English Premiership

Klopp: We are responsible

2015-11-09 09:15
Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)

Liverpool - Jurgen Klopp admitted it is the responsibility of his Liverpool players to keep Anfield supporters glued to their seats after tasting defeat for the first time as manager of the Premier League club in a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

A late goal from lifelong Liverpool fan Scott Dann gave Palace a win at Anfield for the second consecutive season in front of the watching Steven Gerrard, whose Liverpool farewell ended in a defeat by the same opponents in May.

Dann's headed winner eight minutes from time also had Liverpool supporters heading for the exits

"After 82 minutes I saw so many people leave the stadium, I felt pretty alone at that moment," said Klopp.

"We decide when it is over. Between 82 and 94 minutes, you can score eight goals if you want but you have to work for it," added the German manager, who had previously presided over a six-game unbeaten run made up of three straight draws and three successive wins after replacing the sacked Brendan Rodgers on Merseyside.

"I'm not disappointed with the fans," insisted Klopp.

"We have to learn that we are responsible and with 82 minutes gone, nobody can leave the stadium.

"A minute before the final whistle, anything can happen and that is what we have to show the fans. We didn't."

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