Kuala Lumpur Post


Liverpool’s title challenge in tatters after defeat to Palace

LIVERPOOL — Liverpool’s quest for a Premier League title in manager Jurgen Klopp’s final season with the team suffered a huge blow with a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace at Anfield today that left them third in the table.

Eberechi Eze scored in the 14th minute to stun the Anfield faithful in the third consecutive disappointing result for Liverpool.

Klopp’s men are even on 71 points with second-placed Arsenal, who were playing later today, and two behind provisional leaders Manchester City.

Tyrick Mitchell found Eze unmarked in the box after some good passing and Eze slotted home with his first touch to put Palace ahead.

Poor finishing by Liverpool, including Curtis Jones’s shot on a breakaway that he fired wide, secured the win for the visitors.

Liverpool were coming off a 3-0 loss to Atalanta in the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal on Thursday and a costly 2-2 draw with Manchester United in their previous league game on April 7. — Reuters