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June 28 2017 8.14pm

Liverpool v Palace

Anfield, Sunday 4.30pm

James Tomkins

James Tomkins

Team news

Crystal Palace centre half Mamadou Sakho is ineligible play this league encounter under the terms of his loan arrangement from Liverpool. James Tomkins has recovered from his calf injury and is set to come in for the French star.

Fellow defender Patrick van Aanholt (ankle) is also now available and may replace Jeffrey Schlupp at left back.

Loic Remy has given manager Sam Allardyce's attacking options a boost by passing himself fit. Scott Dann (knee) and Fraizer Campbell (leg) are still out.

Liverpool trio Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan and Lucas Leiva are injury doubts, so Joe Gomez could come in for his first league start since September 2015. Midfielders Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana are both missing for the Reds.

Quotes

Sam Allardyce

"We have talked about that [complacency] of course. A part of what we did against Leicester showed that they lads overcame complacency by fighting back from two-nil down.

"They also overcame what looked like a little bit of complacency against Southampton by thrashing Arsenal, so I think they've got that in their head now that they can't afford to be complacent.

"And certainly not up at Liverpool because we could be on the end of a good hiding if we are complacent, that's for sure.

"Liverpool have a very attacking style, as to Chelsea and Arsenal, and we're going to have to be very good at nullifying that attacking flair that they have, which we managed to achieve against Chelsea and Arsenal, and all the other teams we've beaten on the clean sheet scenario.

"If we can do that, then we can exploit the spaces yet again, that we exploited against Chelsea and Arsenal and that was the key element of both of those performances.

"Our in possession play was excellent. On the few bit of possession we had we made the most of it. And that's what we have to do again on Sunday."

Jurgen Klopp

"When the ball is in the air, he [Benteke] is the main threat. We felt it a lot of times here when we trained together. He is in a good run.

"Like it is always when you play against Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) and these kind of strikers Ė tall, good with their back to the goal Ė you have to avoid the crosses and you have to avoid the passes. Thatís how it works.

"If we let them cross 50 balls itís pretty likely Christian will have a few dangerous headers. Thatís not his only strength, of course, but thatís a real strength.

"You have to avoid passes in this area, but itís not only for him. If you are only concentrated on Christian then (Wilfried) Zaha and (Andros) Townsend are around you.

"Thatís really one of the best offensive lines in the Premier League. Then they have all the experience and size in their backline. We respect this. We know how to play against it, but nevertheless we have to show it."


Liverpool - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
3rd 33 19 9 5 66

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Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
29/10/2016 League Crystal Palace 2 - 4 Liverpool loss
06/03/2016 League Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Liverpool loss
08/11/2015 League Liverpool 1 - 2 Crystal Palace win
16/05/2015 League Liverpool 1 - 3 Crystal Palace win
14/02/2015 FA Cup Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Liverpool loss

All time results


Last meeting

Liverpool 1-2 Palace

Sunday April 23 2017

Liverpool: Mignolet, Lovren (Alex-Arnold, 79), Clyne (Grujic, 84), Matip, Milner (Moreno, 82), Wijnaldum, Lucas, Can, Coutinho, Firmino, Origi

Subs not used: Woodburn, Gomez, Karius, Brewster

Goals: Coutinho (24)

Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Schlupp, Kelly, Tomkins, Cabaye (Delaney, 83), Townsend, Zaha (van Aanholt, 78), Milivojevic, Puncheon, Benteke (Campbell, 88)

Subs not used: Speroni, Sako, Flamini, McArthur

Goals: Benteke (42, 74)

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