There was no fairy-tale ending for Steven Gerrard as he played his last game at Anfield as a Liverpool player on Saturday, as he and his teammates suffered a shock 1-3 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.
Gerrard, who has in the last 17 years given his all for Liverpool, was hoping for a happy ending but despite his side taking the lead in Saturday’s late kick-off, they still ended up losing 1-3.
Gerrard won three League Cups, two FA Cups and the Champions League – scoring 119 goals in 502 Premier League appearances for Liverpool.
In other games, Nigeria’s Sone Aluko and his Hull City teammates were left on the brink of relegation from the Premier League following their 2-0 defeat away to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
Second-half goals from Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose secured victory for Spurs and inversely puts Aluko and his teammates deep in the relegation waters.
Defeat left Hull two points from safety and needing to beat Manchester United at the KC Stadium on the final day of the season a week on Sunday, with other results also having to go their way, in order to stay up.
On their part, Leicester who were occupying bottom of the table for 140 days this season, ensured they would be playing Premier League football next term following a goalless draw away to fellow strugglers Sunderland.
Sunderland are now three points ahead of Hull but with an inferior goal difference.
Newcastle are also not sure of staying up after a 2-1 loss to QPR — their ninth defeat in 10 games.
Aston Villa were thrashed 6-1 by Southampton, with Sadio Mane scoring the quickest hat-trick in Premier League history, but results elsewhere kept the Birmingham club in the top flight.
Southampton 6 – 1 Aston Villa
Burnley 0 – 0 Stoke City
Queens Park Rangers 2 – 1 Newcastle United
Sunderland 0 – 0 Leicester City
Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 0 Hull City
West Ham United 1 – 2 Everton
Liverpool 1 – 3 Crystal Palace
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