Sadio Mane struck a record-breaking ninth goal in nine consecutive matches against Crystal Palace as Liverpool eased to a 3-0 win at Anfield.
Palace gave the hosts a scare early on, with Alisson alert to deny Wilfried Zaha before Christian Benteke’s header hit a post from the resulting corner.
Mane made the breakthrough two minutes before half-time with his 100th goal for Liverpool when he followed up Vicente Guaita’s save from Mohamed Salah.
Palace were grateful to Guaita for keeping out Mane and Salah before substitute Odsonne Edouard missed a chance to draw level, miscontrolling when one-on-one with Alisson.
Salah’s emphatic finish from Virgil van Dijk’s flick-on doubled Liverpool’s lead with 12 minutes remaining.
Naby Keita volleyed in a glorious third to seal a win that takes Liverpool top, unbeaten with 13 points.
A first defeat in four drops Palace to 13th with five points.