London: Liverpool’s season went from bad to worse on Sunday, when it surrendered an early lead to lose 3-1 at struggling Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
After just 12 games, last year’s runner-up is failing to hit the heights that saw the side push Manchester City to the final day of the title race.
Rickie Lambert netted his first goal for Liverpool inside two minutes at Selhurst Park but that was as good as it got for Liverpool.
Dwight Gayle leveled before the break, while Joe Ledley and Mile Jedinak scored three minutes apart to give Palace their first win since September.
As Palace rose to 15th, Liverpool is only two points better off in 12th. Liverpool, struggling without Luis Suarez this season, has lost its last four matches in all competitions.