Mohammed Salah and Saido Mane were on target in Liverpool 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace.
Salah scored twice including his 50th strike in Liverpool colours.
Townsend gave Crystal Palace a shock lead in the 34th minute to give them a first half lead.
Liverpool showed their champions stuff by coming out charged in the second half.
Salah restored parity for Liverpool early in the second half.
Firmino gave Liverpool the lead in the 53rd minute .
Milner and Mane scored late goals to ensure Liverpool’s victory, Crystal Palace refused to go down without a fight by scoring two late goals.
Liverpool are now seven points clear on top before Manchester City’s match.