liverpool vs crystal palace

Liverpool did not provide an impetus for the team’s Premier League top-four hopes as they were defeated by a draw 0-0 on the pitch at Crystal Palace.

The victories in the games against Everton as well as Newcastle United had reignited belief that a late surge to the Champions League places might be possible.

But, it appears to be an ever-increasingly ambitious goal following another disappointing performance that provided only a glimmer of hope as Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah struck the woodwork.

In the case of Palace the team, their streak of losing throughout the season was extended to eight games due to the draw however this was certainly an additional move in the right direction for the team of Patrick Vieira and also smashed the bar with the help of Jean-Philippe Matta.

A clean sheet is a good thing for Klopp to hold onto

In a season that’s just plodding through, Jurgen Klopp has no option but to seek out the advantages in any performance.

One of those that was highlighted moments of the evening was the fact that the Liverpool team that has been in a bind for much of the season, managed to keep the third time in a row Premier League clean sheet.

In the time that the Reds were being battered with Wolves and Brighton only a few weeks ago, the idea of restoring some strength was considered to be the first step in putting things in order.

It’s not worthy of celebration tonight however, they have succeeded in achieving that goal during recent league games.

Nunez an important mistake for the Reds

Although Liverpool did manage to beat Palace however, their inability to score their own was a source of discontent.

You wonder if the opponents would have been so difficult to get past they were facing were Darwin Nunez not missed out on a spot as a player due to an injury.

The Uruguayan is beginning to come back to his top form in recent weeks following a slow period post-World Cup, and his talent for creating danger was sadly missed.

Liverpool supporters will be hoping that the player will return when it is feasible.

Palace has more to offer than its form suggests.

Speaking prior to the match, Patrick Vieira insisted his team was performing better than their winless eight-game run across all competitions.

You could also see the Frenchman’s stance after Palace had made it nine without victory by keeping Liverpool at a draw at this point.

The Eagles were energetic in the break, aggressive when they were in press and were solid defensively when they had to be.

It is much more probable that the run is likely to turn into a string of victories rather than a series of losses which could drag them to the bottom on the tables.

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool as it transpired

Final: Crystal Palace 0-0 Liverpool

Full-time:All in Selhurst Park and Crystal Palace and Liverpool will score a point each from a match that will not last long in the memory.