Liverpool squandered a three-goal lead in the final aginst Palace.Liverpool squandered a three-goal lead in the final 11 minutes at Crystal Palace to see their Premier League title hopes suffer a severe blow – and leave Luis Suarez in tears at the final whistle.

Liverpool dejected after draw at Crystal Palace

This was only the second time Liverpool have thrown away a three-goal lead to be held 3-3 in the Premier League – the previous occasion being against Southampton on 26 August 2000

Liverpool’s point put them back on top of the table, but the sight of players on their haunches and an emotional Suarez – his face covered by his shirt as he was ushered towards the tunnel by captain Steven Gerrard and substitute Kolo Toure – told the tale.

Manchester City are now in pole position to win the title, with home games against Aston Villa and West Ham United to come.

liverpool lost out in the final

Liverpool’s threat was growing and it was no surprise when they finally went ahead after 18 minutes. Allen pulled away from marker Joe Ledley to meet Gerrard’s corner with space and time to head past Speroni.

Palace finally showed more ambition as half-time approached, and Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet was called into action to save from Jason Puncheon and Mile Jedinak.

liverpool lost out in the final
As Palace players celebrated, Liverpool’s reacted in a manner which suggested they believe their title challenge is finally over.
what a sad match it was for the red!
As liverpool sensed there were more goals coming,moved forward and suarez made it three with his 31st premier league goal of the season as he beat speroni on neat exchange with Raheeem sterling.
Cystal palace bounced back 11 minutes as at when Delaney’s 25 yard shot was deflected beyond mignolet reach
Liverpool misery was made complete as Glenn murray chested a long ball into Gayle’s path for one more comprehensive finish.
This isn’t just the first time that there has been a switch in momentum to disappointing effect,neither will it be the last.
Liverpool’s points places them back on top table,but seeing players in their haunches,emotional suarez covered his face with his shirt and was being consoled by captain Steven Gerrad.
Liverpool has totally lost out to their rivals as a result of their carelessness and over – confidence.
They believed that they could easily beat crystal palace with little or no technical effort of the team formation.It was a very big shock to them as they lost out to their opponent.this was something they never thought could happen,yet it did.