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Lovren during the game at Selhurst Park.

Dejan Lovren makes hilarious error against Crystal Palace - then scores three minutes later

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Liverpool began the Premier League weekend joint-top of the table but, following wins for both Arsenal and Manchester City earlier in the day, they needed to respond in their late kick-off away to Crystal Palace.

Their exciting, open brand of attacking football in recent months has acquired many admirers, however they continue to make sloppy defensive errors - and Saturday's game at Selhurst Park proved no different.

Jurgen Klopp's men went ahead in the 16th minute thanks to a close-range finish from Emre Can but, as you can see in the video further fown the page, their lead was eradicated just five minutes later after a costly mistake from Dejan Lovren gifted Palace an equalising goal.

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Joel Matip headed the ball down for his central defensive partner to deal with, but the 27-year-old Croatian produced a terrible attempted clearance which went towards his own goal, allowing James McArthur to head past an onrushing Loris Karius and into an empty net.

Redemption for Lovren

It was a poor piece of defending from Lovren, but he began to make amends for that error when he regained Liverpool's lead just three minutes later.

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As the video below shows, the centre-back latched onto a quality corner-kick delivery from Philippe Coutinho and powerfully headed home from around six yards out.

In a highly eventful half for the former Southampton star, he was then involved in Palace's second equaliser when he got out-jumped in the penalty area by McArthur who bagged himself another headed goal after winger Wilfried Zaha stood a ball into the box.

Crystal Palace v Liverpool - Premier League

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Steven Gerrard
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Jamie Carragher
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Dejan Lovren
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