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Crystal Palace v Liverpool

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Crystal Palace v Liverpool

‘Crystanbul’, Gerrard’s farewell & cursing Klopp: Can Palace upset Liverpool once more?


Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has a totally match squad to select from.

He confirmed that the 2 unspecified gamers that picked up knocks final week towards Fulham can be found.

Liverpool defender Joel Matip might be included on the bench following his restoration from the muscle harm he suffered in pre season.

Fellow central again Dejan Lovren will once more be absent with a pelvic downside so Joe Gomez is prone to proceed alongside Virgil van Dijk.


Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson on Zaha: “We predict very extremely of him each as an individual and a participant, and he is obtained even a talismanic high quality, being from this a part of the world and beginning his profession at Crystal Palace.”

“He is very, superb; all gamers have gotten qualities in fact, and there aren’t many gamers who can actually do each single factor.

“However he scores prime marks in so many facets of the sport, and relating to dribbling and manipulating the ball and going previous opponents, I put him up there with the easiest.”

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp: “Palace are a very good staff. No spectacular transfers – except you depend Zaha as one.

“Roy has calmed the entire scenario down there in a troublesome second, used all his expertise, and now they’re enjoying soccer.

“It is good to see the event in a soccer membership. In the long run, we solely go there to win the sport. We’ve got to ensure they can not present their high quality.”


West Ham have been vast open towards Liverpool final week, however the Reds is not going to get the identical therapy in south London.

Eagles supervisor Roy Hodgson is not going to give them any house – it’s a large a part of the way in which his groups play – and his aspect will preserve this recreation very tight.

Prediction: 1-1

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Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has scored 5 targets in his seven league appearances towards Palace, greater than he has towards some other aspect.



  • Liverpool have scored 22 Premier League targets at Selhurst Park, greater than any away aspect has scored.
  • After a run of three defeats in a row towards Crystal Palace, Liverpool have received 4 of their final 5 Premier League conferences.
  • The Reds have received 4 consecutive away fixtures versus Crystal Palace in all competitions, having didn’t win any of their earlier six at Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace

  • Crystal Palace are aiming to win 4 house top-flight video games in a row for the primary time since December 1990 – the fourth recreation in that run was towards Liverpool.
  • Palace have by no means received their opening house fixture of a Premier League season.
  • If Wilfried Zaha scores he’ll surpass Chris Armstrong to develop into Crystal Palace’s all-time file Premier League goalscorer.
  • The Eagles may equal their membership file of 5 consecutive victories within the prime flight set in December 1992 and March to April 2014.
  • They’re additionally aiming to equal their Premier League membership file of eight video games unbeaten set from November to December 2017.


  • Liverpool have misplaced their opening away match within the league in solely one of many final 5 seasons.
  • All 5 of their league defeats final season got here away from house.
  • This would be the Reds’ 73rd Premier League recreation on a Monday, probably the most of any aspect.
  • Since Jurgen Klopp took cost in October 2015, Liverpool’s Premier League video games have produced 341 targets, greater than some other staff in that interval.

BBC Sport – Football

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