Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Preview: Team News, Potential Line Ups, Kick-Off Time, Prediction

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Liverpool will lock horns with Crystal Palace at Anfield Stadium in the English Premier League matchday 33 on Sunday, April 14, at 2:00 WAT.

The Reds will look to extend their lead at the top of the League table, whereas Crystal Palace will aim to move further away from the relegation zone.

The Eagles’ last outing in the Premier League against Manchester City ended in a 4-2 defeat, which saw them record five League games without a win.

Liverpool, on the other hand, played a 2-2 against their fierce rival Manchester United which saw them fall to second place behind League leaders Arsenal in the Premier League standing.

Liverpool are fighting hard in the English top tier against two powerhouses – Arsenal and Manchester City – for the League title.

Jurgen Klopp’s side currently sits at the second position in the league table with 71 points, the same as the league leaders Arsenal, who are enjoying the top spot due to better goal difference.

Meanwhile, Man City claimed the third position with 70 points. The Reds have enjoyed a festival of goals so far this season, scoring 72 goals in 31 matches.

Crystal Palace, on the other hand, currently sits in the 14th position in the standings. The Eagles have garnered 30 points in 31 games, including seven victories, nine draws, and 15 defeats so far this season, which leaves them only five points above the relegation zone at the moment.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Team News

Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has been facing a series of setbacks in terms of the availability of first-team players.

The Reds have suffered a lot this season due to the constant injuries to their top players. They will miss out on Thiago Alcantara, Joel Matip, and Stefan Bajcetic, this Sunday.

Meanwhile, the mid-term absentees Diogo Jota, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Allisson Becker, and Wataru Endo are expected to feature this weekend.

With these players available, Jurgen Klopp might once again opt for his traditional 4-3-3 shape against Crystal Palace at home.

Crystal Palace

The Eagles are dealing with a long list of serious injuries, and Oliver Glasner would face an uphill task in fielding a perfect playing XI against a team that is fighting for the League title.

The visitors will be without the likes of Cheick Doucoure, Sam Johnstone, Christopher Richards, Rob Holding, and Matheus Franca at Anfield.

Their absence would definitely be a worrying sign for Glasner. However, the positive news for them will definitely be the likely returns of Odsonne Edouard and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace potential lineups

Liverpool

Caoimhin Kelleher; Conor Bradley, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Wataru Endo, Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister; Mohammed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz

Crystal Palace

Dean Henderson; Joel Ward, Joachim Andersen, Jefferson Lerma; Daniel Munoz, Adam Wharton, Will Hughes, Tyrick Mitchell; Eberechi Eze, Jordan Ayew, Jean-Phillipe Mateta

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace kick-off time, date and venue

The match is scheduled to take place at Anfield Stadium on Sunday, 14th April at 2:00 GMT.

Match Prediction

With the Premier League title on the line, Liverpool will definitely try to clinch all three points at Anfield against the Eagles who suffered a heavy 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Cityzens in their last league game.

Therefore, we predict that the Reds will bag all three points with a 3-1 scoreline.

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