Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to keep fans glued to their seats

Published: Monday 9th November 2015 by The News Editor

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes fans will continue to stream for an early exit at Anfield until the team give them something to stay for.

The German admitted he felt alone as he saw numbers leaving following Scott Dann’s 82nd-minute winner in Crystal Palace’s 2-1 win, after Philippe Coutinho’s third goal in two matches had cancelled out Yannick Bolasie’s opener.

“Eighty-two minutes – game over,” said the German, who after his first home game against Southampton last month said he saw the team accepting they could not change the outcome after the visitors’ 84th-minute equaliser.

“We are responsible that nobody can leave the stadium a minute before the last whistle because everything can happen.

“Between 82 and 94 (there were four minutes of added time) you can make eight goals, if you want, but you have to work for it.

“That is what we have to show and we didn’t and things are like they are.

“We decide when it is over.”

It was a first defeat at Liverpool for Klopp, who is awaiting scans on Mamadou Sakho’s knee injury to discover the extent of the damage, and the manager was disappointed with his side’s slow start and then lacklustre finish.

“This is not the first time I lose a game you don’t have to lose,” he added.

“With our start we opened the door a little bit for Palace and we were asking for this goal and we got it (when Bolasie scored).

“Between the good game against Rubin Kazan and today there was only one thing to talk about – is it too much playing?

“Once again – I decide if I am tired, nobody else.

“If everyone thinks we gave everything we had then it is wrong. Of course we could do more.

“Maybe not more running but to be more awake from the beginning, to be more clear.”

Palace boss Alan Pardew praised the unheralded Dann for his all-round contribution.

“His goal sums him up. You could see he was going to win that ball, no-one was going to stop him and he defends like that,” Pardew said.

“I really think he has been underestimated throughout his career and I wouldn’t have said that until I manage him.

“Now I manage him I realise how good he is. He can be really proud of his performance. He was superb in everything he did.”

Published: Monday 9th November 2015 by The News Editor

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