Liverpool are set to take on Crystal Palace at Anfield this Sunday, 23 April 2017 for what will be an absolute crucial premier league game for Liverpool and their chances of finishing in top four. Win for Jurgen Klopp’s men will pretty much put them in box seat for top four finish while if they drop points that open up the gate for chasing packs the likes of City, United and even Arsenal as we approach to the business end of the season.
Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace Highlights
[ Premier League 2017 Match ]
24′ 1 – 0 Philippe Coutinho freekick gave Liverpool the lead in just 24th minute of the game.
42′ 1 – 1 Christian Benteke equalized for Palace just before the halftime.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Preview: Liverpool are a on superb run of form at the moment, although they are not playing the best football like earlier in the season but they are doing enough and grinding out results which has put them in superb position to put together a decent run from now to end of the season and grab top 4 finish. Palace on the other hand are 7 points clear from relegation zone and there is not much to play for them.
Last time these two meet was back in October 2016 when they played out a exciting 4-2 draw at Selhurst Park where Joel Matip and Firmino late goals ensured Liverpool a 4-2 win.
Crystal Palace 2-4 Liverpool – 29 October 2017
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
16′ 0 – 1 Emre Can opened the scoring for Liveprool in just 16th minute of the game.
18′ 1 – 1 James McArthur equalized minutes later after defensive mistake by Liverpool.
21′ 1 – 2 Dejan Lovren made amens for this earlier hauler to put Liverpool back in 2-1 lead.
33′ 2 – 2 James McArthur was it again with a stunning header to put Palace back on level terms.
44′ 2 – 3 Joel Matip restore Liverpool’s lead for the third time in first half just before the break.
71′ 2 – 4 Roberto Firmino
Crystal Palace are sweating over the fitness of Connor Wickham who is not hundred percent fight and might not start against Liverpool and Chamakh is also ruled out for Liverpool trip. But there is some positive news with Papa Souare fit to start in defense alongside Dunne, Delaney and Ward.
Liveprool on the other will be without Danial Sturridge but Coutinho, Lallana, Skrtal and Lucas will return after being rested for the Europa League game during the midweek. Firmino and Benteke are expected to start in attacking roles alongside Coutinho. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on sunday.