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.

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.

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