Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard reacts after Liverpool's 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace.Reuters

Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool got carried away in the final quarter of the game during their 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace on Monday.

The Reds were leading 3-0 till the 78th minute, before the Eagles struck thrice in less than 10 minutes to level the score. The result has put a dent on the Merseyside club's title hopes. Liverpool are leading the league table with 81 points from 37 games.

Manchester City, who are in second place, trail Rodgers' side by a point and have a game in hand. The Citizens take on Aston Villa at the Etihad and a victory for City on Wednesday evening will see them take a two-point lead before entering the final game of the season.

The former Swansea manager has expressed his disappointment and claims Liverpool lost their defensive structure in the final moments of the game.

"I think we got carried away; thought we could maybe get one or two more and lost the defensive structure to our game. To concede the three goals at the end was hugely disappointing, having worked so hard to get 3-0 up," Rodgers explained.

"It was hugely disappointing. For 78 minutes, we were outstanding and did everything that we would want to do. We looked solid defensively, didn't have many scares, controlled the ball, ended up getting three goals and looked like we could get one or two more."

"Tonight was about winning the game, so when we stabilised that at half-time and got the structure back into our game, we came out in the second half and got two quick goals - which put us in total control with half an hour to go."

"We created other chances and looked like we could score, but we just didn't manage the game then. At 3-0, we gave them a little sniff when they were not in the game at all. Obviously, they have got some good players that can punish you."

"It's something that we'll improve on for next season; last season we needed to get better and we've got better this year. It's very disappointing to have only gained a point from a game we had total control over," Liverpool manager concluded.