The first home game of the 2022-23 Premier League season kicks off on Monday night at Anfield, with Liverpool hosting Crystal Palace.
On the opening weekend, the Reds came from behind twice to salvage a 2-2 draw with Fulham. While the Eagles lost to Arsenal 2-0. With both the teams eyeing their first win of the new season it will be an interesting clash. Liverpool will host Crystal palace on 15th August 2022.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace: Preview
After a shaky start against Fulham, the Reds would like to get back on track. A return to Anfield provides Liverpool with a prime opportunity to bring back their A game. As it has been 17 months since the Merseyside giants have lost a Premier League game in front of the Kop, with the club winning 13 of their last 14 at Anfield.
Liverpool hasn’t lost their first home league match in any of the last 18 seasons (W14, D4). They’ve won their last nine in a row. Liverpool has won 10 consecutive Premier League matches against Crystal Palace since losing 2 -1 in April 2017. Scoring 30 goals in the process. Moreover, this is Liverpool’s second-longest winning run against a team in the Premier league. They have currently won 11 consecutive Premier League games against Wolves.
Crystal Palace has lost nine of their last thirteen Premier League visits to Anfield. Liverpool against Crystal Palace marks exactly 30 years to the day the first ever Premier League matches took place (15/08/1992). The Reds would mark this day with a win and continue their unbeaten run in the league. Liverpool has the longest current unbeaten run in the competition with 20 games unbeaten in the Premier League. They have also scored in all their 20 matches.
Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp will come to this game again with injury concerns. As Thiago is expected to be out for at least four to six weeks with the hamstring injury he suffered at Craven Cottage. Joining Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Caoimhin Kelleher, Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones, and Ibrahima Konate. Joel Matip also joins the list with a groin injury as the Reds have seven of their seniors player not available for the game.
The brighter side is Naby Keita and Kostas Tsimikas are back from their illness and injury. Matip’s injury has given Joe Gomez his first start of the season and Klopp will give Darwin Nunez his First start for the club who has made his mark as a super sub in his last two games.
Liverpool’s possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold; Gomez; Van Dijk; Robertson; Henderson; Fabinho; Keita; Salah; Nunez; Diaz.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace: What Anfield Home Predicts
It will definitely be a huge task for Vieira and his side especially when it has been 5 years since they defeated Liverpool. The Reds will become invincible when they play at Anfield their fortress so it will be an interesting game. though we have injury concerns Liverpool have a strong side on the field.
Palace do create good chances in their last game against the Gunners and Fulham was able to open up our defence time and time again. with Gomez being a new addition to the lineup the midfielders had to support the defence in counters
Liverpool will have a dominant game and win Palace 3-0.