Crystal Palace legend slams ‘arrogant’ Liverpool as they let the title slip

Former Crystal Palace star and fan Mark Bright has slammed Liverpool for being too arrogant as they closed in on the Premier League title, as reported by talkSPORT.

Brendan Rodgers and his side were ten minutes away from having the title in their own hands going into today’s final games of the season but threw away a three goal lead at Selhurst Park.

The Liverpool players were clearly hurt by the dramatic Palace comeback last Monday and Bright believes that arrogance was the reason behind their downfall.

“I observed after every goal the Liverpool boys grabbing the ball, running to the halfway line and putting the ball on the spot. I thought to myself, ‘obviously they’re going for goals’,” he told Keys and Gray.

“We’ve got a great record at home under Tony Pulis since he took over and not conceded too many. It smacked of a bit of arrogance to me. I just thought that got through to Tony and to the team and as we saw it was one of the great Premier League comebacks.

“For me I think the players sensed it [the arrogance], Tony had a chat and it changed. The most important thing for Brendan was to come away from Selhurst with three points.

“They needed to take it to the last game, then you still give yourself the chance that West ham might do to Man City what they did to Chelsea.

“Then you’re in with a chance of doing it on points never mind goal difference. You’ve got to go into the last game with real hope.”