'I want to win': Oliver Glasner's dressing room speech to Crystal Palace players in terrific Liverpool win

Crystal Palace went to Anfield and inflicted the first Premier League defeat on Liverpool since October 2022.

Crystal Palace produced their best performance under Oliver Glasner, creating chances and controlling the game without the ball to beat Liverpool at Anfield.

The Eagles landed a damaging blow to Jurgen Klopp’s title aspirations and improved their own chances of any late relegation scuffle with that crucial win. Eberechi Eze converted from Tyrick Mitchell's cut-back to finish off a flowing Palace move early on and the visitors were deservedly rewarded three points after some brilliant defending and wasteful finishing from the hosts.

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And after the game, the Palace manager said he told the players he wanted to win the game. Glasner told SkySports: “I just said I want to win and urged them to enjoy themselves. 

Asked what a win like that meant to him, the Eagles boss added: "It's important to feel humble and know what we have to do for it. Premier League games are hard work and of course, I am happy. I want to win every game and it's something special to win here."

Palace had gone five games without a win even though the performance levels were comparatively better than they were under former manager Roy Hodgson. They were keeping the ball more, running longer and creating chances but were missing the win that gives teams confidence, at Anfield they fund that. 

The south London club have been helped by the return to fitness and form of Michael Olise, who made his first start in almost two months at Anfield. Goal scorer Eberechi Eze has also had his fair share of fitness issues but looked spectacular in that first half when he scored what turned out to be the winner. 

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