Crystal Palace v Liverpool : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 19-12-2020 10:29 am (4 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 19-12-2020 10:29 AM (4 months ago)

Date :Saturday 19th December,2020
Time: 1:30 pm
Stadium Selhurst Park
Referee Jon Moss (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News:

Crystal Palace
Palace will be without Benteke due to suspension following his red card last time out, while fellow former Liverpool players Martin Kelly and Mamadou Sakho could also miss out through injury.

Nathaniel Clyne could be in line to appear against his former club, though, while Hodgson could also bring back Gary Cahill, Jeffrey Schlupp and Jordan Ayew in a bid to keep his squad fresh.

Connor Wickham, Wayne Hennessy and Nathan Ferguson remain sidelined for the hosts.

Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Clyne, Kouyate, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Schlupp, Milivojevic, McArthur, Eze; Zaha, Ayew
Crystal Palace Premier League form: WLLWDD

Liverpool have been boosted by the news that Thiago Alcantara is now back on the grass at their new training ground, although he is still yet to return to full training and will not be available until after Christmas.

The Spain international remains on a crippling injury list which also leaves Liverpool without Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas, Xherdan Shaqiri and James Milner, the latter of whom was injured during Liverpool's last Saturday lunchtime game after a Wednesday 8pm kickoff and sparked Klopp's angry reaction.

The Reds are hoping for better news on Joel Matip, who was taken off at half time against Fulham last weekend due to back spasms and missed out against Spurs.

Liverpool were left without any recognised senior centre-backs as a result, but Matip has since returned to training and should be available to replace Rhys Williams at the heart of the defence.

Klopp may opt to make one or two changes elsewhere too as a result of the quick turnaround in fixtures, particularly after not making a single sub against Spurs.

Naby Keita, Neco Williams and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are among those who will be pushing for starts, although the latter has still not played yet this season and so may have to settle for an appearance off the bench first.

Sadio Mane will be desperate to play, having netted in each of his last six Premier League games against Palace, while Mohamed Salah will be keen to extend a deadly December record of scoring 17 goals and creating nine more in 21 appearances.

Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Liverpool Premier League form: DWDWDW
Liverpool form (all competitions): DWWDDW

Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

Posted: at 19-12-2020 10:29 AM (4 months ago) | Hero