Liverpool v C. Palace predicted lineups and match preview

Liverpool Supporters

Liverpool go looking for their fourth consecutive win in all competitions, while Palace will be hoping for a similar outcome to the fixture last season.

To be played on Sunday 8th November 2015 at 16:00. Venue: Anfield, Liverpool

Odds: Liverpool 7/10, Draw 3/1, C. Palace 5/1

Jurgen Klopp seems to be still going through his honeymoon period as Liverpool manager, having avoided defeat in his opening six games, but he faces a tricky opponent this weekend in Crystal Palace, whose manager Alan Pardew has something of a habit of getting the odd big win away from home. 

The home side come into this game off the back of three consecutive wins, but also a long trip to Russia in the Europa League, something which the Eagles will look to capitalise on this weekend. One feels that the Liverpool line-up won't be changed too much, while Palace may opt for a similar team to the one that drew 0-0 with Manchester United. 

There's only a point separating the two sides at present, after Palace got their season off to an impressive start, while Liverpool struggled to win games - having won four of their opening 11, with five draws in there - but a win for either side could put them right in the mix for the European places come Sunday evening.

Palace striker Dwight Gayle - who has been something of a thorn in Liverpool's side in recent meetings - is a slight doubt, according to manager Alan Pardew, but will be assessed before the trip to Merseyside. 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is likely to recall Philippe Coutinho for this weekend's game after he was an unused substitute in Kazan, but the Reds boss may have something of a dilemma as to who should make way for the Brazilian.

Liverpool predicted lineup

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Emre Can
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Adam Lallana
  • Lucas Leiva
  • Christian Benteke
  • Roberto Firmino

““I only build teams or make squads to win the next game, not to give someone a rest if he doesn’t need it.”
Jürgen Klopp

C. Palace predicted lineup

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Scott Dann
  • Damien Delaney
  • Martin Kelly
  • Joel Ward
  • Yannick Bolasie
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • James McArthur
  • Jason Puncheon
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Dwight Gayle

“I think Christian Benteke's a terrific player. He's a different kind of threat to what they've had before and a great signing, I think. I thought that squad at the start of the year was a top four squad, and my mind hasn't changed.”
Alan Pardew

 

Liverpool injury news

Jon Flanaganout - knee

Connor Randallout - muscle

Jordan Hendersonout - broken foot

Jordan Rossiterout - hamstring

Danny Ingsout - ACL

Joseph Gomezout - ACL

Daniel Sturridgeout - knee

C. Palace injury news

Connor Wickhamquestionable - calf

Marouane Chamakhout - hamstring

Pape Souaréquestionable - knock

Lee Chung-yongquestionable - knock

Dwight Gaylequestionable - hamstring

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