Crystal Palace v Liverpool: match preview

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Liverpool have already dispelled most of the doubts about how they would cope while Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané are at the Africa Cup of Nations. They are yet to lose without their star forwards but Jürgen Klopp knows there is no room for error if they are to maintain any hope of reeling in Manchester City. Crystal Palace have lost their past nine league meetings with Liverpool by an aggregate score of 27-5 but will be mightily relieved not to be facing Salah and Mané, as they have contributed 17 of those goals between them. Palace are boosted by Jordan Ayew’s early return following Ghana’s Afcon exit. Stephen Hollis

Sunday 2pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Selhurst Park

Last season Crystal Palace 0 Liverpool 7

Referee Kevin Friend

This season G7 Y39 R1 5.71 cards/game

Odds H 5-1 A 8-13 D 10-3


Subs from Guaita, Matthews, Milivojevic, Mateta, Benteke, Kelly, Banks, Hannam, Riedewald, Street, Rak-Sakyi, Clyne, Ayew

Doubtful None

Injured McArthur (hamstring, Feb), Tomkins (unknown)

Suspended None

Unavailable Kouyaté, Zaha (both at Africa Cup of Nations)

Discipline Y37 R1


Leading scorer Gallagher 7


Subs from Kelleher, Adrián, Pitaluga, Williams, Gomez, Matip, Tsimikas, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Morton, Gordon

Doubtful Oxlade-Chamberlain (ankle), Fabinho (ankle)

Injured Thiago (hip), Origi (knee), Phillips (fractured cheekbone),
Elliott (ankle, 6 Feb)

Suspended None

Unavailable Salah, Mané, Keïta (Africa Cup of Nations)

Discipline Y28 R1


Leading scorer Salah 16