London: Liverpool suffered more Selhurst Park misery as struggling Crystal Palace came from behind to clinch a shock 3-1 win over the lacklustre Reds yesterday.
Crystal Palace's Joe Ledley (left) celebrates a goal against Liverpool yesterday. Pic/AFP
Brendan Rodgers' side saw their hopes of winning the Premier League title effectively ended when they conceded three late goals in a 3-3 draw at Palace last season and they fared even worse on their first return to south London since that painful experience.
Rickie Lambert had given Liverpool an early lead with his first goal since his pre-season move from Southampton.
But Neil Warnock's team hit back through Dwight Gayle's first half equaliser and Joe Ledley put Palace in front with 12 minutes remaining before Australia midfielder Mile Jedinak's brilliant free-kick sealed the points moments later.
The Reds are languishing in 12th place, only four points above the relegation zone.