Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Preview

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Preview
Mar 5, 2016

Liverpool

Liverpool travel to London to face Crystal Palace, who are struggling to find their feet in recent months, at Selhurst Park. Liverpool have the sixth best away record in the league this season, while Crstal Palace have the second worst home record. Although, form usually goes out the window in this fixture as recent years have shown. Liverpool have only won once at Selhurst Park this millennium. Liverpool are currently 9th in the table, Crystal Palace are 15th.

Now we have all the fun facts about how much Liverpool have struggled at Selhurst Park out of the way, not to mentioned the 3-3 draw two-years ago that we won’t mention ever again, we can focus on tomorrow.

It’s tough to say Crystal Palace are in a relegation battle seeing as they’re nine points off the bottom three with a game in hand, but their recent form makes for rather worrying viewing for Palace fans. Liverpool will be the more confident side going into tomorrow, especially after the win on Wednesday night. Liverpool fans needed to see a big response from the players after the cup disappointment, and that’s exactly what we seen.

Liverpool will want to see Adam Lallana perform more consistently, if he can keep up the form he showed against Man City, he will put forward a strong case to be one of the players Jürgen Klopp will keep during this summers well needed clear-out.
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Team selection: In-form striker Conor Wickham and goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey are injury doubts for Crystal Palace, James McArthur is also out. Liverpool will have the same players available from Wednesday’s squad, with no new injuries to report. Mamadou Sakho is still a doubt and Lucas Leiva is ruled out for six weeks. Daniel Sturridge is also back in training after missing the City game, Jürgen Klopp will have a selection dilemma, as Daniel Sturridge hasn’t fully adapted to the gegenpressing style that Klopp brings, but that’s to be expected after a long absence. Divock Origi is really coming into his own since his return from injury, getting on the ball and not afraid to run at defenders. Plus, he offers more in terms of pressing, which will come prove useful away from home.

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