Confirmed: Crystal Palace and Liverpool line-ups

Here is how Crystal Palace and Liverpool will line up for this afternoon’s FA Cup clash:

Crystal Palace starting line-up: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Souare, Bolasie, Ledley, Ward, Gayle, Chamakh, Campbell

Crystal Palace subs: Hennessey, Mariappa, Delaney, Guedioura, Puncheon, Zaha, Murray

Liverpool starting line-up: Mignolet, Skrtel, Can, Sakho, Allen, Henderson, Markovic, Moreno, Coutinho, Lallana, Sturridge

Liverpool subs: Ward, Lovren, Johnson, Manquillo, Borini, Lambert, Balotelli

Crystal Palace welcome Liverpool to Selhurst Park for a fifth round FA Cup tie, with both sides having one eye on a trophy that got a lot easier to win following some fourth round shocks.

With Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Southampton and Chelsea all eliminated in the previous round, there are only a few of the so-called big-hitters still in contention, Liverpool among them.

That said, Palace will still have very fond memories of last season’s 3-3 draw that all-but wrecked Liverpool’s hopes of winning their first Premier League title.

The Reds’ main weapon is likely to be striker Daniel Sturridge, whose record in this competition is nothing short of sensational.

The recently returned forward has scored nine times in his last 11 starts in the FA Cup and he will be relied upon to fire Liverpool to success in what remains of this campaign.

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