Brendan Rodgers has vowed to analyse how his Liverpool players 'managed' the game during the closing exchanges of their disappointing 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace on Monday night.

The Reds had looked to be in a commanding position having raced to a three-goal lead in the crucial Barclays Premier League encounter at Selhurst Park.

Joe Allen's first league goal for the club - a header from Steven Gerrard's pin-point cross - broke the deadlock, before quick-fire second-half strikes from Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez made it 3-0.

However, the home side battled back into contention during a frantic 12 minutes at the finish to clinch a point. Damien Delaney's deflected effort handed Palace hope before two from Dwight Gayle completed the comeback.

Afterwards, Rodgers, like the Liverpool players out on the pitch and the supporters in the stands, was visibly crestfallen as he lamented the manner in which his team let three points slip from their grasp.

However, the Northern Irishman also cut a determined figure as he promised his side would learn from their shortcomings, in order to ensure there will be no repeat of such events going forward.

"We gave away the full three points having played so well," Rodgers told from the tunnel following the final whistle in the capital. "But if you defend like that, you're going to concede goals and that was the disappointment.

"We got the three goals and we could have had more, but it's not good enough, the management of the game in those 12 minutes. And that's something going forward that we will need to look at, because you can't do it.

"That's 99 goals we've scored this season, so to come here and be 3-0 up and concede three goals, as a coach, that's what you have to look at. The players gave everything, as they do. But we just didn't defend well enough.

"It's an area that we know we need to be better at. We've improved a lot in many aspects of our game and that will be an area I'm sure we'll look at - and nobody more so than myself."

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