CRY vs LIV Dream11: Premier League leader Liverpool face a tricky tie as they face Crystal Palace away this weekend at Selhurst Park. The host are without a win in the last four games and will look to return to winning ways in front of the home fabs, while the Reds know that there's no room for complacency at this level and that Manchester City are more than capable of erasing their nine points gap at the top.
As mentioned above, Palace's form is patchy, without a win in the last four league games, three of which were defeats. More concerning fact for the home fans is that the Eagles failed to score in three of those games, conceding twice in each and every game.
That's why Roy Hodgson's men have lost significant ground on the points table. Once they were a point behind the top-four but now find themselves at 12th and seven points away from the bottom three.
Liverpool, meanwhile, couldn't have hoped for a better start to their season after accumulating 11 wins in the first 12 league games. Jurgen Klopp's men had a fantastic result before the international break, as the Reds beat Pep Guardiola's team 3-1 at Anfield, to go nine points clear of defending champions.
The Premier League match will be played between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park. The ground has a capacity of 36,500.
The game will start at 08:30 PM (IST), on November, October 23.
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Crystal Palace – W W L D L L
Liverpool – W W D W W W
Crystal Palace Team News:
Palace head coach Roy Hodgson confirmed in his pre-match press conference that forward Wilfried Zaha and centre-back Joel Ward are both good to go against Liverpool. Zaha had had some issues with his foot but trained all week with his teammates, while Ward was taken off during the 2-0 defeat at Chelsea due to a groin injury. Expect Zaha to start on the left-wing, with Ward starting at right-back.
Hodgson has not much to change in his playing 11 and should go with the same playing 11 which started at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago. That means Jordan Ayew will lead the attack, with Zaha and Andros Townsend flanking the wings on either side of trio of James McArthur, Luka Milivojević and Cheikhou Kouyaté in the midfield.
Liverpool Team News:
Liverpool frets over the fitness of superstars Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson, with both of them pulling out of the international duties due to ankle problems. That said, both Roberson and Salah trained this week alongside their teammates at Melwood, but in a limited capacity. Both are doubtful for this match.
Joel Matip is yet to fully recover from the knee injury and is out of this game, while Nathaniel Clyne remains a long-term injury absentee for the Reds.
Xherdan Shaqiri is back to full fitness and could start feature for Liverpool for the first time in two months.
If Salah is not fit, Klopp will change his tactics slightly. Sadio Mane could move to the right-wing as a result, with Liverpool cult hero Divock Origi getting the opportunity on the right side of the attack, while Roberto Firmino between them as a striker.
However, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is an option as well, but his participation could come in the midfield if Jordan Henderson fails to recover from an illness. James Milner will be asked to start as a left-back if Roberton is deemed not fit enough to start here.
Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Kelly, Tomkins, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Townsend, McArthur, Milivojevic, McCarthy, Zaha; Ayew.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Milner; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Mane, Firmino, Origi.
Liverpool have seven wins from the last 8 encounters against Crystal Palace. We can seen that record stretching here and back the Reds to win this match.