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08th Nov 2015

Twitter reacts as Palace stun Liverpool in front of a watching Steven Gerrard

Simon Lloyd

Having followed wins over Bournemouth and Chelsea with a European success over Rubin Kazan, there was a feeling of optimism around Anfield as Liverpool hosted Crystal Palace.

Having finished his season with LA Galaxy, Steven Gerrard was in attendance to watch his former side.

But after 21 minutes, the home side found themselves behind to a goal from Yannick Bolasie.

Plenty of Liverpool fans were quick to point fingers at Alberto Moreno and Emre Can after the pair failed to clear the ball in the build up to the goal.

But they weren’t the only ones that were taking some stick from the home side’s supporters.

But as half time loomed, Liverpool drew level thanks to another Philippe Coutinho goal – only this one was from within the penalty area.

The second half saw chances for both sides, with Palace’s pace a constant threat.

As time ticked away, desperation had started to creep in for Liverpool supporters.

And while he might have been criticised by some earlier on, Adam Lallana had won someone over.

But with eight minutes left on the clock, Palace retook the lead when Scott Dann headed home a corner at the second attempt.

And before the game was over, the optimism that had been so evident amongst the Liverpool supporters prior to kick off had completely vanished.

Some bemoaned their failure to convert chances early in the second half count…

… while others bemoaned the fact that their side can’t seem to overcome Crystal Palace.

Others just wished they could play last weekend’s opponents.

But is seemed that very few were blaming Jurgen Klopp.

And as for Crystal Palace? After an impressive result at Anfield, their fans were quick to remind the Liverpool manager of some of his earlier comments.