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January 20 2021 7.24pm

Palace v Liverpool

Selhurst Park, Monday 8.00pm

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Team news

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has no new injury worries after a couple of his players recovered from knocks they picked up at Fulham on the opening day.

New signings Max Meyer, Jordan Ayew and Cheikhou Kouyate have continued to work on their fitness this week and are close to being match ready.

Liverpool centre half Dejan Lovren is out with a pelvic injury so Joe Gomez will continue to take his place alongside Virgil van Dijk. Defender Joel Matip is back after overcoming a pre-season muscle injury.


Roy Hodgson

"You look at the attacking threat [Liverpool] pose and on the training field you try to make certain the players know where that threat is coming from and what they might be able to do tactically and positionally to nullify it to some extent.

"You won't be able to nullify it completely because you're talking about players of the highest possible class. We know the way they play and where their strengths lie. We’re playing at home and we have threats of our own that can cause teams problems when we have the ball.

"It's no way going to be a case of us just accepting we cannot beat them, so therefore we will just defend against them. We've got the treat it the same way as the Fulham game. When we have the ball we'll try and use the gifts that we have in forward positions as we've got some players that teams will be concerned about."

Jurgen Klopp

"Crystal Palace are unbeaten. They have grown as a group and Roy has done a fantastic job there. I saw a lot of videos of Roy Hodgson – one of the inventors of 4-4-2 style. They're very well organised and that will be a tough challenge. So our start was good but that is already done.

"At the end of last season they were very consistent. Pre-season was good and now their first game was good. They played real football and I think 3 or 4 new players weren't in the squad or didn't start.

"Townsend is a fantastic football player and Schlupp in a slight different position. They have speed on the wings, their full backs are quick and they have experienced centre halves. Wilfried (Zaha) is doing it for Crystal Palace."

Liverpool - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
7th 1 1 0 0 3

Full league table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
31/03/2018 League Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Liverpool loss
19/08/2017 League Liverpool 1 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
23/04/2017 League Liverpool 1 - 2 Crystal Palace win
29/10/2016 League Crystal Palace 2 - 4 Liverpool loss
06/03/2016 League Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Liverpool loss

All time results

Last meeting

Palace 1-2 Liverpool

Saturday March 31 2018

Palace: Hennessey, Sakho, Kelly, Wan-Bissaka (T Fosu-Mensah, 88), van Aanholt, Milivojevic, McArthur, Cabaye (Loftus-Cheek, 73), Townsend, Benteke, Zaha

Subs not used: Delaney, Riedewald, Souare, Lee, Cavalieri

Goals: Milivojevic (pen 13)

Bookings: McArthur, Benteke

Liverpool: Karius, Robertson, Alex-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Milner, Wijnaldum (Lallana, 65 (Lovren, 70)), Henderson, Mane (Oxlade-Chamberlain, 64), Salah, Firmino

Subs not used: Perez, Mignolet, Ings, Clyne

Goals: Mane (49), Salah (84)

Bookings: Karius, Mane

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