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Preview: Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

15 May 2015




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ABOUT
Palace have lost four games in a row, though the last two were narrow defeats against Chelsea and Manchester United, following good team performances. The Eagles will want to get back to winning ways against the Reds, who will be looking for a strong finish to the season, having seemingly missed out on a top four spot.

Liverpool have endured some shaky form of late, losing, winning and drawing their last three games in the Premier League. With it being captain Steven Gerrard's final home game for the club, they will be hoping to give him a send-off to remember by beating the Eagles. 

Despite the Eagles during some success over the Reds in recent seasons, coming back from three goals down to draw 3-3 at Selhurst Park last term and winning 3-1 at home this campaign, they have lost their most recent clash with Brendan Rodgers' men. Liverpool won the FA Cup tie between the two sides in south London in February.

Both sides will be fired up for the televised late kick-off in the Premier League this weekend, with a strong finish and a return to form needed by the Eagles and a big send-off for Steven Gerrard required of Liverpool.

TEAM NEWS
Crystal Palace: United, with Chamakh appearing in the second half, so they could feature in some capacity on Merseyside.

Liverpool: Defender Jon Flanagan and England international striker Daniel Sturridge remain Liverpool's long-term injuries, whilst Mamadou Sakho is doubtful.

MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: J Moss
Assistants: D England, S Bennett
Fourth Official: S Attwell

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Palace wins
Draws
Liverpool wins
League
6
7
16
FA Cup
2
3
3
League Cup
3
1
3
Total
11
11
22

LAST MEETING AT ANFIELD

5th October 2013
Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace
Premier League



The Reds ran riot early on against the Eagles on Merseyside, with strikes from Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge giving them a two-goal advantage inside the first 20 minutes.

Steven Gerrard added the third from the penalty spot, before half-time, to effectively secure the three points for Brendan Rodgers' men before the break.

Dwight Gayle headed a late consolation goal for Ian Holloway's Eagles, but it was not enough for them to salvage anything from the game.

Watch highlights on Palace Player here.

TICKETS
Tickets for this game are SOLD OUT.

BETTING
Liverpool to win: 4/9
Draw: 7/2
Crystal Palace to win: 6/1
Odds courtesy of SkyBet.

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LIVE COVERAGE
Live coverage of the full 90 minutes of action at Anfield will be available on Palace Player. CLICK HERE to login or sign up.

You can also make predictions and discuss the upcoming fixture on Sport Lobster here.

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