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Palace v Liverpool

Selhurst Park, Sunday 1.30pm

Mile Jedinak

Mile Jedinak

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Crystal Palace skipper Mile Jedinak returns to the team after completing a one-match ban. Scotland international James McArthur is a doubt due to a calf injury. However, Kevin Doyle has overcome a groin problem that saw him withdraw from the Republic of Ireland squad in the week.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is sidelined until the New Year after suffering another thigh injury. Forward Mario Balotelli and midfielder Jordan Henderson hope to recover from hamstring injuries to play.


Roy Hodgson

"I think Balotelliís a fantastic player but Rickie Lambertís just as good, I think theyíve got different qualities donít they. Whoeverís on the teamsheet is going to be hard for our lads at the back but I want us to cause them problems and not worry too much.

"Yeah, weíll have to read the teamsheet but we wonít go too much into it. Itíll be more about what weíve got to do really to get back into getting results Ė we need some points on board now.

"We havenít been playing too bad, we just need to take more opportunities we create. We have actually been working a lot with the defence in this international break and itís good weíve had them in because weíve had eight or nine others away.

"Weíve had so many players away and Yannick Bolasie only played on Wednesday. Itís been a bit fragmented really. But luckily weíve managed to work on the defence as theyíve all been here. There just hasnít been much else to work with."

James McArthur

"Any team in the world with miss Suarez. He was the best player in the league, in my opinion, last year. Defenders were scared of him and he had that fear factor that people didnít want to get too close.

"And when they did get close he would turn and score. Obviously Liverpool miss him but any team in the league would.

"I have been running so hopefully I will train on Friday and Saturday and be available for Sunday. Itís feeling OK, Iíve been running with no problem. I did it in the game at Old Trafford. It was a bit sore in the first half and afterwards it just flared up.

"I went with Scotland, had a scan and was sent home. It was disappointing not to play, especially in the qualifier against the Republic of Ireland, but also against England."

Brendan Rodgers

"Daniel has just been extremely unfortunate. Heís a player who doesnít want to be out for this period of time with the quality he has.

"I spoke to Daniel at length and heís as down as Iíve seen anyone. We need to go away and find answers so he can perform consistently.

"He looked very, very good in training, but one strike of the ball caused the issue. It was a slight tear of the same thigh heís had problems with before. Itís unfortunate for both Daniel and us.

"The 3-3 draw last season wasnít the game that cost us. The damage was always done in the Chelsea game. That was the one that changed it for us. But on reflection I was extremely proud. Maybe the excitement to claw back the goal difference on Manchester City overtook us.

"It will be equally as tough against Palace this season. Neil Warnock is a wonderful manager with big experience. We will look to start off an exciting run of games with a win."

Liverpool - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
11th 11 4 2 5 14

Full league table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
05/05/2014 League Crystal Palace 3 - 3 Liverpool draw
05/10/2013 League Liverpool 3 - 1 Crystal Palace loss
25/10/2005 League Cup Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Liverpool win
23/04/2005 League Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Liverpool win
13/11/2004 League Liverpool 3 - 2 Crystal Palace loss

All time results

Last meeting

Palace 3-3 Liverpool

Monday May 05 2014

Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Ward, Dikgacoi (Ince, 85), Dann, Delaney, Puncheon (Gayle, 65), Jedinak, Chamakh (Murray, 71), Ledley, Bolasie

Subs not used: Parr, O'Keefe, Gabbidon, Hennessey

Goals: Delaney (79), Gayle (81, 88)

Bookings: Mariappa, Dann

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Gerrard, Skrtel, Sakho, Lucas, Sterling (Coutinho, 78), Sturridge (Moses, 86), Suarez, Allen

Subs not used: Jones, Toure, Agger, Aspas, Cissokho

Goals: Allen (18), Sturridge (53), Suarez (55)

Bookings: Skrtel, Suarez, Allen

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