Jurgen Klopp revealed his disappointment at seeing some fans leave Anfield before full-time during Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday.
The 48-year-old suffered his first defeat as Reds boss as goals from Yannick Bolasie and Scott Dann either side of a Philippe Coutinho strike sunk the hosts.
Klopp watched on as a number of seats began to empty following Dann’s 82nd minute winner, a sight that is unfortunately becoming far too familiar at Anfield.
He told reporters in his post-match press conference, “After the goal on 82 minutes, with 12 minutes to go, I saw many people leaving the stadium.
“I felt pretty alone at this moment. Of course, we decide when it’s over. Between 82 and 94 you can make eight goals if you want, you only have to work for it.
“Big decisions are made in moments when you are tired. Tonight it feels so bad because it was absolutely not necessary.”
Understandably Klopp’s comments sparked an emotive reaction from fans on social media, many concurring with the German’s disheartened viewpoint.
FitzGrd said on the This Is Anfield YouTube channel, “It’s hard to bash them too much if you yourself aren’t at the game, but seeing them scenes so early on into Klopp’s reign is sickening, don’t bother going if you don’t see the game out.”
Klopp watching the fans leave early. Dortmund fans used to sing his name louder when they were struggling. pic.twitter.com/ewGXAupKsG
— Dave O’Connell (@DaveOCKOP) November 8, 2015
After the international break, Liverpool travel to Manchester City (21/11) and host Bordeaux (26/11) and Swansea City (29/11) before November is out.
How do people leaving early make you feel? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or if you were one of them, what is your reasoning?