Puncheon: We were much better against Liverpool

Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon insists the team will take many positives from their 1-0 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday.

The Eagles were all square with the Reds until the halftime break and looked set for at least a point, but a 73rd-minute winner from Sadio Mane was enough for the Reds to claim three points.

Despite the defeat at home, Puncheon believes Palace were much better than in their Premier League opener which they lost 3-0 to Huddersfield.

“We gave a better performance and were much more compact and were in the game right up until they scored, it’s disappointing we couldn’t get something out of the game but we now take the positives into next week’s matches,” Puncheon told the club’s official website.