Jurgen Klopp has warned his Liverpoool side to learn a lesson from Crystal Palace’s shock win at Manchester City.
Palace have blown hot and cold this season – but no result stands out more than their remarkable 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium on December 22. Asked this week whether he had watched Palace’s game against City, Klopp (right) said: ‘I saw the game.
The percentage possession was 70 or 80 for City. That’s massive. Palace scored a beautiful goal. Hopefully Andros Townsend will not do that again! In counter-attacks, at set-pieces, it is clear, they are good. That’s how a game can happen. But we need to see them play football as well.
‘There was not too much in that game, that’s why I watched three different types of games, and at least two away games. If you let Crystal Palace play, they are really good – that’s how it is. They play a direct style and defend deep. Using situations like this, it’s important. It helps (to have seen Palace beat City) rather than the other way around.’