Crystal Palace failed to give Roy Hodgson a memorable send-off in his last game in charge of the Eagles, losing 2-0 away to Liverpool.
The 73-year-old manager is calling time on his four-year spell at Selhurst Park but lost to one of his former sides following an underwhelming performance from the capital club.
It means that Palace have recorded consecutive 14th-placed finishes in Hodgson’s final two campaign’s at the club, leaving a solid foundation for any potential successor.
However, the ex-England boss would have wanted his final 90 minutes to be a rather more noteworthy affair, not the disappointing display that his team produced at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
One player who was particularly guilty of letting Hodgson down was midfielder Jairo Riedewald. The former Ajax man recorded a meagre 6.4/10 rating, the joint-lowest score received by anyone on the pitch, as per SofaScore.
Remarkably, the 24-year-old had just 25 touches of the ball against Jurgen Klopp’s charges, despite playing the full 90 minutes, 19 fewer touchces than the 44 goalkeeper Vicente Guaita managed.
None of the Palace players covered themselves in glory in what was a below-par showing from the south London outfit, but Riedewald was arguably the worst out of a bad bunch.
The three-cap Netherlands ace has often struggled since arriving on English shores, only making 72 Palace appearances in four seasons, but this was amongst his most ineffective outings.
He won just one of his three duels, made only 14 accurate passes and failed to make a single tackle. It’s set to be a summer of big changes at Selhurst Park, and Reidewald may have to convince the new boss that he’s worth keeping after this shocking performance.
If that was Hodgson’s last game in management, Riedewald was one of the Palace players who let the departing boss down on his exit from the game.
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