Liverpool were cruising at 2-0 up around the half hour mark against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park when the control they had on the game started to slip and the Eagles started getting chances.
Indeed, it was a pretty alarming switch off from the Reds with them perhaps lucky to be 2-0 up at the break, whilst Palace then scored soon in the second half.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed how Klopp was unhappy with the switching off, too:
Ox: “The manager wasn’t happy at half-time with that [sloppy play] and we went out there second half just knowing we needed to be a bit more dogged. When they pulled it back to 2-1, that was a bit of a test of character for us then, to make sure that we saw it out.” #awlive [lfc] pic.twitter.com/yEasuv6lNx
Anfield Watch Verdict
Liverpool have let winning positions slip too often this season and this was the case nearly again on Sunday.
Of course, the Reds saw it out with a 3-1 scoreline but it could have been so different on another day.
Hopefully, we'll see more control in the matches to come.