Mohamed Salah's 37th goal of the season came close to defeating Liverpool 2-1 against Crystal Palace.
Liverpool climbed to second place in the Premier League table after a late strike by Mohamed Salah, who saved all three points for the Reds, with Jürgen Klopp's side defeating Crystal Palace 1-2 at Selhurst Park.
It was surprisingly surprising for Palace in the 10th minute when Luka Milovojevic converted a penalty after Wilfried Zaha was brought down by Loris Karius.
Liverpool equalized shortly after the break when Sadio Mane swept past James Milner's cross to Wayne Hennessey. Christian Benteke missed two stalwart chances in injury time, and in the 84th minute Salah had to let Hennessey pass the ball.
After a quiet start, the hosts took the lead in the eighth minute. McArthur played an excellent ball from within his own area, which Zaha brought down in the Liverpool box, but his subsequent shot was thrown over the crossbar by Karius.
Two minutes later, the visitors almost took the lead from the corner when Van Dijk's header hit the goal before Mane accidentally took the ball to a free-kick for Palais.
Seconds later, the Eagles were punished. Benteke switched Hennessey's dispatch on the inside left channel, whereupon Zaha broke into the box. The winger then flicked the ball over the advancing karius, which slid into him. Milivojevic stepped forward and slammed the following penalty into the lower left corner. Karius dove to the right.
Liverpool thought they had equalized after half an hour, but Mane's header was fended off because of offside. Ten minutes later, after a good job on the left, Milner struck a cross that Firmino hit 1
The lackluster guests equalized just before the break before the break before Mane Milner's corner hit the near post, but Hennessey cleared the ball.
Liverpool began the second half on the forefoot to equalize in the 48th minute. Firmino shot the ball to Milner at the left penalty area, his subsequent low cross found Mane at the front post and the Senegal international side feet over Hennessey out of four yards.
Benteke gave away a great opportunity to bring the hosts back into the lead in the 58th minute. Milner's pass attempt was blocked by Milivojevic and the ball landed on Townsend, who played the ball to Benteke. The Palace striker was through with Karius and one to one, but somehow he shot his shot from 10 yards over the crossbar.
Seconds later, Benteke missed another glorious opportunity. Van Dijk's pass was intercepted by Townsend, who then pulled down the right side before hauling the ball into Benteke's box.
The Palace striker could have gone past Zaha, who was better positioned to his left, but decided instead to shoot and his shot shot off the crossbar from twelve yards out.
Mane should have been red-flagged in the 61st minute when he prevented Townsend from entering the area by deliberately grabbing the ball. A free kick was awarded, but referee Neil Swarbrick decided against a second yellow.
Van Aanholt bent the free kick into the upper left corner, but Karius was equal and played the ball.
Palace had to pay for his former waste in the 84th minute when Liverpool, thanks to a probable source, for the first time in Leadership went.
Oxlade-Chamberlain's low cross from the right side shot Robertson to the left of the edge of the box, and the full-back swept the ball over the goalkeeper to Salah, who deflected a shot before he could clear Hennessey from eight yards out of the way.