Crystal Palace vs Liverpool preview | Team news | Expected Line-up’s | Prediction
This is our match preview ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park including team news, line-ups and prediction
Liverpool will be looking to tighten their grip at the top of the table with a win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Merseysiders took a huge step towards claiming their first league title in almost 30 years when they beat defending champions Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield before the international break.
The victory means Liverpool are now eight points clear of second placed Leicester City and nine ahead of Man City so they are firmly in the driving seat to clinch the Premier League title this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s men can tighten their grip at the top of the table with a win at 12th-placed Palace tomorrow and put the pressure on City ahead of their huge clash with Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.
Liverpool will make a late decision over the involvement of Mohamed Salah after the attacker aggravated an ankle injury against City two weeks ago. Salah took part in training on Friday but it remains to be seen whether he’ll be risked against Palace.
Andy Robertson is also a doubt after suffering an ankle injury against Man City so James Milner is on stand-by to fill-in at left-back while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Divock Origi could replace Salah in attack.
Liverpool should have Joe Gomez available despite the defender picking up a minor knock while away with England and Xherdan Shaqiri could be back in contention after recovering from a calf injury.
Crystal Palace have been handed a major boost as Wilfried Zaha has been passed fit after overcoming a foot injury that he sustained while away with the Ivory Coast last week.
Joel Ward is also expected to be available despite picking up a groin problem against Chelsea last time out.
Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool: The Reds have an excellent record in this fixture as they’ve won six of their last seven league meetings with Palace including the last four at Selhurst Park so Klopp should be confident of coming away with another vital three points tomorrow.
Liverpool are in formidable form right now and are unbeaten in their last 29 Premier League games. I don’t think that record will be under threat tomorrow and I’m backing the Merseysiders to seal a 2-1 win to at least maintain their advantage at the top of the table.
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