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Preview: Liverpool v Crystal Palace

6 November 2015


INTRO
Palace travel to Anfield on Sunday, on the back of a 0-0 home draw against Manchester United last weekend, looking to get back to winning ways against a side that they have enjoyed success against in the recent past.

Liverpool have conceded nine goals in their last three league meetings with the Eagles, losing the two most recent encounters 3-1. However, a new manager in Jurgen Klopp and - with him - a renewed belief in what the Reds can achieve this season.

However, a draining Europa League trip to face Rubin Kazan on Thursday could affect the home side's condition for the visit of Palace on Sunday.

TEAM NEWS

Crystal Palace: Connor Wickham played 60 minutes for the development side on Tuesday afternoon, looking lively during his time on the pitch. Liverpool may come to soon for the striker to start for the first team, though he could be in the squad.

Marouane Chamakh is unlikely to feature, despite recovering from injury, as he continues to work on his fitness - having missed pre-season. Pape Souare could also be a doubt, along with Chung-yong Lee - who sustained an injury in the under-21 game on Tuesday.

Liverpool: Philippe Coutinho sat out the Reds' Europa League game in Russia, but it is thought to be able to play against the Eagles on Sunday.

Kolo Toure, Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Rossiter, Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez, Danny Ings and Jon Flanagan will all miss out through longer term injuries.

STATS
Crystal Palace have scored three goals in each of their last three Premier League meetings with Liverpool.

Dwight Gayle has scored four goals in three top-flight appearances against the Reds.

Crystal Palace have won nine and lost just four of 13 league away matches since Alan Pardew was appointed as manager in January 2015.

Liverpool have won just two of their last six league home matches (W2 D2 L2).

Christian Benteke has scored in the final 15 minutes of three matches in his last four league appearances.

OFFICIALS


Neil Swarbrick will take charge of the game at Anfield. He has refereed four Premier League game so far this season and was also the man in black for Palace's Capital One Cup hammering of Charlton Athletic.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick 
Assistants: S Ledger, M Salisbury 
Fourth Official: K Friend

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Palace wins
Draws
Liverpool wins
League
7
7
16
FA Cup
23
3
League Cup
3
1
3
Total
12
11
22

LAST MEETING AT ANFIELD
16th May 2015
Liverpool 1-3 Crystal Palace
Premier League



Steve Gerrard's Anfield send-off was ruined by the visiting Eagles, who came back from a goal down to stun the Reds and secure a famous away victory.

Adam Lallana had opened the scoring in the first half, but the scores were levelled before the break when Jason Puncheon's stunning free kick found the back of the net. Wilfried Zaha and Glenn Murray secured the points after 60 and 91 minutes respectively.

TICKETS
There are no further tickets available for Palace fans for this match. 

LIVE COVERAGE
Live commentary of the game will be available on Palace Player HERE and there will also be live updates on the club's official Twitter account: @CPFC.

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