Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp picks out two Palace players with real quality, including Bolasie

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Crystal Palace have rued the absence of Yannick Bolasie in recent weeks.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp feels Crystal Palace duo Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie are quality players and hinted the latter’s absence has caused Pardew’s side to suffer, Sky Sports report.

The Reds head in to their upcoming clash at Selhurst Park in confident mood after defeating Manchester City 3-0 at Anfield, whereas Palace in contrast have gone 11 Premier League games without a win.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are favourites, yet the return of Bolasie will make a big difference for Palace as Klopp singles out the winger and teammate Zaha as two players with genuine quality.

“The biggest difference for Palace has been the time without Bolasie. Having him back is important for them. He is a quality player, together with Wilfried Zaha,” the German coach explained.

"I would like to say they have no self-confidence, but that is not the truth. It's not the easy place to collect points. It will be hard work, but we have to show we will be ready."

Bolasie picked up a long-term injury in December following a 2-1 win at Stoke City and since then the Eagles have presided over a disatrious run of form which has seen them slump down the table.

The 26-year-old is such a key figure for Alan Pardew’s side, scoring four goals and adding a further two assists in his opening 15 Premier League matches this season.

The winger, coupled with Zaha and Bakary Sako, give real width to the South London side and allows the likes of Yohan Cabaye to be more influential through the middle.

Liverpool likes to play a narrow game, and if Palace manage to get their star winger in one vs one positions with the fullbacks the hosts could find plenty of joy and possibly their first league win of 2016.

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