MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace visit Anfield tomorrow as Jurgen Klopp looks to continue a newly formed winning streak. The Reds beat Rubin Kazan in Russia on Thursday evening and prior to that notched up an important win at Stamford Bridge but can they get the better of Alan Pardew’s side?

Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge are two key players for the Reds who are still unavailable, it looks as though it could be a fortnight before the pair are ready. Along with other long term injury worries, Kolo Toure has also recently joined the list with a hamstring problem.

For Palace, they are without Chamakh and Appiah but it looks as though Soure may be able to make the start. Doubts hang over the fitness of Wickham and Gayle who will both be subject to late fitness tests.

The last time the two sides met was in May this year when Palace put three goals past Simon Mignolet at Anfield. Adam Lallana got off the mark first in the game but the Reds crumbled soon afterwards. The previous visit to Anfield by Crystal Palace resulted in a mirrored scoreline, this time with the Reds finding the back of the net on three occasions and the away side scoring once. Suarez, Sturridge and Steven Gerrard were on the scoresheet that day.

In the last ten meetings between the two sides in all competitions there has only been less than a total of three goals on three occasions.

I can’t help but feel confident in our side under Jurgen Klopp at the moment but ever since that 3-3 game with Palace I just get really concerned about facing them. However, at the time of writing the Londoners sit 10th in the table and have only won two out of their last five games in the league. Injuries may also play a big part for Alan Pardew’s side on Sunday and so I have to favour Liverpool for the win.

Stat Sandwich

  • Benteke has scored three goals in his last four league games for the Reds, all of which have been scored in the final 15 minutes of the game.
  • Palace have scored just four goals in their last seven league matches and three of those goals have been penalties.
  • Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight matches in the league.

I didn’t get chance to ask you for your score predictions this week so apologies for that! I’m personally gonna pop some money on Liverpool to win 3-1 tomorrow. I think our improved performances of late coupled with a slump in form for Palace will result in three points for the Reds.

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!

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Source: The Liver Bird