PHOTOS: Suarez and co in tears as Liverpool's title dream crashes

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Liverpool's title dreams seemingly over after an unthinkable end to their match with Crystal Palace.

In one of the most astonishing Premier League games imaginable, title challengers Liverpool blew a 3-0 lead with 11 minutes left to go to leave Selhurst Park with a solitary point and hand the initiative to Manchester City.

For much of the game it looked like Liverpool were going to work up a cricket score at Palace, arriving at a healthy 3-0 lead before the hour and looking dangerous with every one of their wave after wave of attacks.

Joe Allen's first goal for the club had set the Reds on their way, before two strikes after the break from Sturridge and Suarez had fans and commentators talking up an amazing effort by Liverpool that could see them go on to chip away at Manchester City's goal difference advantage.

At that stage, City had a plus 6 goal difference over their title rivals - and it looked more than likely that Liverpool would add another 2 or 3 goals. A target of 3 for Liverpool to aim for would remain just attainable enough with the Reds due to host Newcastle on the last day of the season.

But in the blink of an eye, talk of pushing for as many goals as possible changed to holding on to the win by the skin of their teeth. And it was something they couldn't do as goals from Damien Delaney and Dwight Gayle (2) earned a draw for Palace in just 9 late minutes.

It all proved too much for some Liverpool players at the final whistle, with Martin Skrtel and Steven Gerrard looked very teary eyed as they sat on the turf. 

If they were devastated, Luis Suarez was inconsolable. Pulling his shirt over his face, his shoulders shook as he wept in front of the watching cameras, who Kolo Toure and Gerrard waved away as they carried their talisman from the pitch, still unable to show his face.

A small crumb of comfort, but perhaps a sign just how much the Uruguayan cares about the club.

One thing you know about this historic club, they don't let anybody suffer alone. His tears won't be the only Anfield ones falling tonight.

Below are a selection of pictures capturing the disappointment.

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