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Team News: Gayle Back To Face Reds

23 November 2014


Dwight Gayle has been recalled to the Crystal Palace starting line-up to take on Liverpool this afternoon.

The striker is back to face the side whom he scored two last-gasp goals against back in May to complete a thrilling comeback, replacing Fraizer Campbell.

That is one of three changes for the Eagles made by Neil Warnock, who has brought skipper Mile Jedinak back into the side for James McArthur after the Aussie missed the Manchester United game through suspension.

Adrian Mariappa tweaked a knee in training yesterday and is replaced by Martin Kelly, who is set to face his former club, and Wilfried Zaha also returns to the matchday squad but is named on the bench.

Brendan Rodgers has made four changes to his side that lost 2-1 to Chelsea last time out.

After seeing Daniel Sturridge ruled out earlier this week, his striking options have been further depleted with the absence of Mario Balotelli, who is replaced by Rickie Lambert.

Elsewhere Adam Lallana is selected ahead of Emre Can, Joe Allen comes in for Jordan Henderson who doesn't make the 18, and Javier Manquillo is preferred to Alberto Moreno, 

Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Jedinak, Ledley, Puncheon, Bolasie, Chamakh, Gayle. Subs: Hennessey, Hangeland, McArthur, Bannan, Zaha, Campbell, Johnson.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Lovren, Skrtel, Manquillo, Allen, Gerrard, Lallana, Coutinho, Sterling, Lambert. Subs: Jones, Toure, Moreno, Leiva, Can, Markovic, Borini.

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