The Reds have previously been unbeaten under Jurgen Klopp since the German coach replaced Brendan Rodgers in the dugout at Anfield. However, the wheels look to be coming off after a miserable result at the weekend and an injury to an increasingly important player.
Palace opened the scoring through Yannick Bolasie, but while Liverpool responded through Philippe Coutinho, a late Scott Dann header ensured that Alan Pardew’s side romped back to London with all three points.
Sakho was replaced 40 minutes into the match against Palace clutching his knee, and reports suggest that the defender could be set for an extensive spell on the sidelines. Speaking
“I don’t know how bad it is,” Klopp said after the match, as per the Daily Mail. “It is too early to say. We have to wait for a scan.
“We hope that it is not too serious. I would have preferred to lose 4-1 than lose an important member of my team. It was not good.”
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The French international will now undergo a scan as Liverpool await a Sakho injury update.
The defender was in and out of the team under previous coach Brendan Rodgers, but looked to have found his place—and his form—under Klopp.
He shone in Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Rubin Kazan in midweek, and also impressed in the 0-0 draw away at Tottenham Hotspur in Klopp’s first match in charge.