Liverpool made it difficult to win the title after losing to Crystal

Liverpool made it difficult to win the title after losing to Crystal

Liverpool made it difficult to win the title after losing to Crystal. Liverpool missed the opportunity to return to the top of the table by wasting multiple opportunities. The Allreds lost at home against bottom side Crystal Palace. They were behind Manchester City and Arsenal. And the way to win the league title is difficult for Jurgen Klopp’s disciples.

Liverpool lost 1-0 to Crystal at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday (April 14).

A draw against Manchester United was followed by a loss against Crystal Palace. After being ahead in the race for the league title, Liverpool seems to be losing it at the end.

Klopp’s team had the opportunity to overtake Manchester City, which is at the top with 73 points in 32 matches, and Arsenal, which is second in the table with 71 points in 31 matches. However, they lost against the team at number 14 in the table. That too at home. Klopp’s team missed one goal after another in the entire match.

Darwin Nunez wasted the first chance in the eighth minute of the match. Mohamed Salah had a chance to score, but he took a shot and handed it to Crystal’s goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Six minutes later, Crystal stunned the Anfield fans with a goal. Tyrique Mitchell’s cut-back from the left left Liverpool’s net from eight yards before English midfielder Ebrechi Ezzi.

In the 18th minute, Crystal had another opportunity to stun the Allred fans. But Andrew Robertson stood in the way. Jan-Philippe Mateta found goalkeeper Alisson Becker alone when Virgil von Dijk slipped in midfield. Robertson sprinted over the goal line to celebrate the goal by sending the ball over his head.

In the 28th minute, Liverpool unfortunately missed the chance to equalize. Wataru Endo’s shot came back off the crossbar. In the next minute, Henderson blocked Luis Diaz’s bullet speed shot. The Allreds went into the break trailing.

Nunez squandered a golden opportunity early in the second half. After receiving the ball from the corner in the penalty area, the Uruguayan forward hastily took a strong shot. Crystal’s goalkeeper blocked it with a knee. After Diaz, Nunez, substitute Diogo Jotao disappointed. In the 73rd minute, he wasted the opportunity to score despite getting a gap in the net. The goalkeeper who was out of position was off the post. There was only one Crystal Palace player in front of the goal line, and Zata hit him in haste.

Crystal became quite defensive at the end. The Allreds failed to find an address despite having the ball in their possession for most of the time. In the first minute of stoppage time, Liverpool almost got a goal with an organized attack. But Mitchell returned Salah’s shot in front of the goal. In the end, Crystal won by keeping Liverpool goalless. Klopp’s army failed despite keeping possession of the ball for 70 percent of the entire match with 21 shots and 6 goals. Crystal managed to put 5 of 8 shots on goal.

Liverpool is third in the table with 21 wins and 71 points in 32 matches. Even with equal points, Arsenal are in second position as they are ahead on goal difference.