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Team News: Tomkins Replaces Sakho

23 April 2017


James Tomkins has replaced the ineligible Mamadou Sakho for Crystal Palace's trip to Liverpool this afternoon.

The centre-back is fit again after a calf problem picked up during the 2-1 win against Chelsea last month, but he makes a timely return to replace Sakho who cannot play against his parent club.

That is the only change to the Palace team that drew 2-2 with Leicester City last Saturday, with ex-Reds Christian Benteke and Martin Kelly set to feature against their former club.

Liverpool meanwhile are unchanged from their 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion last weekend, with Jurgen Klopp able to name Joel Matip and Lucas Leiva in his line-up despite the pair struggling to be fir for the game.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Wijnaldum, Lucas, Can, Firmino, Coutinho, Origi. Subs: Karius, Moreno, Gomez, Brewster, Grujic, Woodburn, Alexander-Arnold.

Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Tomkins, Kelly, Schlupp, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend, C. Benteke. Subs: Speroni, Van Aanholt, Delaney, Flamini, McArthur, Sako, Campbell.

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