Full time: Crystal Palace 2-4 Liverpool.
Dejan Lovren had a busy game at Crystal Palace tonight!
The Liverpool centre-back produced an outstanding f**k-up to gift James McArthur an equalising goal, after Emre Can had fired the Reds into an early lead.
Superb build up play from Matip and Lovren for Palace’s goal. pic.twitter.com/99H6PsldCO
— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) October 29, 2016
Lovren then made amends by putting his side back in front with a bullet header from a corner-kick midway through the opening period.
But the fun didn’t stop there.
The former Southampton man was at fault again as Palace equalised for a second time. On this occasion, Lovren he was beaten in the air by ex-teammate Christian Benteke, who flicked the ball on into the path of Wilfried Zaha, allowing the tricky winger to set-up McArthur for his second of the night.
Liverpool went onto win the game, with Joel Matip hammering in a header to make it 3-2 at half time, before a delicious dink from Roberto Firmino sealed a 4-2 victory late on.
But that does not disguise the fact Liverpool have serious problems at the back.
Jurgen Klopp’s entertainers have conceded 13 goals in their first 10 games. Bournemouth are the only side in the Premier League’s top 10 with a worse defensive record.
— Crystal Palace News (@CpfcNews_) October 29, 2016
Conversely, Liverpool’s haul of 24 goals at the right end is the joint-best in the top-flight, along with leaders Manchester City.
Fantastic going forward. Horrible at the back. Great to watch. Premier League champions 2017?