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Team News: De Boer Selects Strong Line-Up

19 July 2017

Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer has selected a strong side for the opening game of Palace’s Premier League Asia Trophy tournament against Liverpool.

The Dutchman has gone for a 3-4-3 system with Andros Townsend playing at wing-back, and the likes of Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha start in attack, alongside Keshi Anderson.

Jason Puncheon captains the team for the first time since officially being handed the armband by De Boer, while new signing Ruben Loftus-Cheek starts from the bench.

Liverpool meanwhile have handed one of their new signings a start, with Mohamed Salah beginning in attacking midfield in what looks to be a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Daniel Sturridge leading the line.

Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Townsend, Milivojevic, Puncheon, Schlupp, Zaha, Benteke, Anderson. Subs: Speroni, Van Aanholt, Kelly, Phillips, Loftus-Cheek, Sako, Kirby, Wan-Bissaka, Ladapo.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Moreno, Henderson, Lallana, Woodburn, Salah, Firmino, Sturridge. Subs: Karius, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Milner, Coutinho, Grujic, Klavan, Origi, Solanke, Flanagan, Kent, Ward.


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