Liverpool expected line-up to face Chelsea
Liverpool expected line-up to face Chelsea

Liverpool are back at Selhurst Park this weekend, a ground they have not been able to win in since 1997. Palace have always been tough opponents for Liverpool in recent times and won the reverse fixture earlier this season at Anfield. But if the Premier League started this year, Palace would have been bottom of the table. Such has been the form of the London outfit who will have to do well to get anything from this game.

Klopp revealed that all 5 centre backs in Lovren, Toure, Skrtel, Sakho and Caulker are fit for this game. Skrtel is expected to start the game while Sakho is expected to be on the bench after sitting out the game in the mid-week. Lucas is out for 6 weeks with a muscle injury and Daniel Sturridge who was not with the team that beat City at Anfield is fit and back in contention for a start.

Here is the predicted line-up of Liverpool for this game:

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Goal Keeper:

Simon Mignolet:

The Belgian was hardly tested by City on a comfortable night at Anfield but he will be up against it at Selhurst Park on Sunday.


Nathaniel Clyne:

After an impressive shift at leftback against City, Clyne will be back to his usual right back position where he has been strong and solid all season for Liverpool.

Martin Skrtel:

Returning from a hamstring injury, Skrtel is match fit and will be at the heart of the Liverpool defense that has not conceded in the last two league games.

Dejan Lovren:

The Croat has been solid in recent games and will keep his place at the back for Liverpool after a solid performance against Manchester City.

Alberto Moreno:

After missing out on the game at Anfield, Moreno will be back to his left back position where he has sloppy yet effective for the Reds all season.


Emre Can:

The German was superb in the last game and will once again with the lynchpin for the club in the mid-field area on Sunday.

Jordan Henderson:

The skipper has been influential in the last few games but will have to have more of an impact from the mid-field than he had at Anfield.

James Milner:

The powerhouse of the Liverpool mid-field, Milner has improved drastically in recent times and is now an important player for Klopp in the final third.

Phillipe Coutinho:

After sitting out the game against Manchester City, the Brazilian will be fit, fresh and ready for the Selhurst Park challenge this Sunday.

Roberto Firmino:

The most influential player for Liverpool since the turn of the year, Firmino was superb even in the game at Anfield against City and will play an important role on Sunday.


Daniel Sturridge:

Though Origi impressed against City, Sturridge who is fit to start this game will have to be at his best and get back to scoring goals like his team needs him to against Crystal Palace.



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