“I’ve had three goes now as a manager and finally made it. When I was manager at Birmingham, we ran them close in the Worthington Cup Final, then 10 days ago we should have beaten them at our place. This time we did it.
“But it certainly seemed unlikely at times, we could barely get into their half but it was Liverpool’s inability to finish that allowed us to stay in the match, sometimes I don’t know how we survived.
“They made chance after chance and when they keep missing them you wonder whether it’s going to be your night.
“In the second half we got better, we pushed forward more and we found the gaps as they attacked.”
Palace now face Premiership opposition again in round five - they play Leeds Utd at Selhurst Park.
Liverpool Match Report