Jamie Carragher's brilliant response to Dejan Lovren's crazy five minutes vs Palace

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With Saturday late Premier League action between Crystal Palace and Liverpool providing six goals and a whole host of other gilt-edged chances, it is fair to say it was a pretty crazy evening at Selhurst Park.

However, even amidst the goal-frenzy, Liverpool's defender Dejan Lovren's crazy few minutes in the first-half stands out.

The Croatian centre-back gifted Palace their equaliser in the 18th minute only to go up the other end of the pitch and put Jurgen Klopp's men back in front just three minutes later. The dramatic 180 seconds had the defender trending on Twitter and produced a brilliant response on social media from Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher.

Carragher, of course, made over 500 appearances in a 17-year spell at the Anfield club. However, the centre-back turned Sky Sports pundit also had his fair share of mistakes during that time.

Indeed, Carragher once scored two own goals in one game and put the ball in the back of his own net on seven occasions during his Premier League career.

And, having seen Lovren manage to turn himself from zero to hero with a goal so soon after his blunder against Palace this afternoon, the Liverpool legend couldn't help but look on with a little jealousy.

Carragher has proven himself to be one of the best people to follow in the footballing Twittersphere thanks to his brilliant exchanges with the likes of Gary Neville and, clearly, he isn't afraid to point the finger of fun at himself at times either.

Whether he'd have been so positive about it all had this evening's result been different is another question.

Lovren's mistake was one of a number of shaky moments for Liverpool's defence on the road against Palace, but their attacking flair ensured yet another impressive three points for Klopp's men.

Alongside Lovren, Emre Can, Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino got on the scoresheet and it really could have been a lot more had Sadio Mane not spurned a number of great opportunities.

The win sees Liverpool move up to third position in the Premier League, level on points with Manchester City and Arsenal.

If they can continue their great form for the rest of the season, it could mean Carragher is looking on with envy once more as Liverpool's current squad do something he was never able to do - win the Premier League title.

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