Last Updated: 05/05/14 10:00pm
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Flanagan wins a corner for Liverpool but Coutinho over-hits it and the ball drifts out beyond the far post.
Gayle runs at Sakho before shooting from the edge of the box but the ball is pulled wide of the far post.
Murray chests a long pass into Gayle's path and the Palace substitute makes no mistake to score his second and his side's leveller. Wow!
A change for either side: Sturridge is replaced by Moses in the Liverpool attack, moments after Palace throw on Ince for Dikgacoi.
It's all Palace. Ledley's drive is punched away by Mignolet before Gayle wins a corner, which is also fisted clear by the goalkeeper.
Bolasie leads a Palace break from a Liverpool corner and dribbles the length of the field before teeing up Gayle, who side-foots into the bottom corner. Is the comeback on?
Jedinak's pass found Delaney in space outside the box and with no one closing him down, the centre-half drives a shot which takes a deflection off Johnson and spins into the top corner.
Murray has a shot from the corner of the box, but Mignolet has nothing to worry about as the ball drifts well wide of the near post.
Dikgacoi's loose pass puts Delaney in trouble, with Sturridge holding the ball up before laying off for Sterling, but his shot is blocked by the retreating Palace defence.
The game is going end to end, with Palace looking fro a consolation but Liverpool are prepared to leave Sturridge and Suarez up.
Dann goes in the book for a challenge on Suarez which resulted in Liverpool advantage before Johnson's shot.
Sakho gets away with a slip as he attempts a short pass across his own box, with Chamakh crowded out by the Liverpool defence.
The points appear safe but Liverpool want to reduce Manchester City's goal difference advantage, which currently stands at six. Suarez tries a chip from the edge of the box but Speroni is comfortable as he watches the ball drift over the bar.
A neat wall pass off Sterling puts Suarez through on Speroni and the Liverpool striker makes no mistake. The visitors want more.
Sturridge ran across from right to left towards the centre of the box before unleashing a shot from 20 yards which trickled past Speroni after a deflection.
Great save from Speroni! Sturridge tries to curl a shot into the far corner from outside the box but the Palace keeper flings himself to his right to touch the ball on to the post before Suarez wastes the rebound.
Suarez goes over in the box as he attempts to retrieve Sturridge's backheel but Clattenburg ignores the striker's appeals. Suarez is booked for his protests.
Bolasie leaves Johnson and Lucas for dead but Skrtel steps across to stop the Palace winger as he gets in the box on the left.
Puncheon tries to thread Mariappa through but his split pass is too heavy and goes behind for a Liverpool goal-kick.
Gary from Nottingham believes Liverpool must be more clinical: 'Seems at the most crucial point of the season, Sturridge and Suarez are struggling to find the goal. If Liverpool want to stay in the running they need to put three or four past teams in the bottom half on the league.'
Question from Chris Thompson: 'How many are Liverpool going to need to hang on the board against Newcastle next week if they're to take the title?' As it stands, City have a better goal difference by eight. Liverpool have missed chances tonight. Could they put a dent in City's advantage in the second half?
Liverpool lead at half-time as they so often have this season. Palace have given the title contenders a couple of scares, though. Can the hosts derail the Reds in the second half?
Sterling tries to roll the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box but a Palace foot gets in the way.
Johnson looks uncomfortable after stopping Bolasie on the Palace left. The Liverpool full-back will likely get to half-time and receive some treatment after over-stretching.
A strong right hand at the near post from Speroni stops Suarez catching out the Palace keeper from an acute angle.
Skrtel clatters in to the back of Chamakh as he goes for an aerial challenge but the Liverpool centre-half escapes a booking.
Sterling tricks his way into the box and tees up Suarez but he sidefoots his shot high over the bar.
Chamakh's cross picks out Puncheon at the far post but the Palace forward was under heavy pressure and heads off target. Good spell for the hosts.
Another great save denies Jedinak, with Mignolet thowing up his right hand to tip over a vicious 25-yard drive. Mignolet then punches the corner to safety.Great goalkeeping.
Puncheon draws a fine save from Mignolet after the Palace forward shoots through Sakho's legs from 20 yards. The Liverpool keeper drops to his left to parry around the post. The visitors clear the corner.
Suarez tries to find the top corner with a 30-yard free-kick and the Liverpool striker is not far off as Speroni shuffles along his line to watch the ball go inches off target.
Cool defending from Dann deals with Johnson's low ball across the six-yard line, with the Palace defender taking a neat first touch before picking a pass.
Suarez has a cross from the left returned to him by a Palace head but his second delivery is lifted up for a simple Speroni catch.
From the free-kick, Palace try a training-ground routine to get a free header at the far post but Johnson reads the play and glances clear.
Another diagonal ball looks to have got Flanagan behind the Palace defence but the Liverpool full-back is stopped by the offside flag.
Gerrard's corner finds Allen unmarked at the far post after spinning off the near post and the Liverpool midfielder coolly heads home his first goal for the club. Awful defending from Palace, and they cannot say they were not warned.
Bolasie creates space in the box on the left and drives a cross-shot towards the near post but Mignolet is well positioned to make the catch.
Another great headed chance for Liverpool as Allen picks out the run of Johnson, but the Liverpool full-back glances the ball over the bar with Speroni committed off his line. Rodgers thought it was in but Palace escape.
Sterling delivers a cross from the left but Palace win the first header and Ledley completes the clearance.
Liverpool have a sustained spell of possession but Palace are retaining their shape and refuse to allow the visitors to play between the lines.
A couple of corners for Palace come to nothing, with Mignolet making a good claim on the second delivery.
Great chance for Sakho as the corner presents him with a free header on the six-yard line but the Liverpool centre-half directs his effort wide of the target. Should have scored.
Bolasie has a wild swing at Johnson, who hits the floor after nudging the ball in the box, but Clattenburg waves play on, as Suarez attempts to go around Speroni, who palms the cut-back behind for a corner.
Puncheon drives into the box from the right but his effort is awful after shooting off balance. Sakho had clattered Chamakh in the build up but Mark Clattenburg is content with a chat.
Suarez's cut-back causes panic in the Palace box but Ledley gets to the ball first to clear. The Liverpool striker passed up a reasonable shooting opportunity moments earlier.
Liverpool's first attack results in Sturridge getting into the box following superb approach play from Suarez and Sterling, but Sturridge has the ball whipped off his toe after cutting inside to shoot.
The first cross comes from Palace's Bolasie, which Skrtel heads away. Flanagan stops the ball going behind for a corner.
The two sides have emerged from the tunnel into a terrific atmosphere at Selhurst Park. 'Glad All Over' is booming over the tannoy and a huge 'FORTRESS SELHURST' display covers one end of the ground. Palace fans create one of the best atmospheres in the Premier League and tonight is certain to be loud.
Some final predictions: Sam Crooks Jnr is at home in Bristol hoping for a 2-0 away win, and Tony Lincoln thinks Sam might get his wish: 'Unable to get to Selhurst Park, so will watch on Sky. As a Palace fan I do believe that we have already witnessed a miracle under Tony Pulis. But, with what is probably the best striking partnership around I can't see a miracle tonight, and I think Liverpool will win maybe 2-0 or 3-0.'
Palace mascot, Kayla the eagle, has strutted her stuff from end to end at Selhurst Park, with the players making their final preparations in the changing rooms.
Tony Hughes is in provocative mood: 'Great boost for Palace with slippery Steve starting. Come on Palace! 2-1 to the home side.' Leon Harris believes the Liverpool captain could make amends: 'Can definitely see goals at both ends. Liverpool have more to play for and Gerrard wants redemption. 3-1 to the Reds.'
Perhaps a concern for Liverpool: Suarez has looked somewhat uncomfortable during the warm up, seemingly complaining of feeling sick. One to keep an eye on.
Pulis has just told Geoff Shreeves that Jerome misses out tonight due to flu. The Palace boss is also 'desperate, absolutely desperate' to get a result.
On Twitter, Alex has gone for a 1-1 draw tonight, similar to Paul Prince: Liverpool don't like playing against Pulis's teams. Score draw for me so advantage City. Liverpool have lost confidence.'
Niall Ryan and Darren Passmore have both gone for 3-1 to the visitors, with Manchester United fan Niall predicting a City slip-up against Aston Villa to hand Liverpool the title.
There is some caution out there: Iain believes Liverpool will win 3-1 tonight but ultimately fall short in the title race. Philip McCarthy believes the Reds are feeling the heat: 'Last weeks outburst by Rodgers, after being out-manoevered by Mourinho, was the first sign of jitters from Liverpool. If Palace can survive the early onslaught I can see nerves jangling and would not be surprised if this were a tight draw with few goals.'
Brendan Reilly believes a quick start could lead to a 3-0 away win; Steve thinks Liverpool could hit six; while LFC Archie believes the La Liga title race has proved that crazy things happen at this stage of the season. Are there any twists and turns remaining in the this title race?
Chris Green has predicted a 3-1 away win, with a brace for Sturridge; Cian Hughes has gone for 4-0, also with Sturridge netting twice; while Paul Herdman is even more optimistic: 'More hope than anything but I genuinely believe we will win this 5-0, maybe even more. Cut the goal difference back and Suarez to get a hat-trick, Stevie G and Sterling to score too. This title ain't over yet!'
Liverpool boss Rodgers has just given MNF an insight into his team selection: 'Coutinho has a slight problem - we don't think he's fully fit. Daniel Sturridge has had a really good week so he comes in.'
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has tried to turn the screw on Manchester City: 'City need to win all their games which means they will have won five games in a row; they have done that just once this season in the league. It will be a wee bit new for them as well. It is certainly not over by a long way.' Can the Reds handle the pressure tonight and make City feel the heat?
The magnitude of tonight's game is not lost on Monday Night Football expert Jamie Carragher, who believes Liverpool need to seize their opportunity to win the title this season: 'This chance may not come again for who knows how long.'
Palace and Liverpool make one change apiece: Dikgacoi replaces Jerome in the Palace side; the visitors bring in Sturridge for Coutinho, with the England striker fit to start after a hamstring injury.
Tonight's substitutes: Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Gabbidon, Parr, O'Keefe, Ince, Gayle, Murray. Liverpool: Jones, Toure, Agger, Coutinho, Aspas, Moses, Cissokho.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Skrtel, Sakho, Gerrard, Allen, Lucas, Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez.
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Puncheon, Chamakh.
A top-half finish would underline the remarkable progress Palace have made since Pulis arrived in November. Overtaking Stoke or Newcastle may seem a tough task, but tonight's hosts have shown this season that anything is possible.
With Palace's Premier League status now secure after a stunning turnaround under Tony Pulis, it has been said that tonight is a good time to face the Eagles. However, with Stoke and Newcastle still within reach, it is unlikely that the hosts will be thinking of their summer holidays this evening.
How do you see it going this evening? Will Liverpool get the points they crave, or can Palace do City a favour? I want to hear from you throughout the evening. You can email me ian.Watson@bskyb.com or find me on Twitter: @IanWatson1.
Liverpool are desperate for victory at Selhurst Park to return to the top of the Premier League and pile the pressure on Manchester City as they head into the final week of the season.