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Palace manager Sam Allardyce was full of praise for his side after they
came back from a goal down to beat Liverpool on Sunday.
The Reds took the lead at Anfield in the 24th minute through Philippe
Coutinho, but Christian Benteke equalised just before the break, and
completed the turnaround with a second goal in the 74th minute.
Allardyce believes his side exposed Liverpool's defensive frailties
by employing more effective tactics that his players implemented
“From start to finish we were tactically exceptional," Allardyce told the press, according to The Guardian.
“Why this league is so exciting is that when you set out a game plan
it can turn over the opposition even when it is not expected by most
people. It is why this league is so popular around the world. We did
“We did that by not getting involved in things that wouldn’t allow us
to counterattack against the opposition or expose the opposition’s
"With our limited possession we exposed Liverpool’s weaknesses time
and time again and ultimately that has brought us from 1-0 down to win
"I give the players a huge amount of credit for the way they defended
and how they exposed the weaknesses of Liverpool defensively which, in
the end, they couldn’t cope with.”
Meanwhile Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that his side were not at their best after the 2-1 defeat
For the former Borussia Dortmund manager the loss was a significant blow to his side's hopes
of finishing in the top four in the league and qualifying for the next
season's Champions League.