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Another tough challenge in front of the Merseysiders

Last updated: November 4, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Sunday, 4pm
Venue: The Anfield
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: WWDDD
Away form: DLLLW
Last season: 1-3
Competition: The Premier League

The Reds have shown a big improvement to their performance since Jurgen Klopp has been appointed as manager. The proof is the game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool showed a solid performance in defence and clinical finishing, turning things around and beating the champions 3-1. Coutinho finally found his best form and twice blasted into Chelsea’s net.

Crystal Palace are also playing well and The Eagles have collected 16 points in 11 games. They drew 0-0 against Manchester United in their last Premiership match and maintained a good impression over Pardew’s team.

Moreover, Liverpool have had serious problems playing against Crystal Palace. The Eagles have won 4 times against The Reds and have lost only twice in the last 10 years. There has been a 3-3 draw, in which Palace achieved a real feat. The Eagles took the points, after losing 0-3 ten minutes before the final whistle. So, Liverpool’s players must concentrate to the final whistle.


Team News

Joe Gomez is going to miss the whole season, after receiving an ACL knee ligament injury. He is going to return to full training in July 2016.

Jordan Henderson needs two more weeks to recover from his metatarsal fracture. He has appeared twice in The Premiership so far.

Sturridge, Flanagan, Toure, Ings and Rossiter are also sidelined for the game against Crystal Palace. Ings is also missing for the rest of the season for Liverpool.

The Senegalese defender, Pape Souare, will be missing the match for The Eagles. The left back has recently received an injury in a training session.

Quotes of the week

klopp Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) : “I can’t believe that England is so impatient! It is much more difficult. I have been here three weeks. Everyone tells me ‘you want to buy this player, this player, this player’.”

Alan Pardew Alan Pardew (Crystal Palace) : “in my opinion, Bamford is a possible England player at some stage but he has got some learning to do.”


Expected line-ups:

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Liverpool (4-5-1): Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Skrtel, Sakho, Milner, Leiva, Can, Coutinho, Adam Lallana, Benteke.
Subs Bogdan, Ibe, Firmino, Allen, Moreno, Origi, Enrique.
Injured: Flanagan, Ings, Henderson, Firmino, Rossiter, Sturridge, Toure, Gomez
Doubtful:
Not available:
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Crystal Palace (4-2-3-1): Hennessey, Ward, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, McArthur, Cabaye, Puncheon, Sako, Zaha, Gayle.
Subs Bolasie, Ledley, Lee, Jedinak, Bamford, Hangeland, Speroni
Injured: Appiah, Chamakh, Wickham, Souare
Doubtful:
Not available:

Key Battle

benteke Benteke this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
6 (2) 567 4 2 1 1 1 0
Cabaye this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
11 938 4 2,2 1 2 4 0

So far this season

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Liverpool this season Crystal Palace this season
8 League Position 10
2 (2) (at home) Wins (away) 2 (3)
3-1 vs. Chelsea Biggest win 3-1 vs. Norwich
2 (3) (at home) Draws (away) 1 (0)
1 (1) (at home) Losses (away) 3 (2)
0-3 to West Ham Biggest Defeat 1-3 to West Ham
Benteke (4) Top scorer Cabaye (4)
Milner (3) Assist Leader McArthur, Puncheon (2)
Y25, R1 Discipline Y21, R1
3 Failures to score 4
4 Clean Sheets 3
6 Both Teams to Score Games 5
4 Over 2.5 Games 5
7 Under 2.5 Games 6
  • Liverpool haven’t lost at home in 7 consecutive matches from all competitions. The Reds even qualified for the quarter finals of The Capital One Cup, where they will play against Southampton.
  • Crystal Palace have lost two consecutive away games. The Eagles were defeated 1-5 by Manchester City in The Capital One Cup.
  • The last match between these two teams finished with a 3-1 victory for Crystal Palace. Lallana opened for Liverpool in the first half, but then Puncheon, Zaha and Murray secured the points for Palace.
  • The Reds have a big advantage at home against Crystal Palace. Liverpool have won 11 of all the 15 games at The Anfield stadium.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
16/05/15 The Premier League Liverpool 1-3 Crystal Palace A. Lallana 26′
14/02/15 The FA Cup Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool F. Campbell 15′
23/11/14 The Premier League Crystal Palace 3-1 Liverpool Lambert 2′
05/05/14 The Premier League Crystal Palace 3-3 Liverpool Allen 18′
05/10/13 The Premier League Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace L. Suárez 13′