Jurgen Klopp go his third victory with his new club in the 1-0 victory against Rubin Kazan in the mid-week Europa League fixture. He will face a Crystal Palace side that has beaten the Reds in 3 out of the last four meetings between the two teams. Klopp has made it clear that it will not effect the mind-set of the team but it will hard for the fans and players alike to forget the last few meetings.
Crystal Palace drew at home to Manchester United in a game which should have given them all three points. They will want to start winning games and Anfield is not the worst place to pull out a shocker. This article is a preview of the game between the two clubs and also includes team news and expected line-ups.
The Liverpool vs Crystal Palace match will be played on Sunday the 8th of November at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool. The kick off is scheduled at 5:00 pm BST (9:30 pm IST).
The home team are still without the services of mid-fielder Jordan Henderson, Daniel Sturridge, Ings and Gomez who are still out with injury. However, the manager confirmed that Brazilian Phillipe Coutinho and Adam Lallana are both fit to play in this game against Crystal Palace.
Connor Wickham who returned to the Palace side last weekend may still be on the bench as he lacks match fitness. Lee Chung-yong however will miss out from this fixture. Dwight Gayle will also be subject to a late fitness test before the game. Pape Souare has been declared fit and will start for Pardew’s Palace.
Liverpool have not generally enjoyed playing against Crystal Palace in the last two season’s. But all that was under their previous manager and Jurgen Klopp brushed aside any impact it might have on this clash on Sunday. Crystal Palace held United to a 0-0 draw at home and played some sizzling football. They were unlucky not to have come out of the game with all three points.
Liverpool on the other hand are on the high of beating Champions Chelsea in their back-yard and followed it with a 1-0 win against Kazan. Klopp has already boosted the confidence of the players which was evident in their last two games but goal scoring is still a problem for the Reds.
Palace will love to sit deep and defend well and try and hit the home side on the counter and possess plenty of pace on their flanks. The home side will have to be aware of this threat and should not leave gaps at the back.
Mignolet; Moreno, Skrtel, Sakho, Clyne; Lucas; Milner, Can, Coutinho, Firmino; Benteke.
Hennessey; Delaney, Dann, Ward, Souare; Cabaye, McArthur; Bolasie, Puncheon, Sako; Gayle.
Liverpool have looked solid in defense in the last few games and do not look like conceding silly goals. The visitors have to work hard to get anything from the game while Jurgen Klopp’s side will hope they can continue their 3 match winning streak in all competitions.
Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace: 5/1