Liverpool were looking for back to back premier league wins when they visited Selhurst park on Sunday but it turned out another difficult night for Klopp’s men. Palace dominated the first half and took the lead just after the break when Joseph Ledley scored to make it 1-0 for home side. James Milner got sent off for second bookable offence making Liverpool’s task even more difficult. Roberto Firmino equalized to make things interesting in last 15 minutes and Christian Benteke the penalty in the last minute to earn all three points for Liverpool.
Joseph Ledley’s goal had put Crystal Palace 1-0 up just after the break and game looked to have slipped away from Liverpool’s hands when James Milner got sent off in 63rd minute. But Liverpool bounced back with Roberto Firmini scoring in 72nd minute to make it exciting finish to the game in last quarter.
Crystal Palace were left shell-shocked when referee awarded a harsh penalty in the last minute of the injury minute and Benteke scored to turn things around for 10 men Liverpool who somehow managed to find a way through Palace with even 10 men.
Crystal Palace 2-1 Liverpool – Match Highlights
[ Premier League, Sunday, 06 March 2016 ]
49′ 1 – 0 Joseph Ledley
63′ [ Two Yellow/Red ] James Milner
72′ 1 – 1 Roberto Firmino
90′ 1 – 2 (penalty) Christian Benteke
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Preview: Liverpool can go level on points in sixth place with Spurs if they can get all three points against Crystal Palace at anfield this weekend. But Crystal Palace is a difficult team to play against this season and they sit 1 point and 1 place behind Liveprool in 10th on the table. Alan Pardew will be hoping for 6th win of the season against the opponents who they have enjoyed couple of exciting matches.
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.
Last time the two teams meet was back in November when goals from Yannick Bolasie and Scot Dunn earned impressive 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield. It was the first defeat for Jurgen Klopp but he will be hopefull of a better result this time around.