Liverpool wasted the chance to end Steven Gerrard's 17-year Anfield career on a high after Adam Lallana's opener was superseded by goals from Jason Puncheon, Wilfried Zaha and Glenn Murray's added time penalty rebound.
"He got a wonderful send off and did everything right until the very end," said manager Brendan Rodgers of his captain.
"The support he got was brilliant and what they would expect of him; he has been a wonderful player and gave his all for the club.
"The result was disappointing. We made poor defensive errors today across the field and got punished at the end of the first half and in the second half we didn't defend well enough.
"Their attacking players posed us problems and we didn't cope well enough."
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