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Klopp felt like he was walking alone at Anfield

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Alan Pardew and Palace got the better of Liverpool once again
Alan Pardew and Palace got the better of Liverpool once again

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticised supporters who left Anfield early as his side went down to a 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Klopp was not impressed as hordes of Liverpool fans headed for the exit after Scott Dann headed Palace 2-1 ahead in the 82nd minute of a tight Premier League game, with these comments representing a telling off for Reds supporters.

"With 12 minutes to go, I saw many people leaving the stadium and I felt pretty alone at this moment," stated Klopp, who lost his unbeaten record as Liverpool boss on Sunday.

"We decide when it is over. Between 82 and 94 minutes, you can make eight goals, if you like.

“They have reasons. Maybe it is easier to get away before the end, I don’t know.

“But we should be responsible that nobody can leave the stadium a minute before because everything can happen. We have to show that and we didn’t.

“I am satisfied with some moments, but the problem I have is we play 95 minutes."

Liverpool have yet to win a game after playing a Europa League, but Klopp insisted that was no excuse for their under-par display. 

"They say we are tired after Europa, but that is for us to decide if we are tired," he added. "We cannot believe this idea.

"If everyone thinks we gave everything, then it is wrong. We need to be more awake from the beginning, to be more clear.”