Palace in­flict first de­feat on Liver­pool boss Klopp

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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

LON­DON:

Liver­pool 1

Crys­tal Palace 2

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