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Some seasoned Liverpool watchers described the shock 3-0 dwelling defeat to Atalanta within the Europa League as one of many worst performances they’ll keep in mind from the lads in pink. It was an abject efficiency and one which does excess of all however put an finish to their hopes of European silverware this season.

It’s not going too OTT to say that Liverpool have been picked aside with such ease by Atalanta, a workforce sixth in Serie A, that their hopes of any silverware this yr, in Jurgen Klopp’s remaining marketing campaign at Anfield, has been put in severe doubt. On the again of a poor second half at Manchester United, the place they drew 2-2, the outcome and method of the loss on Thursday leaves many questions on Liverpool’s skill to win the Premier League title.

They appeared limp in assault, gave the ball away too simply and infrequently in midfield, and appeared brittle on the again. All in all, not an excellent mixture for any facet, not to mention one with designs on the title.

After the shock loss Klopp was at a loss to clarify how his facet might play so poorly.

“I have nothing positive to say…it became a bad game. It was not like us in possession – we were everywhere which means we were nowhere,” the German mentioned. “We must feel bad, that was a really bad performance…In this moment the players must feel bad, I want them to go home and sleep bad.”

Today they face Crystal Palace at Anfield in dire want of a win and efficiency, if solely to show to themselves that Thursday’s defeat was an inexplicable blip. And Klopp has referred to as on his workforce to do exactly that.

“We must feel bad, that was a really bad performance [against Atalanta]. We have to show a reaction immediately on Sunday.

“I know the boys can play better football but they didn’t do it tonight and we have to show a reaction on Sunday. I’m pretty sure they will do that.”

Stay right here to search out out if they’ll, and for all of the workforce information and pre-match construct up with kick off set for 2pm