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Palace Preview: Mane Liverpool's key in south London

21 November 2019

Crystal Palace host a rampant Liverpool side playing on the back of a 29-game unbeaten run this afternoon, and while the Reds have a host of attacking threats on hand to challenge the Eagles, Sadio Mane is the man to watch from the visitors as he brings a fearsome record with him to SE25.

Palace’s tightly organised defence will be kept alert from kick-off today, with Mane having scored seven goals in nine games against the south Londoners, more than he has against any other side. Four of these goals have come from Mane’s last four matches against the red and blues.

But there is hope to take for Roy Hodgson’s men, who have strengthened their reputation for defensive solidity this season. Having conceded the fewest goals of any side in the league’s lower half and fewer than both Arsenal and Chelsea in the top six, the Eagles’ back four have enjoyed several fine displays so far this campaign and their record is notably dented by shipping a quarter of their goals in one match against Tottenham Hotspur.

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Conversely, Liverpool have failed to keep a clean sheet in five Premier League games and have kept just two in their last 12 matches in the competition. Palace have kept three in the same stretch of time.

It is going forward, clearly, where Liverpool find most prowess - scoring in each of their last 21 league games. Furthermore, Liverpool have had more different goalscorers than any other side in the top flight this season (13) and have used just 18 different outfield players, meaning 72% of them have found the net - another league high.

History reads more favourably for this weekend’s visitors, but Palace have their fair share of memorable matches against Liverpool. Such highlights include a four-game run between May 2014 and November 2015 whereby the Eagles collected 10 from a possible 12 points against the Merseysiders.

Several of the Palace team will be facing their former club when they come up against Liverpool, with Christian Benteke, Mamadou Sakho and Martin Kelly having racked up 184 appearances between them.

On the other side, the injured Nathaniel Clyne will be watching the Eagles seven years after departing for Southampton.

Did you know?

Regardless of the score, at the end of this game, Liverpool will have finished top of the Premier League for the 100th day this season. Only Manchester City have also sat in first this season.

Tactical overview

Liverpool’s tactics have been much discussed in this and recent seasons, but theirs is an approach which appears to keep working. In their most recent league success - a 3-1 victory over City - Liverpool employed their fullbacks typically high and responded with devastating effect to the visitor's invitation to counter.

Liverpool will likely be the side inflicting the majority of the assaults against Palace, but the Eagles will remain aware of their constant threats bombing up from defence through the flanks and Hodgson’s men will have to ensure they are not overrun by a top-heavy 4-3-3 (almost 2-5-3 in attack).

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Team news

Palace are fortunate in the medical department, with Hodgson confirming that his squad is fully fit.

Liverpool, however, appear less fortunate than Palace. Mohamed Salah is nursing a slight ankle injury and will be assessed pre-match, Andy Robertson withdrew from recent international duty also with a reported ankle problem, Joel Matip is sidelined by an ongoing knee injury and Xherdan Shaqiri is only just expected to begin his competitive return from a calf tear.

There are also doubts over Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson.

How to follow

Palace Audio

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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

Social media

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

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. And if you're wondering where the nearest official fan club is to you, you can click here to find out.

Did you know you can become an International Member from just £45 and receive benefits such as guaranteed tickets for any home league game and exclusive live Palace TV streams for selected games? You can - by buying here!

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Match Reports

Disappointing result for the Eagles in impressive Liverpool performance

23 November 2019

Crystal Palace fell to a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool at Selhurst Park despite the Eagles putting in an impressive 90 minutes that saw a late Roberto Firmino goal cancel out a Wilfried Zaha equaliser moments earlier.

In summary

  • Unchanged XI from Chelsea game
  • Palace dominate first-half after fast Liverpool start for opening 10 minutes
  • VAR rules out James Tomkins header just before half-time
  • HT: 0-0
  • Sadio Mané scores right after half-time, with the ball hitting both posts before spinning in
  • Joel Ward replaced by Martin Kelly due to an injury on 70 minutes
  • Jeffrey Schlupp and Christian Benteke go close with spectacular efforts
  • Wilfried Zaha levels at the end of a fine team goal on 85 minutes
  • Liverpool take the lead straight away through Firmino
  • FT: 1-2

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Liverpool started fast at Selhurst Park, and on nine minutes the Reds’ impressive start was almost rewarded with Mané starting and finishing a move that was heroically blocked by James Tomkins from 12-yards out.

The game then turned, and an Andros Townsend-led spell of dominance began for the Eagles. Firstly, the Palace winger dribbled himself away from three chasing Liverpool players to free Cheikhou Kouyate down the right-flank.

Kouyate’s cross was deep but collected by Wilfried Zaha on the other side of the penalty box, with Zaha setting up Luka Milvojevic for a decent outside-the-box effort that kickstarted the sustained spell of pressure for Palace.

Townsend was again finding a lot of joy against Trent Alexander-Arnold and was instrumental in Palace winning back-to-back corners as Selhurst Park began to realise Liverpool were struggling to cope with Roy Hodgson’s side.

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On 16 minutes, another Kouyate cross created a fantastic volleyed opportunity for Jordan Ayew, with the centre-midfielder clipping a perfectly-weighted ball on to the right boot of the onrushing Ayew; the effort going narrowly wide in what would’ve been a delightfully worked Palace goal.

Palace remained comfortable and looked the more threatening for the rest of the first-half, and were fully deserving of the lead Tomkins thought he had given the south Londoners from a Milivojevic free-kick. However, VAR stepped in to rob the centre-back of his first league goal since scoring against the same opposition back in January of this year.

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Ayew was adjudged to have pushed Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren, who wasn’t involved in the phase of play that saw Gini Wijnaldum flick on Milivojevic’s cross into Tomkins’ path.

The Eagles were made to rue not making their impressive first 45 minutes count with Mané giving Jürgen Klopp’s side the lead via both goalposts after Vicente Guaita’s fingertips came so close to keeping the effort out.

Despite trailing against the run of play, the Eagles continued to probe with Milivojevic having a couple of long-range efforts either side of a great effort from Townsend that Allison tipped over.

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Klopp looked to reassert the league leader’s dominance in the game by bringing on Divock Origi for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 65th minute. The personnel change saw the Reds grow back in to the game, with Guaita pulling off a fine save with the odds stacked heavily in the favour of the clean through on goal, Roberto Firmino.

Hodgson reacted to his counterpart in the rival dugout’s change by bringing on Jeffrey Schlupp and Martin Kelly for Cheikhou Kouyate and Joel Ward, with the latter leaving the field of play due to an injury.

Schlupp’s entrance was almost an inspired one with Townsend’s delicate tee-up for his teammate from 30-yards sending Allison scrambling across goal from a low, fizzed effort from Schlupp.

Townsend was again at the centre of the positive play from the Eagles, this time making a darting run to the edge of the area before clipping a ball over Andy Robertson’s head to James McArthur on the right-head side of the box. McArthur sent the ball back in to Christian Benteke, who had just replaced Ayew, with the striker going so close with a spectacular overhead kick.

Finally, in the 85th minute, Palace got what they deserved as a minimum with a fantastic team goal. Zaha freed Benteke down the flank after holding off several Liverpool players, Benteke found Townsend in the box, who then found Zaha who fired home from just outside the six-yard box.

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A break in play had a few nervy moments where Palace thought they might have to play with 10-men due to an injury to Tomkins, having made all three subs - thankfully the defender managed to carry on. However, the stoppage interrupted the Eagles’ flow and Firmino turned home to restore Liverpool’s lead almost instantly after captailising on Palace’s failure to clear their lines swiftly.

The full-time whistle went and Palace can feel aggrieved not to have taken something from a game they dominated for large spells.

Palace: Guaita, Ward [Kelly 70], Tomkins, Cahill, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, Kouyate [Schlupp 72], McArthur, Townsend, Zaha, Ayew [Benteke 78].

Subs Not Used: Hennessey, Dann, McCarthy, Meyer.

Liverpool: Allison, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain [Origi 65], Henderson [Milner 81], Firmino [Gomez 90], Mané.

Subs Not Used: Adrián, Keita, Salah, Lallana.

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Ticket News

Tickets for Palace v Liverpool now sold out

30 September 2019

Tickets for Crystal Palace's home game against Liverpool on November 23rd have now sold out.

The clash will see top of the table Liverpool visit Selhurst in their push to win the Premier League, with Roy Hodgson's men looking to stage an upset against the Reds. 

Stay tuned to cpfc.co.uk, the official Palace app and across our official social media channels for more information nearer the time on how you can follow this clash.

In the meantime, if you're wanting to grab your tickets for a match in SE25, you can buy a seat for the Leicester City game here!

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