Liverpool v Newcastle: Brendan Rodgers admits Crystal Palace comeback was the 'lowest' point of his football career
Liverpool's title hopes suffered a major blow in the 3-3 draw at Palace that looks to have cost them the Premier League title
Saturday 10 May 2014
Brendan Rodgers has described Liverpool's second-half capitulation at Crystal Palace as the worst moment of his 24-year career in professional football.
His side were on course to set up a dramatic denouement to the Premier League season until they squandered a 3-0 advantage and drew 3-3 at Selhurst Park.
"I probably felt the lowest I've ever felt in all my time working in football," said the Liverpool manager.
"It was awful. You saw the emotion of the supporters after and it was pretty much the same in the dressing room.
"At 3-0, we were so comfortable but we lost our concentration and in the modern game momentum can change fast."
Liverpool, who take on Newcastle United this afternoon, must win and rely on Manchester City losing to West Ham at the Etihad Stadium to claim the title.
Asked at his pre-Newcastle press conference how the spirit had been since the Palace match, Rodgers - who is adamant he has not yet given up on the title - said: "It has been excellent.
"You could see the emotion after the game and that was pretty much the same in the dressing room afterwards.
"But we know the areas we need to improve.
"We won't dwell on it. You can't think about what might or could have happened, you can only really focus on what has happened and look forward to getting better and improving."
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