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Preview: Liverpool v Crystal Palace

18 August 2017

After the disappointing opening day for Palace it is a trip up to the north west for the first away game as Liverpool welcome the Eagles for their first home match of the campaign.

The Reds had to settle for a point on their opening day visit to Watford after conceding in added time.

Palace have come away with maximum points on their last three visits to Anfield and Liverpool have not kept a clean sheet against Crystal Palace in 13 competitive matches, since a 0-0 FA Cup draw in January 2003.  

Jurgen Klopp

OPPOSITION VIEW

Jurgen Klopp knows it is early days for Frank de Boer in south London as the match brings an opportunity for both sides to pick up maximum points for the first time this season.

“We all need results. I have no time or space to think about what Frank de Boer could face at Crystal Palace. I know him from his time at Amsterdam. Always a football playing side, but Ajax is different.

“We will see. I’m not sure they have finished their ideas. Second matchday I don’t think everything is like it should be. It’s about getting results at this moment.

“We played them a few weeks ago – but Coutinho and Zaha were on the pitch. We know it is a tough game. Probably both teams not overly happy but we were not overly disappointed but it’s how a first game can be.”

TEAM NEWS 

Liverpool: Daniel Sturridge is back available for the home side this weekend but Klopp is without Philippe Coutinho and Nathaniel Clyne, both still out injured.

Crystal Palace: To follow.

Kevin Friend

MATCH REFEREE

Referee: Kevin Friend
Assistant Refs: A Holmes & H Lennard
Fourth Official: M Dean

Kevin took charge of 32 games in 2016/17 and issued 127 yellow cards and two red cards.

TICKETS, MATCHDAY INFO AND COVERAGE

This match is now close to a sell-out

There are now only a very limited number available for this match. 

Coach travel will be available, departing Selhurst Park at 7.30am and is priced at £27 per seat.

Check out the Visiting Anfield guide before making your journey to the stadium. 

Getting to the Ground:-

Supporters can find out the best way to get to Anfield by clicking here

Accessible Facilities:

If any fans require information regarding accessible facilities for visitors, contact Disability Liaison Officer, Simon Thornton, who can be reached on 07885807121. An Access guide that provides information for disabled supporters will also be of help.

Food and Drink inside the stadium:

Kiosks in the visiting concourse offer a range of hot and cold refreshments. For those supporters who enter the ground within the first 30 minutes of turnstiles opening, there is a ‘Buy a pie and get a soft / hot drink free’ meal deal. 

Fan Areas:

Four hours before kick-off there are Fan Areas open which welcome both home and away supporters.

There are fun activities and competitions for all fans to take part in regardless of their age including a five a side pitch, live competitions and music. Toilet facilities in the zones which include accessible and baby changing facilities are also available.  Food and drink is also available in the Fan Zones including street food style offerings. The Fan Zones are located on Anfield Rd and Paisley SQ (Main Stand)

Turnstiles

Visiting fans are asked to arrive early at the Stadium for entry to ensure they are able to enter in time for kick off at 3.00pm. Turnstiles will open at approximately 1.00pm and supporters should arrive as early as possible subject to security checks. 

There are no luggage facilities at the ground and due to security issues would encourage supporters to travel without bags /luggage.

LIVE COVERAGE 

If you can’t make it to Anfield for the game, there will be live commentary on Palace Player, updates on Twitter, with highlights available on Palace TV from midnight on Saturday.


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