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Oliver Glasner reveals how Crystal Palace brought the pain to Liverpool

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By Sarthak Joshi

Crystal Palace boss Oliver Glasner explains how they managed to hurt Liverpool

Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner was full of praise for his squad following their impressive 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Sunday. Eberechi Eze’s first-half strike proved decisive, sending the Reds to their first Premier League home defeat in eighteen months.

Glasner’s unwavering faith in himself, his strategies, and his players was evident throughout the match. His steadfast dedication and refusal to concede defeat showcased the mentality of a squad determined to compete at the highest level, even against formidable opponents vying for the Premier League crown.

Liverpool’s missed opportunities, particularly in the first half, contrasted with the outstanding performance of Palace goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Henderson’s excellent saves, including stops against Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz, played a crucial role in securing the victory for Palace and thwarting Liverpool’s attacking threats.

After the thrilling win by Crystal Palace, their boss Oliver Glasner said via the Palace official website:

“Our first-half was really brilliant, how we played, how we defended, also the confidence we had in possession, what a goal we scored, really amazing here at Anfield.”

“I think in the second-half we didn’t have the ball for many minutes, but in the first-half we had a quick ball movement, playing quick, one or two touches, switch them from left to right, Because they always press, and when you have this, you get the gaps, you get the space.”

“It was a fantastic performance for all the players, the substitutes came in, defended, and I was proud to be the manager of this team.”

Hats off to the display of passion and dedication by Crystal Palace during the first half especially, which Liverpool definitely did not have. Constant careless performances by the Reds have cost them dear both in Europe and the league the past week.

While we did have opportunities to turn the game around and even pull away in the second half. However, poor decision-making in the final third saw the Reds come undone.

Crystal Palace boss Oliver Glasner explains how  they managed to hurt Liverpool .
Jurgen Klopp’s frustration

Liverpool, who held the top spot in the Premier League just two weeks ago, have now slipped to third place following setbacks in their last two matches. After a frustrating draw against Manchester United, Jurgen Klopp’s team suffered a surprising 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The unexpected loss to Palace dealt a blow to Liverpool’s title aspirations, highlighting the challenges of maintaining consistency throughout the season. As Klopp and his team regroup and reassess their approach, they’ll be keen to bounce back swiftly and reignite their pursuit of silverware in the remaining fixtures of the campaign.

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With six games left in the season, Liverpool still have a mathematical chance to mount a title challenge. However, recent performances have raised concerns about their ability to maintain consistency and compete at the highest level. If they continue to replicate their recent form, their chances of contending for the title diminish significantly.

It’s imperative for Liverpool to reflect on their mistakes, learn from them, and quickly shift their focus towards improvement. With time running out in the season, there’s no room for complacency. Klopp and his team must address any shortcomings, regroup, and rediscover the winning formula that propelled them to success in the past.