Liverpool new forward, Darwin Nunez, was red carded on his home debut, but Luis Diaz scored a sensational strike to give the 10-man hosts a point in their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.
Wilfried Zaha’s first-half goal and Nunez’s dismissal just before the hour made it seem as though Jurgen Klopp’s squad would lose on a miserable night for the Reds.
However, Diaz’s outstanding individual performance pulled his team level before the English Premier League runners-up from the previous season began their fruitless search for the winning goal.
Despite fielding fewer players, the hosts made every effort to score, even more so than when they had a full squad. Palace also had a chance to score when Zaha missed a great opportunity at the far post, but both teams were forced to settle for a point.
Despite being four points behind champions Manchester City at this point, it is another early-season setback for Liverpool’s hopes of challenging them for the title. It is the second straight score-draw, similar to their opening-round draw against Fulham, and manager Jurgen Klopp will be itching for a win when they face Manchester United on Monday, August 22.