Brendan Rodgers insists his side did not lose the title at Selhurst Park last season as Liverpool prepare to face Crystal Palace on today.
In one of the most memorable games of the 2013-14 Premier League campaign, Liverpool surrendered a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 in London in May – a result that all but extinguished their championship dreams.
That draw followed a 2-0 home loss to Chelsea but Rodgers, whose team have fallen well short of last season’s excellent form so far this term, downplayed the importance of that six-goal thriller.
Liverpool are enduring a very different type of season this time around and head into the weekend on a three-game winless run that has left them in the bottom half of the table.
Rodgers’ life has been made all the more difficult by the continued absence of striker Daniel Sturridge, who suffered another setback during the international break, re-injuring his left thigh.
New signings Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert have failed to fire in Sturridge’s stead, and the Italian faces a late fitness test after picking up a hamstring injury while away with his country.