Crystal Palace should be higher in the Premier League table, insists captain Luka Milivojevic.

Despite strong performances they find themselves just three points away from the relegation zone and a 4-3 defeat at pace-setters Liverpool has added to their woes.

Palace led at Anfield thanks to Andros Townsend but two goals in five minutes saw it evaporate, before Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané found the net after James Tomkins’ equaliser.

Their next four games represent opportunities for points – Southampton, Fulham, West Ham and Leicester City – but Milivojevic thinks Palace’s position is a bit of a false one.

When asked whether his team should be higher in the league table, he said: “A hundred percent. We should be higher.

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“We’re in this situation, I think we’re three points away from the bottom three, but if you see our performances, if you see how many chances we create from the beginning of the season and how many goals we’ve scored, I think if we’re more clinical in finishing then I think we’ll not have a problem.

“I can’t tell you my personal opinion but we’re in the situation where we are and we need to start winning games against opponents where we can take some points, and we’re going to try and do it."

Defeat at Liverpool means Palace are now level with Southampton and Burnley in the league – with 22 points each – and four points behind rivals Brighton in 14th.

It appears unlikely they will add in the January transfer window after missing out on Dominic Solanke, who permanently moved from the Reds to Bournemouth, and Jermain Defoe.

So with a lack of goals in the squad and little prospect capturing anyone this month, according to boss Roy Hodgson, one wonders how Palace will solve their scoring problems.

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Meanwhile, Milivojevic says Palace will do “everything” to get as far as they can in the FA Cup this season – starting with their fourth round tie with Tottenham Hotspur.

Some of the players in the current squad were involved in their previous FA Cup final, losing out to Manchester United in extra time at Wembley in May 2016.

He added: “We’re looking to go as far in the FA Cup as possible, I think, and we’re going to do everything [we can] to go forward.”