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Pardew: Liverpool Have Momentum

28 October 2016

Alan Pardew expects the match against Liverpool on Saturday evening to be one with attacking play being high on the agenda from both ends of the pitch. 

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, he said: "We are both attacking sides so should make for a good game to watch and I wouldn’t think we are looking at a goal-less game.  Last week at the home of the champions we had 23 shots at goal which is some figure but we need to convert them. 

"Liverpool have a momentum and an intensity about them, the lack of European football is helping and they are the form team at the moment.  From our point of view a difficult game, they have fantastic individuals in there and you have to deal with them."
The Reds sit third in the table at the moment and based on their early season form Pardew believes that they have what it takes to be pushing for honours. 

"You always have a good barometer once you have seen your side up against the opposition," he said. "So far Spurs are the best side we have come up against this year and that is all I can talk about really. 

"The way the league is panning out and the results Liverpool have had you have got to look at them for sure."

Jurgen Klopp has Liverpool playing in a style that has shown their intentions and Pardew knows that the visitors have players to cause Palace problems, adding: "They play with a high intensity, are fast to the ball and have quick ball recovery and that is driven by the manager but the side Brendan Rodgers had was not too dissimilar. 

"It's about having good players with momentum and they have that at the moment."

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