Premier League 2021-22: Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Match Preview

Premier League 2021-22: Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Match Preview

Liverpool will now be shifting their focus to Premier League as they travel to London to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

Liverpool are currently a happy camp after their fresh booking into the EFL Cup finals after winning against Arsenal. The Reds are now into their first domestic cup final in six years.

Meanwhile, former Gunner Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace side are returning to action nine days after playing out a captivating 1-1 draw in M23 Derby against Brighton Albion.

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool: Preview

Liverpool will look to end their weekend on a higher note and go into the winter breaks with a win. The high-flying Reds have set up a Wembley date with Chelsea for EFL Cup final in the midweek.

The Anfield faithful will be high in confidence going into the game. Moreover, last season Crystal Palace witnessed a humiliating 7-0 defeat against Liverpool in this fixture.

Since Palace defeated Liverpool back in 2017, the Eagles have lost 9 Topflight games to Liverpool conceding 27 goals in the process.

But this season, under the management of Patrick Viera, Crystal Palace, are a different side. The Eagles are now playing with a possession-based style with notable defensive intensity. And this style of play already saw Crystal Palace side defeat Man City and Tottenham this season.

Moreover, not to forget, this season Liverpool have been prone to dropping points to London outfit oppositions. Also, Vieira’s side have just lost twice in 11 top-flight games at Selhurst Park this season and scoring at least two goals in each of their last four home games.

Also, Liverpool certainly have fond memories of playing on this ground.

With the absence of Salah and Mane in attack, it was pondered Liverpool will look pale in offensively play. But in recent games, the Merseyside giants showed they are still hunting down oppositions comprehensively.

Liverpool have scored nine, conceded once, and kept three clean sheets in the last four games (all competitions). Klopp’s men will likely carry the positive momentum and would be optimistic about ending their recent winless away Premier League run.

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The Medical Staff of Liverpool will be working their socks off for Oxlade Chamberlain’s return to the game. Klopp will surely be optimistic about Ox’s return after he injured his ankle last weekend against Brentford.

Thiago Alcantara, Divock Origi, Nat Phillips, and Harvey Elliott will continue to be absent. Meanwhile, Liverpool will continue to cope without the AFCON representatives trio of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, and Naby Keita.

Takumi Minamino and Ibrahima Konate look like to feature in starting eleven in place of Kaide Gordon and Joel Matip.

Moreover, Liverpool No. 1 Alisson Becker will prepare to hold his place in between the sticks.

Liverpool probable starting lineup:

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold; Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones; Jota, Firmino, Minamino

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool : What Anfield Home Predicts

Klopp is likely to sticks with the same formula from the Emirates win. Moreover, the Reds have shown their goalscoring ability with Salah and Mane’s absence.

Liverpool looks very likely to prevail over Crystal Palace with a 3-1 win at Selhurst Park.

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