Liverpool suffered their first defeat of the Jurgen Klopp era this afternoon, as Crystal Palace took all three points at Anfield.
Slack defending cost the home side in the 2-1 defeat, as Yannick Bolasie and former Liverpool season ticket holder Scott Dann scored either side of Philippe Coutinho’s well-placed strike.
The result was Klopp’s first loss in his seven matches, and means that the Reds have now failed to win all four of their Premier League matches following a Thursday night Europa League tie this season.
And the German boss was far from impressed with his side’s display – and also the performance of the home crowd, with many leaving soon after Dann’s winner, despite 12 minutes plus stoppage still to play.
In the aftermath of the match, Klopp told Sky Sports: “Big decisions are made in moments when you feel tired. When you have a pulse of 180, then big decisions [are made]. Not in an easy game, in the first minute when nobody will strike back.
When Crystal Palace scored I saw many people leave the stadium. I felt very alone in this moment.
“It’s always when you’re really under stress and that’s everything we can learn. And tonight, it feels so bad because it was absolutely not necessary tonight.
“We have to feel this and keep this and we will know why we don’t want this anymore.”
Liverpool now face a tough task after the international break when they travel to the Etihad to take on Manchester City, before hosting Ligue 1 side Bordeaux in the Europa League four days later.