Palace inflict first defeat on Liverpool boss Klopp
Juergen Klopp tasted defeat for the first time as Liverpool manager after Crystal Palace’s Scott Dann scored with eight minutes remaining to grab a 2-1 win at Anfield yesterday.
Liverpool, who made a draining Europa League trip to play Rubin Kazan in Russia on Thursday, fell behind after 20 minutes when Yannick Bolasie fired powerfully home after some poor defending by the hosts.
Klopp’s side struck back three minutes before halftime through Philippe Coutinho, who added to his two goals against Chelsea last weekend, when he arrived at the far post to finish a sweeping Liverpool move with a side-foot finish. Dann, however, grabbed all three points for the visitors when he headed a corner at Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet but reacted quickly to followup and finish. Liverpool, who had won three and drawn three in Klopp’s first six games in charge, are 10th in the table on 17 points, two behind Palace in eighth. — Reuters
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (C) has a shot on goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England yesterday. — AFP
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