Crystal Palace boss Vieira: Liverpool scoreline severe

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Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira insists they didn't deserve their 3-0 scoreline in defeat at Liverpool.

Palace looked bright and spirited throughout the afternoon, creating a range of chances and at times playing some encouraging football.

Vieira suggested the scoreline was a cruel one, but made no excuses for conceding.

“I think losing 3-0 is quite difficult and severe [given] the number of chances we created or the situations we created. We were really poor defending set pieces and you can't concede three goals on set pieces at Anfield if you want to take something from the game.

“There were a couple of occasions where I believe the decisions didn't go our way but the frustration isn't about that.

“There are a lot of parts of the game we need to work on to improve. Against Spurs we did really well on set pieces but we have to spend more time working on that. There were a lot of chances we created but our decision making in the last 30 yards wasn't good enough today to score those goals.

“When you come to a difficult place like Anfield you need a little bit of a luck as well. We didn't have it today. We created chances, conceded chances, but when you come to a place like that with the players they have you expect a difficult period. We had a difficult period… it was unlucky for us we couldn't score that goal, especially in the first 15-20 minutes.

“At the moment it's more frustration. We knew how difficult this game was and I believe we played at times some really good football. The frustration was to concede those three goals on the set pieces because you expect, especially playing here, [you are more likely] to concede from open play."

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