Liverpool Equal Unwanted 20-Year Record in Disastrous Loss to Crystal Palace

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Liverpool Equal Unwanted 20-Year Record in Disastrous Loss to Crystal Palace

Ayoola Kelechi 17:27 - 14.04.2024

The Reds' disappointing loss to Crystal Palace was compounded by an unwanted record at Anfield

Liverpool's hopes of clinching the Premier League title took a significant hit as they suffered a devastating defeat to Crystal Palace at Anfield. In the process of suffering the shock loss to the Eagles, Liverpool also set an unwanted record, falling to a 20-year-low.

Devastating Blow at Anfield

Crystal Palace stunned the home crowd with a first-half goal from British-Nigerian midfielder Eberechi Eze, which proved to be enough to earn them an incredible win at Anfield. Liverpool, on the other hand, failed to capitalise on several chances to equalise and turn the match in their favour.

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Despite their relentless efforts, Liverpool's inability to find the back of the net proved costly as they succumbed to their first defeat of the season. The hosts will rue several missed opportunities to equalise and potentially snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

The defeat at Anfield dealt a significant blow to Liverpool's title aspirations, leaving them trailing behind their rivals in the race for the Premier League crown. Arsenal now have the opportunity to seize the top spot in the league standings with a victory over Aston Villa, capitalising on Liverpool's misfortune.

Unwanted Record Set

During the disastrous loss, Liverpool also set an unwanted record that dates back to 1999. Eze's goal marked the ninth consecutive Premier League game at Anfield in which Liverpool have conceded, equaling their longest run at home without a clean sheet in the competition.

This unfortunate statistic matches a record set in December 1996 and May 1999, highlighting the uphill battle Liverpool now faces in their quest for success.

As Liverpool grapple with the fallout from this disappointing defeat, they will be tasked with regrouping and bouncing back stronger in their pursuit of glory in the remainder of the season.