In the first half, Wilfried Zaha capitalized on Ebere Eze's through play by slipping a shot past Alisson, the striker's breakaway goal against Liverpool was the ideal illustration of Palace's strategy.
For the journey to Merseyside, Patrick Vieira shifted to a five-man defence, and Zaha claims the meticulous tactical planning paid off and claimed that his first two games' performances gave him hope for the remainder of the season.
Before leaving the field, the home team attempted to reverse the goal that Zaha had just scored, but their attempt to score was fruitless given how well-organized the Eagles team was.
Darwin Nunez was dismissed for violent behaviour on his full debut for Liverpool in the 57th minute after a confrontation with Joachim Andersen, referee Paul Tierney sent off the striker for a headbutt.
Jürgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, believes Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen baited Darwin Nunez into getting sent off, but Nunez's reaction was incorrect when he spoke to Sky Sports after the game.
Four minutes later, Diaz swept in superbly from the edge of the area to level the score at Anfield, the Colombian striker showed flashes of brilliance when he collected the ball out wide on the left before cutting inside past three Palace defenders and curling a shot into the far corner of the net.
After Luis Diaz's equalizer for Liverpool, Jamie Carragher showed off some of his best moves in the Sky Sports studio, leaving Gary Neville unimpressed, the former Liverpool legend regarded the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace as a defeat.
Carragher was emphatic, "It's been a terrible start points-wise, but I thought they were outstanding tonight with the way they reacted with 10 men. Draws are defeats now as Manchester City set the bar so high.”
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