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Jurgen Klopp blames players for first defeat as Liverpool boss

Jurgen Klopp said that he felt as though he was walking alone following his first defeat as Liverpool manager at the hands of Crystal Palace on Sunday, The Sun reports.

Reds fans and club legend Steven Gerrard all left early as Scott Dann notched a late winner, which is something that saddened the new manager.

“That goal was when — 82 minutes? I saw plenty of people leaving the stadium,” Klopp said.

“I felt very alone at that moment. Maybe it is easier for them to go at that moment.

“But it was 82 minutes and ‘game over’ when we had another, maybe, ten minutes to get an equaliser or win the game.”

And though Klopp insisted that he had no problems with the fans that left early, he felt that there should have been a better showing from those sitting in the directors box.

“Maybe the fans have reasons for this but we are responsible that nobody should leave the stadium,” he added.

“That is what we have to show. We didn’t and we can do better.”

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