Steven Gerrard probably chose the wrong game to pay visit to his old club, as Liverpool suffered their first defeat under Jurgen Klopp against Crystal Palace on Sunday in the Premier League.
Liverpool lost 2-1 against Palace on the night when Gerrard returned to Anfield for the first time after he left the club at the end of last season, and many fans (mainly the non-Liverpool / opposition fans) were quick to react on Twitter suggesting Gerrard’s presence was to blame for the defeat.
Let us check some of the tweets first:
Gerrard’s last two matches at Anfield: Liverpool 1-3 Crystal Palace, Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace… pic.twitter.com/KEXOQfcQ3K
— Matthew Stanger (@MatthewStanger) November 8, 2015
Liverpool unbeaten under Klopp. Gerrard comes to Anfield to watch his first game since moving to LA Galaxy. Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace! 😀
— Gooner_Delhi (@Delhi_Gooner) November 8, 2015
Crystal Palace Ended Liverpool title hopes in 13-14 Ruined Steven Gerrard’s farewell 14-15 Now ended Klopp’s unbeaten start 15-16
— _Vignesh_Man_Utd (@_Vignesh07_) November 8, 2015
The steven Gerrard curse strikes again… go away stevie. — Daniel (@DanielBirtle) November 8, 2015
Controversialy I think it Steven Gerrard fault we lost
— The Sakho Monster (@stan23127) November 8, 2015
Liverpool were yet to lose under Jürgen Klopp… Steven Gerrard returns to Anfield… Liverpool lose… Coincidence? I think not ☕️ — Callum (@callum_leeden) November 8, 2015
Gerrard returned to Liverpool after his MLS campaign came to a disappointing end following LA Galaxy’s exit in the play-offs.
There had been reports that Gerrard would re-join Liverpool as a player during the MLS off season, but Jurgen Klopp poured cold water over the speculation.