Christian Benteke scored twice on Sunday as Liverpool suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Anfield in the hands of Crystal Palace.

Benteke super form over the last three weeks has boosted Crystal Palace’s hope for survival in the Premier League.

Liverpool started the match brightly and took a deserved lead courtesy of an impressive free kick from Philippe Coutinho, who curled a strike over the wall and beyond Wayne Hennessey to make it 1-0.

That was the only good part for the Reds as Benteke seized the stage afterwards first getting the equalizer in the 43rd minute and sealing the win in the 74th minute after Liverpool failed to clear a well taken corner kick.

Palace's third win in a row at Anfield moves the Eagles up to 12th place in the table with a seven-point cushion separating them from the drop zone.

Liverpool, meanwhile, could drop out of the top four if either of the Manchester clubs win all 3 points during Thursday's derby.

Manchester United and Manchester City each have one game in hand.