The Reds did their part on Friday, with a 2-0 win over Wolves at Molineux ensuring their place in pole position for Christmas Day.
This left Liverpool supporters hoping for a boost from ex-manager Roy Hodgson, with few hopeful of the Eagles taking three points against a City side which had lost just once in the league.
But fortunately for the league leaders, Pep Guardiola’s side slipped up again, with Palace sealing the victory with a three-goal burst after Ilkay Gundogan’s opener.
Jeffrey Schlupp equalised on 33 minutes, before Andros Townsend’s sensational strike put the visitors ahead, with Luka Milivojevic’s second-half penalty ultimately proving the winner.
Kevin De Bruyne struck late as City pushed for a hopeful draw, but Palace were able to hold on for a vital win—for themselves and Liverpool.
But regardless of the results at Goodison, Jurgen Klopp and his squad can enjoy Christmas safe in the knowledge they now have a strong lead over their competition.