaz.
That is quite sublime from Luis Diaz! He cuts inside off the left, ride a couple of challenges and plants one from the edge of the box past Guaita.
Game well and truly on now. A penny for Nunez’s thoughts?
It has to be said the Anfield crowd have done very little to help the players this evening. They have been on their backs from very early on and been grumbling at every mistake.
However that equaliser has enlivened them somewhat.
Brilliant from Diaz
He's been largely hopeless all game and has just come up with an absolute cracker of a goal.
Coming in off the left flank, he dribbled past four players and curled into the top corner. Great goal
GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace (Diaz)
1-1! Diaz! Brilliant!
Even harder task
Liverpool’s job just got even harder with no recognised striker on the bench either.
Klopp is readying a triple change with Henderson, Gomez and Tsimikas ready to come on.
More on the red card
Nunez sent off for flicking a head out at Andersen. Just can't do it.
Especially when Firmino and Jota are injured...
Red card for Nunez
Frustration around Anfield
Anfield is growing restless. A number of attacks are breaking down too easy.
VAR says no penalty
Darwin Nunez seemed convinced there! He wants a penalty as his shot is blocked. Hand-ball scream the Kop. I am genuinely not sure.
It’s Joel Ward who has slid in. Replays are inconclusive. No pen given by Paul Tierney anyway.
Salah plays Nunez in and Liverpool want a penalty for a blocked shot but nothing doing.
We're underway for the second half at Anfield.
No changes for Liverpool at half-time
Big 45 minutes to come
I certainly didn’t think Liverpool would be counting the cost of allowing both Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino to leave this early into the season.
Just one of those on the bench would make the options look a lot stronger. Klopp will likely largely have to stick with what he’s got in the front three unless he wants to give untried Fabio Carvalho a baptism of fire?
A huge 45 minutes coming up here already in this season.
Lack of conviction from Liverpool
Liverpool were a lot better in the first half here than against Fulham last week but they find themselves in the same situation, being 1-0 behind.
They have scored the first goal only once in their last 10 games and that’s never going to be conducive for success.
It isn’t that the Reds have been poor but there has been a lack of conviction in too much of their final efforts.
Palace scored a good goal and will think they can get at least one more on the counter-attack. Liverpool’s injury problems are catching up with them a bit already.
Alisson Becker 7
Saved well from an offside Eze and later Zaha but no chance with opener.
Trent Alexander-Arnold 6
Rained in a succession of cross first half and created chances for Salah and Nunez, but some occasional slack distribution.
Nat Phillips 6
Prompted big cheers on first Premier League outing in 15 months when winning his first header and steady enough. Can’t really point finger at marginal offside for opener.
Virgil van Dijk 7
Dealt sufficiently with Zaha and was able to step out of defence on occasion.
Andy Robertson 6
Still working on his relationship with Diaz and not able to overlap with usual danger.
Moments of high-pressure football before interval but looked leggy and missed tackle for opener.
James Milner 6
Over with a difficult chance in opening moments and looked to create both in advanced position and from deep.
Harvey Elliott 8
Great energy in chasing down and blocking passes and a real danger when in possession himself. Very encouraging.
Mohamed Salah 7
Clearly in the mood this season and close with one first-time effort before break.
Darwin Nunez 6
A clear target man for Liverpool to hit, impressed with endeavour but volleyed good chance wide early on and hit post in first-half injury time.
Luis Diaz 5
Worked tirelessly to play himself into the game first half but it didn’t quite happen. Booked.
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Record win: 11–0 against Strømsgodset in the European Cup Winners' Cup, 17 September 1974.