Predicted Liverpool Starting XI To Face Crystal Palace

By on October 3, 2013

Liverpool entertain Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday afternoon looking to move back to the top of the Premier League table.

The Reds got back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Sunderland last weekend and could move above leaders Arsenal with a win ahead of the Gunners trip to the Hawthorns to play West Brom on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers has been experimenting with three at the back in recent weeks but he may revert to a flat back four with defender Daniel Agger still struggling for full fitness and midfielder Lucas Leiva suspended.

Jordan Henderson has been playing as a right wing-back recently but may be moved into the middle to play alongside Steven Gerrard in Leiva’s absence, while Raheem Sterling could be given an opportunity to impress on the right wing.

Luis Suarez made a successful league comeback by scoring a brace last weekend and he’ll almost certainly play in support of Daniel Sturridge again up front. Here is the line-up Rodgers may opt to go with?

What do you think of the team? What would yours be?

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16 Comments

  1. DS

    October 3, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I wish. It looks much more balanced with hendo instead of Lucas, and Moses and Sterling on the flanks will bring much needed pace to the attacks.

  2. patrick

    October 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    When Coutinho is fit I wonder which player between himself and Suarez will be moved to the wing? Most likely Couninho but he is wasted a little there.

  3. Bubbles

    October 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Would rather Ibe than Sterling who controls the ball like he’s controlling a bouncing cube, clueless!

  4. gbenge

    October 3, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    play ibe not sterling

  5. Emma Ikpah

    October 3, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    I jst pray Victor Moses shld be a hit @ Liverpool & secure a permanent move…Amen!

    • allaboutanfield

      October 5, 2013 at 12:38 am

      If Moses continue to perform the way the last few games , it would be wise for Liverpool to offer him a permanent contract.It would make Liverpool look stupid if this young lad moves back to Chelsea.

  6. michael

    October 4, 2013 at 2:04 am

    This is ok for now,bt can someone tell me who control(pase) the midfield.we keep losing the ball there.nobody makes themselves available or wants the ball in the midfield.lucas can’t even keep the ball longer than 5sec.

  7. Livmad

    October 4, 2013 at 2:40 am

    This is the time Lfc play without Lucas permanently, our weakest link. To get a playmaker in january transfer, I.e. Pastore of PSG.

  8. Livmad

    October 4, 2013 at 2:53 am

    When Coutinho is fit, Suarez will move to the wing n Coutinho will play behind Sturridge, his favoured position.

  9. Chris Meli

    October 4, 2013 at 3:55 am

    The line up and formation, presented make a lot of sense. However, if Agger is fit to play, I would no be surprised if Rodgers opts to replace Lucas with Toure in midfield and keep the same line up and formation that won against sunderland

  10. Ishaq

    October 4, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Rodgers shuld start using Ibe cos he has a lot to offer dan Raheem Starling. He can hold d ball, he has a gud control of d ball dan Starling. He can dribble very well wen necessary. I tink he shuld b given a playing time to get dat experience especially against a weaker opposition like CRYSTAL PALACE.

  11. akowonjo alabi rasheed

    October 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    We want ibe not starling is week now

  12. Afang Aniefon

    October 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I think the coach should use the same players he used against sunderland to face the crystal palace so that we have more goals

  13. Roland

    October 4, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I think this will be one of the best squard this month, thumbs up coach, you are doing your us good.

  14. Emmanuel

    October 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    play alberto insted ov hendo nd kindly play ibe nt stelling

  15. chucks

    October 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I should have love to him to play without Henderson but his very stronger and have strength and he should play ibe not sterling

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