Luis Suarez in tears after rough game

In a matter of 10 minutes, Liverpool went from padding their goal difference in anticipation of a final-day sprint for the title with Manchester City to surrendering three goals to Crystal Palace — each one more stinging than the last — and handing the title to Man City a week early in the process.

Though Luis Suarez matched the Premier League record for goals scored in a season (31) as Liverpool built up a 3-0 lead before the hour mark, he was still in tears after the final whistle blew and had to be led off the pitch by teammate Kolo Toure with his head buried inside his shirt. Only once before have Liverpool squandered a three-goal lead and that was 14 years ago against Southampton in a match that wasn't nearly as important as this one.
Brooks Peck

Liverpool's Luis Suarez, holds his shirt to his face following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Liverpool title hopes crumble in 3-3 tie at Palace

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left helps teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Liverpool title hopes crumble in 3-3 tie at Palace

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, centre, helps teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left, reacts with teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left reacts with teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, left reacts with teammate Luis Suarez, following the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Liverpool's Suarez reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in London

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Liverpool's Suarez reacts after Crystal Palace score an equalising goal during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park in London

Liverpool's Luis Suarez reacts after Crystal Palace score an equalising goal during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park in London May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR "LIVE" SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS

Liverpool's Suarez reacts following their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in London

Liverpool's Luis Suarez reacts following their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in London May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR "LIVE" SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS

Liverpool title hopes crumble in 3-3 tie at Palace

Liverpool's Luis Suarez reacts, after missing a chance on goal in the last few minutes of the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. The match ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)