OK, that's it from me. Thanks for your time and your emails. That was a belter of a game - so do try to catch the highlights if you can. Daniel Taylor and Dominic Fifield are our men at Selhurst Park this evening - keep your eyes peeled for their musings, which should appear shortly. The later versions, will of course contain reaction from the managers. For the record, Liverpool lead the Premier League by a point, from Manchester City, who have a game in hand.
Well, well, well. The camera scans the faces of Liverpool fans in the away end at Selhurst Park. They look completely shell-shocked, scarcely able to believe what they've just seen. In the Sky Sports studio, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville are brutal in their assessment of Liverpool's late collapse, stating that the often shambolic defending that has dogged their season. "They've got away with it against a lot of teams, but they didn't get away with it tonight and it might have cost them the title," says Carragher.
It's all over - Liverpool have blown a three-goal lead
Peep! Peep! Peeeeeeeeeeep! Mark Clattenburg brings the curtain down and Luis Suarez bursts into tears. He pulls his shirt over his face as his shoulders convulse, shaking with grief. Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel look fairly distraught, while Brendan Rodgers is ashen-faced on the sideline. They were 3-0 up and failed to close out the game. They've thrown two points away tonight, ruining a good performance with 10 minutes of shambolic defending.
90+4 min: Tom Ince dinks his way down the left wing, before attempting to stand the ball up for Murray at the far post. He over-hits his cross.
90 + 3 min: There are two of five recommended minutes of added time left. Liverpool win a corner, w2hich Steven Gerrard over-hits. The ball comes to Philippe Coutinho on the left, who sends it into the mixer . With the goal gaping, Victor Moses kicks fresh air as he tries to boot it home with his left foot. Palace end up winning a goal kick.
90 min: Glenn Murray's chested pass into the path of Dwight Gayle for Palace's equaliser was splendid, but the finish was great too. Gayle did well to rifle the ball past Mignolet into the bottom corner from close range. Manchester City's players must be wetting their strides laughing at this collapse. The camera cuts to Luis Suarez, who's shaking his head and rubbing his hands through his hair in disbelief.
89 min: In their desperation to find a winner, Liverpool leave themselves open at the back again and Bolasie sets off on another yomp up the field. His efforts come to naught, as he's dispossessed by - I think - Tom Ince. This is incredible.
GOAL! Crystal Palace 3-3 Liverpool (Gayle 88)
88 min: This is sensational! With a beautiful touch, Glenn Murray chests the ball into the path of Dwight Gayle, who rifles home his second from close range. Liverpool are on the ropes here - having been three goals to the good, they'll do well to escape from Selhurst Park with a point at this rate.
85 min: Nothing comes of the Palace corner, which Mignolet punches clear.
84 min: The Palace fans are ecstatic, cheering on their team as they desperately try to to find an equaliser. They have Liverpool under siege and win a corner courtesy of goalscorer Dwight Gayle. Palace substitution: Tom Ince comes on for Kagisho Dikgacoi.
83 min: At the Liverpool corner from which Palace went on the counter-attack and scored their second goal, Steven Gerrard had an appeal for a penalty turned down after being bundled over by Scott Dann. It was a foul, but the kind that's rarely given at corners.
GOAL! Crystal Palace 2-3 Liverpool (Gayle 81)
81 min: Bolasie gallops down the left flank on the counter-attack leaving Glen Johnson chasing his shadow. He squares the ball to Gayle, who'd done well to be up in support and he expertly places the ball past Mignolet from about 14 yards.
80 min: Philippe Coutinho attempts to sidefoot past Speroni, but shoots over the bar.
GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-3 Liverpool (Delaney 78)
78 min: Damien Delaney tries a speculative shot from distance, which is deflected past Simon Mignolet off the back of Glen Johnson, who had failed to close down the Palace defender and was on the half-turn.
76 min: Liverpool substitution: Raheem Sterling off, after an excellent night's work. Philippe Coutinho replaces him.
75 min: Raheem Sterling tries a shot from inside the Palace penalty area, but it goes out for a corner off the back of Scott Dann. From the ensuing set piece, Palace embark on an unsuccessful counter-attack which fizzles out when the ball is fired wide from distance.
74 min: You have to take your hat off to the Crystal Palace faithful, who continue to support their team as enthusiastically at 3-0 down as they did before they'd even conceded one. There aren't too many Premier League grounds with a better, more upbeat atmosphere than Selhurst Park. On the pitch, their players are continuing to work hard, a state of affairs that is almost certainly connected to the enthusiasm and encouragement raining down from the stands.
73 min: Mile Jedinak attempts to pick out Yannick Bolasie on the edge of the Liverpool penalty area, but he miscontrols and the ball runs on to GLenn Murray. Jon Flanagan nips in to rob the ball and clear.
70 min: Palace substitution: Marouane Chamakh off, Glenn Murray on.
69 min: More sloppiness by your humble reporter. It was Martin Skrtel who was booked in the 63rd minute, not Skrtel. Apologies.
68 min: Liverpool fan and former Anfield season ticket holder Scott Dann is booked for a foul on somebody or other. I think it was Suarez, buit didn't see the incident, so can't be sure. Moments previously, Glen Johnson, who has been excellent tonight, brought a save out of Speroni with a shot from the edge of the penalty area that was straight down the goalkeeper's throat.
67 min: Daniel Sturridge squares the ball across the face of goal after good work from Raheem Sterling. His attempt to pick out Luis Suarez is intercepted.
66 min: Mamadou Sakho, who never looks too comfortable on the ball when asked to play it out from the back, comes perilously close to gifting the ball to Marouane Chamakh with a loose pass from inside the Liverpool penalty area. He gets away with it, but only just.
65 min: Crystal Palace substitution: Dwight Gayle on for Jason Puncheon. Joe Ledley moves to the left of midfield and Marouane Chamakh is now playing as lone frontman.
63 min: The name of Marouane Chamakh goes in the referee's notebook in the wake of a decidedly agricultural challenge on Martin Skrtel.
62 min: Liverpool go forward again, with GLen Johnson cutting in from the right touchline and picking out Lucas. He attempts to pick out Jon Flanagan on the opposite touchline, but his pass is wayward and Palace clear.
60 min: Luis Suarez attempts to get in behind Joel Ward as he chases the ball to the goal line. The left-back is having none of it and out-muscles his Uruguayan opponent. Goal kick.
59 min: Palace go forward in search of a consolation goal but find every avenus they explore a cul de sac. Liverpool are looking very solid in defence.
56 min: With the smell of blood in their nostrils, Liverpool are keeping their goal celebrations brief in order to get play restarted as quickly as possible in order to reduce the goal difference between themselves and Manchester City. I think the deficit is six at the moment.
GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-3 Liverpool (Suarez 54)
54 min: On the left side of the Palace penalty area, Sturridge plays a short, beautifully weighted pass into the path of Suarez, who clips the ball past Speroni from a tight angle.
GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool (Sturridge 53)
53 min: Steven Gerrard plays another long diagonal ball from deep in an attempt to pick out Daniel Sturridge on the right side of the Palace penalty area. He does exactly that and the striker shuffles along the edge of the penalty area before unleashing a low drive that's deflected past Speroni by a defender.
50 min: Julian Speroni pulls off a fantastic save, flinging himself to his and sticking out his right hand to deflect a long-range Daniel Sturridge effort on to the right upright. The ball breaks to Suarez, who attempts to lash it goalwards, but sends it high and wide.
49 min: Luis Suarez gets booked for protesting too much in the wake of a late tackle from Scott Dann that should have prompted Mark Clattenburg pointing to the penalty spot. Instead, he brandishes his yellow card and orders Steven Gerrard to have a calming word with the furious striker.
48 min: Martin Skrtel intervenes to dispossess Yannick Bolasie as the Palace midfielder went a-rampaging into the Liverpool penalty area. He's been decent going forward in this encounter, but looked very vulnerable in defence. Glen Johnson has got the jump on him on three or four occasions.
46 min: No changes for either side at the break, in case you're wondering. Damien Delaney makes the first contribution of note, putting a stop to Daniel Sturridge's gallop with a well-timed tackle in the Palace penalty area.
THe second half is under way at Selhurst Park
The hosts get the ball rolling as they attempt to overturn Liverpool's slender lead.
I may have misheard but I think I just heard Sky analyst Jamie Carragher saying that he thinks Palace are playing very poorly. If that is what he said, I think it's a bit harsh. They've had a few individual errors, but it's been a decent performance otherwise.
Gabriel Piller writes: "This is one of those classic end-of-season-situations," he says. "As someone who would consider themselves a Crystal Palace supporter, I'd very much like to see 'em win today. That being said, I'd still like to see Liverpool win the league, for no reason other than they are not Chelsea or City and they play a fun, attacking brand of football. I'm very torn."
Half time photo gallery: This time last year, Guardian photographer Tom Jenkins and I were hob-nobbing with celebrities and sipping free booze at the snooker World Championship gala dinner in Sheffield. A year later, I'm providing this minute-by-minute commentary and he's at Selhurst Park taking these excellent pictures for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy. If you want to keep an eye on what's going on at the Crucible Theatre, Daniel Harris is providing frame-by-frame commentary.
It's half-time at Selhurst Park
The players go off for their half-time brew, with Liverpool a goal to the good after an entertaining first half. Palace gifted them a soft goal, with Joe Allen scoring with a free header from a corner, after giving his Welsh international team-mate Joe Ledley the slip. Liverpool haven't had it all their own way, mind - Palace have had two decent shots on goal, bringing decent saves out of Simon Mignolet.
44 min: Joe Allen tries to double his tally of career goals for Liverpool with a rasping effort from the corner of the penalty area. He had plenty of goal to aim at, but his attempt to fight to top right-hand corner wandered off course, high and wide. Suarez had teed him up nicely there, with a pull-back from the goal-line.
43 min: Glen Johnson suffers some manner of muscle or hamstring tweak as he tries to out-run Yannick Bolasie on one of his sorties into the Palace penalty area. He's fit to continue. Moments earlier, Julian Speroni had to be alert to prevent Luis Suarez beating him from a tight angle, blocking the ball with his right hand.
42 min: Martin Skrtel receives a telling-off and a yellow card from referee Clattenburg for leading with his knee as he leaped to contest a high ball with Marouane Chamakh and clattering the Moroccan in the process. .
39 min: Suarez picks out Gerrard a couple of yards outside the Palace penalty area and the Liverpool skipper sidefoots the ball to his right, teeing up Raheem Sterling. He attempts to blast the ball goalwards, but his pile-driver is blocked.
38 min: Luis Suarez shanks the ball high over the bar from about 12 yards out after being picked out by Raheem Sterling, who'd turned Damien Delaney inside-out on the right flank before cutting inside and pulling the ball back to his team-mate. Great build-up play, poor finishing.
34 min: Another excellent effort from Palace forces another excellent save from Mignolet. This time it's Mile Jedinak who tests his mettle with a fine surface-to-air effort from distance. The Liverpool goalkeeper did very well to tip the ball over the bar and concede another corner, which Liverpool defend successfully.
33 min: Great effort from Jason Puncheon, who tries his luck with a low, long-range effort. It fizzes through the legs of Sakho, forcing the unsighted Simon Mignolet into a splendid save. The Belgian goalkeeper did superbly to dive low to his left and scramble the ball clear for a corner.
29 min: Adrian Mariappa, looking fetching in a protective Zorro mask (I'm guessing it's protective, although it may well be a fashjion accessory), is booked for a deliberate handball perpetrated in the cause of preventing Suarez from advancing into the Palace penalty area, giving Liverpool a free-kick about 30 yards out. Suarez attempts to curl the ball into the top right-hand corner and his excellent effort whistles narrowly wide. I thought it was going in!
28 min: Palace embark on a counter-attack. With Glen Johnson maroponed out of position at the wrong end of the pitch, Kagisho Dikgachoi tries to pick out Yannick Bolasie with a curling ball towards the vacant Liverpool right-back position. He overhits his pass and a decent move breaks down.
25 min: Joe Allen is booked for a foul that gives Palace a free-kick about 30 yards from the Liverpool goal, a mite right of centre. A training ground set piece sees Mile Jedinak clip a curling ball towards the far post, where Liverpool clear.
24 min: There's a break in play as Skrtel and Ledley receive treatment after a clash of heads near the halfway line. Both are fit to continue.
22 min: I told a lie. Having given Joe Ledley the slip at the near post as Steven Gerrard was preparing to take a corner, Joe Allen made his way to the far post where he had to jump as high as 12 inches to nod home. You just don't expect that kind of sloppiness from a defence as well disciplined and drilled as Palace's.
21 min: Martin Skrtel plays another long diagonal ball into the penalty area, where Jon Flanagan is up marauding and attempts to sidefoot the ball across the edge of the six-yard box for Luis Suarez to prod home. Offside.
GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-1 Liverpool (Allen 18)
Joe Allen opens the scoring for Liverpool against Crystal Palace, heading past Speroni from about 12 yards at a corner. That's a shocking goal for Palace to concede, from one of the smallest players on the field, who didn't even need to jump to get his head on the ball.
18 min: Daniel Sturridge picks up the ball on the right, runs diagonally at Joel Ward, takes the ball past him and sends an effort from distance fizzing a couple of feet wide of the left upright.
15 min: A lapse in concentration from Yanick Bolasie allows Glen Johnson to give him the slip and make a run into the penalty area and attempt to get on the end of a long ball from deep. His looping effort drops over the bar, but had Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni in all sorts of bother. Bolasie receives a bollocking from a couple of his team-mates.
14 min: Liverpool ping the ball from side to side across the middle of the park, with Gerrard, Sakho, Allen and Lucas all getting time on the ball. Their attempt to advance to the final third is thwarted by Jason Puncheon, who plays the ball forward to Kagisho Diggacoi.
11 min: I've just seen a replay of that incident where Bolasie kicked Johnson with a woefully mistimed challenge as the Liverpool full-back drove into the Palace penalty area. I think Liverpool fans are entitled to feel aggrieved - I've seen spot-kicks awarded for a lot less.
9 min: Crystal Palace win a corner and the ball is floated to the back post, where Scott Dann attempts to head it goalwards. Martin Skrtel intervenes and concedes another corner. This one is comfortably gathered by Simon Mignolet.
7 min: Referee Mark Clattenburg waves away Liverpool appeals for a penalty after Glen Johnson appeared to be brought down by a clumsy challenge from Bolasie. Moments later, Sakho misses a glorious opportunity to put Liverpool ahead with a free header from close range at a corner.
6 min: Scott Dann plays a decent ball up the right wing to Marouane Chamakh, who is upended by a clumsy challenge from Mamadou Sakho. A free-kick for Palace, from which nothing comes. It's been a lively start.
5 min: Luis Suarez picks up the ball on the left wing, cuts inside and passes up a decent opportunity to attempt to curl the ball inside the right upright and tries to play the ball to Sturridge instead. Palace intercept and clear.
4 min: Yannick Bolasie attempts to gallop up the left wing for Palace, but is dispossessed.
2 min: Daniel Sturridge finds himself in the Palace penalty area, left-hand side, with the ball at his feet and a yard of space at his disposal. He's not quick enough to weigh up his options and two Palace defenders converge on him to clear.
1 min: Crystal Palace attempt an early sortie into Liverpool territory with a foray up the left touchline. After good industry from Mile Jedinak, the ball's crossed into the penalty area, where Glen Johnson hoofs it back with interest to concede a throw-in. Nothing comes of it.
1 min: Liverpool kick off playing from right to left, with Suarez getting the ball rolling. Game on!
Luis Suarez will definitely start ...
Despite concerns about him feeling poorly during the warm-up, the Uruguayan will take his place in the Liverpool line-up. The atmosphere at Selhurst Park appears, as is as customary, to be top notch. And why wouldn't it be? After a woeful start, they're finishing the season in fine style.
The teams are in the tunnel
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is looking pensive, staring straight ahead as he waits to lead out Liverpool, whose players are wearing largely white shirts with red trim, black shorts and black socks. Crystal Palace are wearing their usual home kit of red and blue halves, blue shorts and blue socks.
Concerns about Luis Suarez
The Liverpool striker has apparently complained about feeling ill during the warm-up and now the teams have returned to the dressing rooms. At the moment cheerleaders The Crystals are keeping the crowd entertained, along with their partner in pre-match jollity, Kayla the eagle.
Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis speaks ...
He says that Cameron Jerome has been left out because he's ill and insists that his side are "desperate to get a result" in their last home game of the season, even though they're already safe from relegation and have little to play for except pride. He that if his players can get the ball wide and up the pitch, they'll cause Liverpool some players.
An email from Lou Roper
"With the apparent need to 'hit for 6', perhaps Rodgers should select Jan Molby, the architect of that 1994 demolition of Palace, instead of the wretched Allen," he writes. " After all, the Great Dane probably hasn't lost any mobility over the last 20 (!) years."
Mind games department ...
Rodgers attempts to ratchet up the pressure on Manchester City by sewing a few seeds of doubt. "'City need to win all their games which means they will have won five games in a row," he says. "They have done that just once this season in the league. It will be a wee bit new for them as well. It is certainly not over by a long way."
Liverpool could do with a glut of goals tonight ...
What with them being nine goals behind Manchester City on goal difference, they need all the goals they can get. But on Sky Sports, Brendan Rodgers has just said he'll be happy with a 1-0 win. He explained his decision to bring in Daniel Sturridge for Philippe Coutinho by saying that the Brazilian has an injury which means it would be too risky to play him from the start. He says he's happy to have him on the bench, from where he might make an impact if required.
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Puncheon, Chamakh.
Subs: Hennessey, Gabbidon, Parr, O'Keefe, Ince, Gayle, Murray.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Skrtel, Sakho, Gerrard, Allen, Lucas, Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez.
Subs: Jones, Toure, Agger, Coutinho, Aspas, Moses, Cissokho.
Good evening everybody
Whether or not he believes it, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says there's another twist to come in the title race and if Liverpool are to capitalise on any prospective Manchester City slip-ups against Aston Villa or West Ham and win their first championship since 1990, they must successfully negotiate what could be a tricky hurdle at Selhurst Park tonight.
Palace's resurgance from relegation fodder to mid-table respectability under Tony Pulis has been nothing short of astounding and a win against Liverpool this evening will see an increase in the clamour for him to be crowned manager of the season ahead of his equally impressive opposite number. Since being appointed in late November, when Palace were anchored to the bottom of the table with four points out of a possible 33, Pulis has overseen the accumulation of 39 points from 25 games since. It's been a remarkable turnaround by a team that's kept 11 clean sheets since the end of the Ian Holloway regime, but will do well to shut out the Premier League's joint highest scorers tonight. After Manchester City's win at Everton on Saturday, Liverpool desperately need to win to keep their faint title hopes alive, ideally by as many goals as possible in order to chip away at the nine-goal deficit which separates them from City at the Premier League summit.
For the home side, midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi is expected to have recovered from the injury which kept him out of Palace's 2-0 defeat against Manchester City, while his Liverpool counterpart Jordan Henderson serves the final leg of a three-match spell on the naughty step. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will undergo a late assessment on a hamstring injury.
Interesting Opta stat: Crystal Palace Palace have scored just 16 goals from open play this season, fewer than any other side and fewer than Liverpool strikeforce Luis Suarez (25) and Daniel Sturridge (17).