One would have thought that Raheem Sterling’s hair would have felt right at home at Selhurst Park, where moisture was pouring out of the heavens as Crystal Palace took on Liverpool. But it wasn’t enough, as Palace came back from an early 1-0 deficit to take three points off of a quickly fading Liverpool.
Liverpool fan Rickie Lambert got the start and must have been in dreamland when he took down a beautiful pass from his old Southampton teammate, Adam Lallana, in the second minute and slotted past Julian Speroni for the early lead. The rain gods appeared to be smiling down on Brendan Rodgers men.
But the rain gods are no Soccer Gods. They can’t be trusted. That started to become clear only fifteen minutes later when Dwight Gayle equalized for Crystal Palace, cleaning up a rebound from a Yannick Bolasie cannon from distance that ricocheted of the post.
But it became crystal clear (I’m sorry), when Joe Ledley nutmegged Simon Mignolet in the 78th minute to put Palace up for good.
But Palace wasn’t finished dampening Liverpool’s day. Palace captain Mile Jedniak wanted to pour it on, so he made it rain in the 81st minute, which was timely, because I’m running out of terrible rain references.
But it wasn’t for a lack of effort, as you can tell from Gayle’s attempt to smash home the leftovers from Jedniak’s free kick.
Is it time for Brendan Rodgers to throw in the towel? Probably not, because he’ll need it to dry his tears.