League title Challengers, Liverpool will host Crystal Palace at the Anfield Stadium. The Reds will just be coming off the back of a narrow win against Brighton last weekend, thanks to a penalty by Mohammed Salah.
On the other hand, Crystal Palace lost at home to Watford and now occupy 14th place on the standings. Let’s take a look at the teams.
Although, the Reds have defeated the Eagles in their last four outings. They are the one who surely know how to give the reds a bit of a headache and put their title charge to rest. However, Jurgen Klopp will be ready to avoid that as they top defending champions, Manchester City by only four points.
Even so, the Reds have been dealt a big blow by the injury to Trent Alexander-Arnold in their last game against Brighton. This will therefore force a bit of a defensive reshuffle by the German gaffer.
That said, Anfield has been a fortress this season with only Manchester City coming off with a win. This has left Liverpool win 10 out of 10 games. They should therefore come out of this one with a win.
Recent form (in the league): W L W W W
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Crystal Palace have won their last two away games including a shock one at the Etihad against Manchester City. That said, they will be facing Liverpool who have been incredible at home.
Not taking anything away from them, they will be facing a Liverpool with several defensive problems, with most recnt of them – an injury to their right-back.
The Eagles will therefore fancy a win her. Here’s a look at their current run of form
Recent form (in the league): L W L D W
The absence of Trent Alexander-Arnold for Liverpool could see Milner play in the right-back position against the Eagles. Joel Matip is also in contention for centre-back position as Lovren and Joe Gomez remain out with injuries.
Julian Speroni will be in contention for goalkeeper as Guaita and Hennessey remain injury doubts for the Eagles. There’s every likelihood that Christian Benteke will be available to play against his old club.
Possible Starting Line-Up
Alisson; Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Shaquiri; Mane, Salah, Firmino
Speroni; Wan-Bissaka, Sakho, Tomkins, Patrick Van Aanholt; Kouyate, Milivojevic; McArthur, Meyer; Zaha, Townsend
Conisdering Liverpool’s dominant form at Anfield, we expect that hey run out winners of this tie. They may however concede a goal or two at the back.
We say Liverpool 3 -1 Crystal Palace