Palace rallied and were back on level terms in the 75th minute when Zaha, collecting the ball on the left, turned Montoya inside out and then unleashed a powerful shot past helpless Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan.
"He is very quick and a very brave player," said Klopp.
Richardson said on Monday night that his involvement was "a genuine commitment to try and help out" - but SACA said it would not participate unless a previous decision by CSA was formally withdrawn.Du Fu
He gets a satisfaction from coaching children with special needs that he never experienced as a player, even if it is a world away from the glamour of the Premier League.
"The relationship between me and him - the relationship between him and all the Manchester United squad - was more like father and son," Dong said in Chinese, although he speaks and understands basic English.
"It was a big game for both teams and I'm glad we got back in it - if you can't win, don't lose," Zaha told Sky Sports.
Mario Pasalic, on loan from Chelsea, added a second on the hour in Bergamo when he flicked in a flashing drive from Robin Gosens.
There was more good news for them on Saturday as nearest rivals Leicester City lost 3-1 at Manchester City, leaving Liverpool 10 points clear at the top with a game in hand.
It will not exactly be unknown territory for Jose Mourinho when he takes his place in the technical area on Sunday for his Tottenham Hotspur side's eagerly awaited London derby at home to Chelsea.
Another side who have been top at Christmas, in the 1999-2000 season, Leeds have also been second at the same point in 1993-94 and fourth in both in 1997-98 and 2001-02. Financial mismanagement saw them drop to the second tier and the side who reached the semifinals of the Champions League in 2000-01 are still in the Championship. They are favorites to come up under the charismatic Marcelo Bielsa, though.
The Club World Cup is not held in the highest regard in Europe, coming in the middle of a busy club season.