Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway believes their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool was harsh on his side’s performance throughout their visit to Anfield.
The Merseyside outfit was in full flow in the opening half, with strike duo Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez netting a goal apiece, while captain Steven Gerrard slotted home a penalty.
The decision to award the spot kick was dubious after Reds winger Raheem Sterling went to ground far too easily, while the Eagles did well to rally back after the break, with Dwight Gayle scoring his second of the season with a flicked header.
Going into the break 3-0 up, Liverpool turned off the gas somewhat when they emerged for the second 45 minutes, and Holloway lamented his side’s costly missed chances as they attempted a comeback after the restart.
“Missing the odd opportunity we had on the break was important," said the Palace boss.
“We need to get some confidence, and there was enough fidgeting from Brendan Rodgers next to me, I can assure you, but unfortunately we’re being punished for any singular mistake we’re making at the moment.
“We had a couple of chances but unfortunately if you don’t take them at this level it can be pretty unforgiving.
“I don’t think we deserved to be 3-0 down at half time on the balance of overall play.
“To go into the break 3-0 down, and in that fashion, I’m pretty upset to be honest.
“But we’ve got to bounce back and take some solace from our second-half performance, a lot of teams would have completely capitulated but we didn’t.”