Barcelona and Liverpool held 'productive' talks in London over the possible transfer of Anfield striker Luis Suarez. Photo: Alastair Grant

London - Luis Suarez equalled the Premier League goal-scoring record for a 38-game season as the Liverpool forward netted his 31st goal of the campaign against Crystal Palace on Monday.

Suarez's second-half strike at Selhurst Park drew him level with the previous mark set by Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer.

Shearer scored 31 times for Blackburn in 1995-96, while Portugal star Ronaldo, now at Real Madrid, chalked up 31 for Manchester United in 2007-08.

Suarez's milestone moment arrived in the 55th minute in south London with title-chasing Liverpool already leading 2-0.

The 27-year-old Uruguayan exchanged passes with Raheem Sterling before clipping a cool finish past Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni.

Suarez's goal also meant Liverpool have scored three or more goals in a new Premier League record 21 games this season.