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Palace Preview: Now the chance for in-form Eagles to overcome champions-elect Liverpool?

23 June 2020

You cannot describe Liverpool as 'out of form'. The Reds have dominated the league remarkably all season and are potentially just 180 minutes away from claiming their first Premier League title.

However, discarding the suspension's impact, Jurgen Klopp's men have faced a blip in recent times. After a sea of victories or dominant draws, Liverpool have lost four of their last seven matches in all competitions - drawing once and winning twice.

Looking at the league alone for the same timespan, this record becomes two losses, two wins and a draw. And having won matches this season by scorelines of 5-2, 5-1 and 4-0 (three times), Klopp's charges have secured their last three victories by just a single goal, and these came against bottom-four opposition AFC Bournemouth, West Ham United and Norwich City.

While clearly still a force to be reckoned with, Liverpool appear to have lost their edge somewhat - though of course it's too short a run to warrant much criticism.

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Palace, on the other hand, have enjoyed their best form of the season: winning their last four matches and keeping four clean sheets in the process. This is the first time in top flight history that the Eagles have recorded such a feat, and puts goalkeeper Vicente Guaita just one shut-out behind Liverpool's league-topping Alisson Becker.

The south Londoners' last clash saw a side which looked comfortable in the offence and typically settled when defending in the second-half. This performance throughout the latter 45 will likely be reflected against the Reds, with Palace adept at soaking up opposition pressure and striking on the counter-attack.

Club News

Paul Stewart discusses Liverpool loan and Crystal Palace departure under Smith and Noades

23 June 2020

That said, Anfield has become an even more imposing fortress this season and Liverpool have won their last 22 league games at home, the best winning run in English top-flight history.

Indeed, the Reds are unbeaten in their last 55 home league games (W45 D10), with Palace the last side to defeat them on Merseyside (1-2 in April 2017).

Did you know?

Jordan Ayew is the joint-top scorer in the Premier League this season among players who haven’t scored more than once in a game (nine, level with Brighton's Neal Maupay). The Eagles are unbeaten in all nine games in which he’s scored this season (W7 D2).

Tactical overview

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has scored eight goals in 10 Premier League appearances against Palace, netting exactly once in eight different games against them. His record of scoring in 80% of his appearances against Palace is the second-best ratio in Premier League history (minimum 10 games), behind Harry Kane against Arsenal (9/10, 90%).

However, after a run of scoring in 36 consecutive league games, Liverpool have now failed to find the back of the net in two of their last three. They’ve dropped more points in these three games (five: W1 D1 L1) than they had in their previous 38 league matches combined (four: W36 D2 L0).

Against Everton, the Reds looked as if they were struggling to regain their sharpness following the suspension. Several usually pin-point crosses, for example, were misfired and possession lost by normally faultless passers.

Team news

Roy Hodgson confirmed that James Tomkins, Jeffrey Schlupp and Martin Kelly were unavailable for selection against Bournemouth on Saturday.

Following the Cherries match, he said "The player fitness was quite good. I was surprised."

He confirmed this week that the situation has not changed.

Club News

Top Premier League facts on Liverpool pre-Crystal Palace match

23 June 2020

For Liverpool, Mo Salah was forced to watch the recent draw with Everton from the bench while Andy Robertson was not in the squad. Klopp said the pair will both be fit to face Palace.

Joel Matip and James Milner were substituted against the Toffees with injury concerns and Xherdan Shaqiri remains sidelined.

The build-up

We caught up with former Liverpool and Palace man Paul Stewart, who revealed he was 'devastated' when his time in south London came to an end. Read his full story here.

Of course, this clash sees Palace take on Liverpool as the champions of Europe - the toughest match a club has to face. Find out the Eagles' record against European champions here.

If you're looking for more facts and stats, check out these top Premier League nuggets on the Reds!

Hodgson has discussed the significance of playing Liverpool and you can check out the latest shots from training here.

How to follow

On TV

This game will be shown live via Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 20:00. Kick-off is 20:15.

Palace Audio

Palace supporters all over the world can listen to live audio commentary of every Palace fixture in the 2019/20 season for as little as £1 per game on the official club app, mobile internet or on desktop.

Fans can buy a Monthly Pass (which auto-renews) at £4.49 per month or a 24-Hour Pass (for a single matchday) for £1.49, by clicking here

Find out more about Palace Audio here

Club News

How to follow all Crystal Palace matches in Premier League restart for free

29 June 2020

Social media

You can check out our Instagram story for all of the pre-match build-up and our official Twitter page is bringing you up-to-the-minute match updates, stunning photos and more.

Our club website, cpfc.co.uk, is the place to go for team news on the dot, an instant report and all the post-match votes.

The official app

The official Palace app’s match centre is the place to be for everything you need during the Liverpool clash. With live stats and alerts, a running match commentary feed and lineups the moment they’re released as well as all an instant match report and post-match reaction from Palace TV, there’s no need to leave the app to follow the Eagles’ efforts.

Download our app for free here!

International fans

For fans following from abroad, have a look at our Worldwide TV Listings here.

READ NEXT: Paul Stewart explains ‘devastated’ Palace end

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Match Reports

Report: Liverpool 4 – 0 Palace

24 June 2020

Crystal Palace were on the receiving end of a ruthless Liverpool performance on Merseyside tonight, and have added concerns over talisman Wilfried Zaha who limped off early on.

Summary

  • Palace make four changes from the impressive win over Bournemouth – with Wayne Hennessey, Mamadou Sakho, James McCarthy and Andros Townsend replacing Vicente Guaita (muscle strain), Scott Dann, Luka Milivojevic and Christian Benteke (muscle strain)
  • Liverpool also make four changes from their draw at Everton – with Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Joe Gomez making Jürgen Klopp’s eleven, with James Milner and Joel Matip suffering knocks and Minamino and Naby Keita making the bench.
  • Wilfried Zaha replaced by Max Meyer on 14 minutes
  • A stunning Trent Alexander-Arnold free-kick breaks the deadlock halfway through the opening 45, and Mohamed Salah coolly slots past Wayne Hennessey on the stroke of the break to double the hosts lead.
  • Fabinho’s 30-yard thunderbolt on 55 minutes sends Liverpool three-up, and Sadio Mane adds a fourth on 70 minutes.

First-Half

Liverpool’s famous anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone reverberated through the tannoy around an empty Anfield stadium on a gloriously balmy evening on Merseyside, before both sets of players took the knee in yet another powerful show of support behind the Black Lives Matter movement.

Within the first minute, former Red Mamadou Sakho was put under pressure from Roberto Firmino, but the Frenchman evaded the threat in typical fashion on the edge of the Palace box, before James McCarthy put in a crunching challenge on Andrew Robertson.

Hennessey’s first touch of the ball in a competitive match since January came on six minutes, when a hopeful Virgil van Dijk ball was overcooked as it soared over Salah’s head. Gini Wijnaldum fluffed a glorious chance after a chaotic moment in the Palace box culminating in a mistimed Andros Townsend clearance, with the Dutch midfielder gifted a half-volley that he scuffed wide of Hennessey’s right post from six-yards out. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson then blasted over from a similar distance, soaring into the upper tier of the Anfield Road End.

The visitors were dealt a bitter blow on 14 minutes as talisman Wilfried Zaha was replaced by Max Meyer, the Ivorian limping gingerly and forlornly to the sidelines.

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James McArthur tried his luck from 25-yards in a rare move forward for the visitors, but the ball sailed into the Kop, which was adorned with flags.

Palace defenders protested a free-kick given against Jordan Ayew as Van Dijk was felled, and up stepped Trent Alexander-Arnold with the sweetest of strikes into the top corner to send Liverpool ahead.

Henderson struck the post soon after, and Ayew was then harshly adjudged to have fouled Fabinho, leaving the hosts with a mirror image opportunity of their earlier goal. Fabinho, however, did not follow in the footsteps of Alexander-Arnold, as his strike sailed harmlessly over Hennessey’s bar.

With ten minutes to go in the 45, and Palace camped in their own half as they had been for the majority of the period – Wijnaldum again struck wide of Hennessey’s post. The Welsh stopper was at the centre of the action once more after racing out of his box to head the ball away, leaving Salah with the chance of a lob from distance. Thankfully for Palace, his sights were off. 

Max Meyer sparked into life as he manoeuvred into space, and struck sweetly but wide of Alisson’s post from the edge of the box. But on the stoke of half-time, Fabinho’s chipped ball landed in the path of Salah who made no mistake to coolly send Liverpool two up at the break.

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Second half

Within seconds of the restart, Andrew Robertson flashed a ball across the Palace six-yard box as Sakho tentatively stuck out a boot before thinking better of it, but Salah couldn’t stretch for the tap-in.

Fabinho’s thunderbolt from 30-yards effectively put the game out of reach for Palace, as the host’s pressure on Palace’s box showed no signs of relenting. Sadio Mane would pile on the misery for the South Londoners with twenty minutes left to play, after an exquisite through-ball from Salah.

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Both sides took the opportunity to make wholesale changes, as Liverpool continued to press for more. Two smart saves from Hennessey and another block from Sakho would limit further damage.

For Liverpool, the champagne is on ice as the 30-year wait for the title is unquestionably almost over; whilst Palace will lick their wounds and refocus on top-half ambitions.

Liverpool: Alisson (GK), Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson (Keita '83), Alexander-Arnold (Williams ’73), Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson (captain; Oxlade-Chamberlain ‘63), Salah, Mané (Elliott '83), Firmino (Minamino ’73)

Subs not used: Adrián (GK), Lovren, Origi, Jones.

Crystal Palace: Hennessey (GK), Van Aanholt, Sakho, Cahill (captain), Ward, Zaha (Meyer ’14), McArthur (Riedewald ’65), McCarthy, Kouyate (Milivojevic ’65), Townsend, Ayew (Pierrick '83).

Subs not used: Henderson (GK), Dann, Mitchell, Tavares.

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Ticket News

Liverpool away sold out - Aston Villa tickets still on sale

10 March 2020

Crystal Palace travel to Liverpool on 21st March for a 17:30 kick-off and Aston Villa on 27th April for a 20:00 kick-off, and all the information you need about tickets for both games can be found below.

Liverpool (21st March, 17:30 GMT) - SOLD OUT

Prices

General Admission

Adults: £30

Over-65s: £22.50

17-21s: £15

Under-17s: £9

Supporters with disabilities

Adults: £22.50

Over-65s: £17

17-21s: £11

Under-17s: £7

Waiting list

Season Ticket holders can join the waiting list for this sold out game from 10am on Tuesday, 10th March by clicking here.

All Members can join the waiting list from 10am on Wednesday, 11th March by clicking here.

Coach travel

10am departure from Selhurst Park

FREE to Season Ticket holders and Members

£29 per ticket for non-Members or non-Season Ticket holders

Aston Villa (27th April, 20:00 BST)

Prices

General Admission

Adults: £30

Over-65s: £22

Full-time students/Armed Forces: £25

Under-21s: £17

Under-18s: £10

Restricted View

Adults: £29

Over-65s: £21

Full-time students/Armed Forces: £24

Under-21s: £16

Under-18s: £9

Sales phases

10am Monday 9th March: Season Ticket holders and Paid Members with 3,000+ Loyalty Points

10am Tuesday 10th March: Season Ticket holders – No Loyalty Points requirement

10am Wednesday 11th March: Paid Members – No Loyalty Points requirement

10am Thursday 12th March: Season Ticket holders and Paid Members can book an additional ticket (maximum of two tickets)

Coach travel

15:00 departure from Selhurst Park

£22 per ticket

How to buy

Tickets for Aston Villa v Palace can be bought online, by clicking here, by calling 0871 200 0071 or by visiting the Box Office at Selhurst Park in person.

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