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Team News: Meyer and Ayew Named on Bench

20 August 2018

Roy Hodgson has named an unchanged line-up for tonight’s visit of Liverpool in what will be Palace’s home season opener.

The Eagles boss has resisted the temptation to tinker with the starting XI that beat Fulham on the opening day, but he has seen his options from the bench boosted with Max Meyer and Jordan Ayew fit enough to be named amongst the replacements and potentially make their Palace debuts.

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Preview: Crystal Palace v Liverpool

20 August 2018

Having thrashed West Ham United 4-0 in their first Premier League game of the campaign, unsurprisingly the Reds are also unchanged for their visit to SE25.

Summer arrivals Alisson and Naby Keita start again, while Joel Matip is named on the bench after recovering from his injury - as are Simon Mignolet and Alberto Moreno with Loris Karius, Fabinho and ex-Eagle Nathaniel Clyne missing out.

Palace: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, Townsend, Milivojevic, McArthur, Schlupp, Zaha, Benteke. Subs: Guaita, Ward, Kelly, Kouyate, Meyer, Sørloth, Ayew.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino. Subs: Mignolet, Moreno, Matip, Henderson, Lallana, Shaqiri, Sturridge.

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